Meet the Team

Exporting and importing - International Trade Director

Tim Bailey | International Trade Director Email 

Tim's international career spans 30 years, with a special emphasis on logistics and training. He currently sits on a number of international trade forums at both national and regional level including a sub-group of the British Chambers of Commerce Board. Twitter @ChamberInt_Tim

Chamber International - International Trade Administrator

Madeleine Pierantozzi  | International Trade Administrator Email 

Venezuelan Madeleine moved to Brazil in 2008 where she graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo in International Relations. Madeleine worked for the British Consulate-General in São Paulo and the German Brazilian Chamber of Commerce before moving to the UK and joining our trade procedures team. Twitter @ChamberInt_MP

Chamber International - Lydia Moi

Lydia Moi | New Account Executive Email 

Lydia previously worked in exports for a major Yorkshire cleaning products manufacturer and also for Astracast, Bradford, a division of Jacuzzi. She joined Chamber International after 5 years in Sardinia as sales and purchasing coordinator for an Italian company importing solar panels manufactured worldwide for sale throughout Italy. Twitter @ChamberInt_LM

Chamber International - David Attia

David Attia | Senior Associate Email

While working for a leading UK bath manufacturer David established overseas offices in Europe and the Far East and built up annual export sales to £12m. He became a main board member as international sales director in 2003 and stepped down in 2013 to join Chamber International. David assists first-time and novice exporters in development market entry strategies. Twitter @ChamberInt_DA

Chamber International - Robin Finnis - Senior Associate

Robin Finnis | Senior Associate Email

Logistics expert Robin, who’s career in shipping spans 40 years, specialises in developing  logistics / supply chain strategies for new to export businesses through to multi-nationals.

He’s a Fellow of the Institute of Freight Personnel and Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport.

Exporting and importing - International Trade Procedures Manager

Alison Holmes | Trade Procedures Manager Email 

Alison has extensive knowledge and experience in areas of documentation and procedures. She works closely with businesses throughout the region, HM Revenue & Customs and British Chambers of Commerce to help maintain our reputation for high quality documentation services. Twitter @ChamberInt_AJH

Chamber International - Sam Paley - International Trade Administrator

Sam Paley | Online Services Administrator  Email

Sam’s interest in international trade grew from his family as both his father and his sister work as freight forwarders. He studied classical civilisations at the University of Warwick and joins Chamber International after working for a well-known national retailer. In his free time, he plays the tuba in a brass band.

Hayley Bates | Deputy Trade Procedures Manager Email 

Hayley gained a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Huddersfield and is also a qualified business administrator. She specialises in helping businesses comply with origin rules used in international trade and related certification. Twitter @ChamberInt_HB

Exporting and importing - Documentation Manager

Roy Broadhead | Documentary Credits Account Manager Email

Roy is in charge of our highly experienced team in the documentation bureau handling documentary letters of credit and other vital paperwork. He has more than 40 years' experience as a shipping manager, consultant and in-house export specialist working in the textile, engineering and lighting sectors. Twitter @ChamberInt_Roy

Exporting and importing - Key Account Executive

Nikki Clow | Corporate Account Manager Email 

With over a decade of experience managing our important customer relationships Nikki is skilled in helping businesses tap into support from Chamber International and its network of partners. Nikki previously worked as an assistant to an import buyer and as executive assistant to directors at Morgan Stanley Bank in Sydney, Australia. Twitter @ChamberInt_NC

Exporting and importing - International Training Manager

Mike Strawson | Senior Associate Email 

Mike Strawson has more than 40 years' commercial experience in international trade. He has created export departments for international companies, and has run a small manufacturing company which exported over 90 percent of its output. Mike leads on the successful We are International Export Network initiative. Twitter @ChamberInt_Mike

Chamber International - Lucy Jones - Export-Import Office Services Co-ordinator

Lucy Jones | International Services Manager Email

Before returning to the UK to work for a textile exporter, Lucy ran her own business in France importing British goods for retailers. She is  a former British Army National Champion Cadet and, as well as speaking fluent French, is learning Japanese. 

Chamber International - Carla Assunção - Web Content & Social Media Manager

Carla Assunção | Digital Manager Email

Brazilian, Carla holds a degree in English and a postgraduate degree in teaching English from the University of Leeds. She creates, develops and maintains digital content for Chamber International’s websites and online community. Twitter @assuncao_carla

Exporting and importing - International Document Specialist

Neil Foulder | Documentary Credit Specialist Email

Liverpool-born Neil has been involved in the banking industry for four decades, principally with Standard Chartered Bank and Lloyds TSB. Married with four children he has spent more than twenty years in Yorkshire. Neil plays a leading role in delivering Chamber International's growing back office services including checking multi-million dollar payment contracts for key accounts.

Chamber International - Associate - China Affairs

Matthew Grandage | Associate-China Affairs Email

Matthew specialises in China, its market opportunities and business culture.  He worked in China for 15 years and is proficient in Mandarin. Matthew studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, and has worked for multinationals, British SMEs and NGOs as well as being a small business owner himself. Twitter @ChamberIntChina


Evgeny Polyakov | Associate Email

Evgeny assists companies in areas of strategic management and business development in relation to the Russian market. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategy and is PMI certified as a Project Management Professional. Evgeny has extensive experience of engineering and rotating equipment for the oil & gas industry.

 Exporting and importing - International Trade Executive

Hannah Coe | Senior Executive Email

Hannah has worked in freight forwarding, manufacturing and the corporate sectors where she specialised in international trade compliance. She holds an honours degree in Business and International Law and is Six Sigma qualified with Global SAP project experience. Hannah leads on helping businesses identify efficiency savings and driving cost out of their supply chains.