Chamber appoints new CEO

Fri, September 8th, 2017

Chamber announces new CEO and two new board members

Paul Cherpeau has been appointed Chief Executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce CIC with effect from 1 September 2017.

Neil Ashbridge, Chairman, said “I am delighted that Paul has accepted the position of Chief Executive. Paul has extensive knowledge of the work of the Chamber and the issues facing businesses in the current environment of change. During the two months the Chamber has been without a Chief Executive, Paul has demonstrated strong leadership and has been innovative in restructuring the organisation to meet the needs of members and our stakeholders.”

Paul commented “The opportunity to lead the Chamber for the coming period is extremely exciting. The Chamber of Commerce for Liverpool and Sefton has a key role to play working with local, regional and national partners to create a city region where businesses want to invest, relocate, export and start up new businesses.

"This Chamber of Commerce will ensure that businesses have access to a private-sector led organisation, with the largest, best and most diverse network of businesses and talent in the city region, representing their collective interests and ensuring they receive the information and intelligence to prosper in these complex times.”

Chris Waine (Arcadis) and Steve Myatt (Kiwiosity) have been appointed to the Board of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce CIC from 1 August 2017.

Neil Ashbridge, Chairman, said “I am pleased to welcome Chris and Steve to the Chamber Board. They will bring a broad range of skills to the Board at a time of considerable change not only for the Liverpool Chamber but also for the wider business environment generally. I look forward to working with them.”

Chris Waine commented ““I am really excited about my role as a Board member and the opportunity to promote the development of the Liverpool & Sefton region. I recognise the potential impact a proactive Chamber can have and in my new role I look forward to working with the other Board members to support our key initiatives.”

Steve Myatt said; “I am pleased to be invited to join the Board at this time, and look forward to contributing to the great work of Liverpool Chamber as we face major changes in the business environment."


1. Paul joined the Chamber in 2006 and has worked in various departments, acting has head of membership, policy, marketing, business engagement and Training at various times
2. Chris Waine is a Director with the global design and consultancy business Arcadis. Arcadis have a large presence in the North West with over 500 staff working with clients from various sectors such as Liverpool Football Club, Jaguar Land Rover, Manchester Airport Group and Network Rail.
3. Steve Myatt founded Kiwiosity graduated with an Honours degree from Newcastle University, and in 2009 after the sale of his previous business.

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