Our Team

Our Structure

The BCA is headed by Keith Stokes-Smith FCIS, ACMA, a Magistrate, Consul for Lithuania, President of the Birmingham Consular Association and President of the Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce.

 

The BCA is supported by Birmingham City Councils International Office who assist with strategic direction and administrative/secretarial support. The Association achieves its outcome by focusing upon three areas of Commonwealth interest, each area chaired by highly proficient individuals with relevant experience and skills:

 

Trade and Business – *Professor Martin Levermore MBE, DL, FRSA, Chartered MCISI. Founder and Chief Executive of Medical Devices Technology International

Communities – *Wade Lyn CBE, Hon Consul for Jamaica and the driving force behind Cleon Foods Ltd

Education – Professor Louise Toner, Associate Dean: Academic Portfolio & Market Development, Faculty of Health, Education & Life Sciences, Birmingham City University

All three chairs are supported by focus group ‘Comittees’, each focus group having its own set of objectives.

The BCA is a company limited by guarantee. Two of its Focus Group Chairs*, together with the BCA Chairman, Keith Stokes-Smith, are executive Directors of the company. In addition, the company has or will have a number of non-executive directors to include, at this point in time, Mr Tony Shergill and Mr Paul Sabapathy CVO CBE. The company, therefore, has five Directors being Messrs Stokes-Smith, Levermore, Lyn, Shergill and Sabapathy. Both Tony and Paul are a great asset to the BCA, injecting new energy and drive into the association.

tony

Tony Shergill

Director

CEO of BritAsia TV, Director of the BCA

keith

Keith Stokes-Smith

Chairman

FCIS, ACMA, a Magistrate, Consul for Lithuania, President of the Birmingham Consular Association and President of the Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce.

paul

Paul Sabapathy

Director

CVO CBE

martin

Martin Levermore

Trade and Business

MBE, DL, FRSA, Chartered MCISI. Founder and Chief Executive of Medical Devices Technology International

wade

Wade Lyn

Communities

Hon Consul for Jamaica and the driving force behind Cleon Foods Ltd

louise

Louise Toner

Education

Associate Dean, Academic Portfolio & Market Development, Faculty of Health, Education & Life Sciences, Birmingham City University

A BCA Strategic Partner
BCA Ambassador
Councillor Diane Donaldson – B’ham City Council
A BCA Strategic Partner
BCA Ambassador
Councillor Mohammed Aikhlaq MBE – B’ham City Council