Committees

Executive Committee

Committee Overview:

Responsible for overseeing BABC Northern California operations and initiatives, reporting to the full Board of Directors

Members of the Committee:

  • Colin Brown, World Programing US, Venturexcel, Chairman
  • Nicholas Unkovic, Squire Patton Boggs, President
  • Stephen Legg, Grant Thornton, Treasurer
  • Edward Grenville, Butler & Mitchell, Secretary
  • Stephen Wares, CCW Business Solutions, Vice President
  • Melissa Harkcom, Fitzgerald and Law, Vice President
  • Mr Andrew Whittaker, British Consul General, Honory Director

Events

Committee Overview:

Responsible for delivering high-value, high-quality events to the BABC Membership

Members of the Committee:

  • Stephen Wares, CCW Business Solutions (Committee Chair)
  • Colin Brown, World Programing US, Venturexcel
  • Jason Kumpf, OFX
  • Jo Healey, BABC Northern California

Membership

Committee Overview:

Charged with overseeing our outreach activities to current and prospective members and organizes periodic membership recruitment campaigns.

Members of the Committee:

  • Melissa Harkcom, Fitzgerald and Law (Committee Chair)
  • Colin Brown, World Programing US & Venturexcel
  • Nicholas Unkovic, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Jo Healey, British American Business Council Northern California

Finance

Committee Overview:

Responsible for reviewing financial and statutory requirements for the organization. 

Members of the Committee:

  • Stephen Legg, Grant Thornton LLP (Committee Chair)
  • Stuart Keirle, First National Bank of Northern California
  • Carmen Sanchez, HSBC

Christmas Lunch

Committee Overview:

Organizes and produces the BABC’s Annual Christmas Luncheon and Fundraiser. Primary tasks include soliciting and acquiring prizes and donations, and devising creative ways to keep the event fresh. Proceeds from the event support a local charity, and raise funds for the operation of BABC. Anyone with commitment and energy is welcome aboard this hardworking, fun and rewarding committee.

Members of the Committee:

  • Kathleen Kimura, Tokyo Express Co (Committee Chair)
  • Nicholas Unkovic, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Janis MacKenzie, MacKenzie Communications (Director of Event PR & Communications)
  • Andy MacKay, 20/20 Productions, Inc (Director of Event Production)
  • Stephen Legg, Grant Thornton LLP (Event Treasurer)
  • Jo Healey, British American Business Council Northern California (Event Director)
  • Jennifer Rowe, The Fairmont Hotel (Hotel Logistics)
  • Erin Reeser, Raphael House (Volunteer Manager for Raphael House)
  • Heather Podruchny, BAB Leap, LLC (Volunteer Operations Manager)

Nominating

Committee Overview:

Oversees the process for the election of Board Members from the general membership.

Members of the Committee:

  • Edward Grenville (Committee Chair)
  • Julie Wicklund, Cooley LLP
  • Stuart Bagshaw, British American Business LEAP, LLC

Young Professionals

Committee Overview:

Organizes events that provide young professionals and business leaders the opportunity to network for business and social purposes.

Members of the Committee:

  • Barbara Taylor (Co-Chair)
  • Rebecca Murphy (Co-Chair)
  • Charles Cockerton
  • Jessica Vann
  • Gareth Davis
  • Lucy Feltham
  • Jason Kumpf
  • Troy Christensen
  • Aislin O'Connor
  • Brittany Buxton
  • Will Turner
  • Bharath Guruprasad
  • Beth Taggart

Top Tier Members

Patron Member

Premier Member

Corporate Member