Meet the Team

Exporting and importing - International Trade Director

Tim Bailey FIEx | International Trade Director Email 

Tim's international career spans 40 years, with a special emphasis on logistics and training. He sits on a number of international trade forums at both national and regional level and attends meetings held by the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Trade & Investment. Tim was made a Fellow of The Institute of Export & International Trade in 2017. Twitter @ChamberInt_Tim


Mette Werdelin Azzam – Senior Associate Email  

A world-renowned expert in rules of origin and trade agreements, Mette, was head of the origin sub-directorate at the World Customs Organization (WCO) for 10 years before joining Chamber International. As technical lead on origin Mette represented the WCO at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Previously she was the Danish customs attaché based in Brussels.

Exporting and importing - Key Account Executive

Nikki Clow | International Operations Manager Email 

Nikki previously worked as executive assistant to directors at Morgan Stanley Bank in Sydney, Australia before returning to Chamber International.  She oversees day-to-day operations managing different teams and works closely with the director to build the business. Twitter @ChamberInt_NC

Ioanna Orfanidi – Customs Administrator

Ioanna Orfanidi | Customs Broker Email

Educated in Lyon, France, Ioanna qualified as a Bachelor of English-Russian and International Trade and is currently completing her Masters. She speaks English, French, Spanish, Greek and Russian and came to the UK in 2019 to build her career in export. She leads on customs compliance.    Twitter @ChamberInt_IO

Sam Paley - Trade Procedures Manager

Sam Paley | Trade Procedures Manager 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 joined Chamber International after working for a well-known national retailer. In his free time, he plays the tuba in a brass band. Twitter @ChamberInt_SP

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. Twitter @ChamberInt_DA

Fiorella Duran-Robinson - Export Advisor

Fiorella Duran-Robinson | Export Advisor Email

Originally from Colombia, Fiorella lived in the North East of England before joining Chamber International in 2018. She holds a BSc in Pharmacy from the National University of Colombia and an MBA from Durham University, and previously worked as an export sales and marketing executive for Immunodiagnostic Systems in Tyne & Wear.

Peter Bainbridge - Export Advisor at Chamber International

Peter Bainbridge | Export Advisor Email

Peter is a former British diplomat whose career included roles as commercial counsellor at the British Embassy in Bogota and deputy director for the Western Balkans. His career started as an export advisor at what is now the Department for International Trade. Passionate about international trade, Peter is fluent in French and Spanish.            Twitter @Export_Helpline

Chamber International - Carla Assunção - Digital Manager

Carla Assunção | Digital Manager Email

Brazilian, Carla holds a degree in English, and a postgraduate degree in teaching English and Translation from the University of Leeds. She is responsible for boosting Chamber International’s digital presence and brand credibility by creating and managing a digital strategy that complements and supports Chamber International’s business plan. Twitter @assuncao_carla

Chamber International - Associate - China Affairs

Matthew Grandage | Senior Associate 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


Adelina Paduraru | Customs Administrator Email

After graduating with a general law degree and a master’s in Public Law at Ovidious Law University, Constanta, Romania, Adelina came to the UK to work in export and gained a Level 3 Customs Practitioner Award from the Institute of Export and International Trade. She is responsible for full customs clearance services for imports and exports. Twitter @Chamber_Customs

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. 

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.

Tamires Souza-Cichorz

Tamires Souza-Cichorz | International Trade Administrator Email

Brazilian Tamires has a background in hospitality and is truly passionate about customer service. She heads up our ATA Carnet team providing dedicated support for shipped or hand carried consignments exported on a temporary basis.                                Twitter @ChamberInt_TSC

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 Logistics and Transport.