The Marketing Derby Board

Our board members are non-executive directors who provide governance and strategic oversight


Bob Betts

Managing Director of Smith of Derby


Deputy Chair

Lisa Richards

Partner at Dains LLP

Dave Bullock

Managing Director of Compendium Living

Kathy Ellis

General Manager for Nuclear Propulsion Systems OBU at Rolls-Royce Submarines

John Forkin

Managing Director of Marketing Derby

Steve Hall

Editor-in-Chief of Derby Telegraph

Debra Martin

Partner at Geldards Law Firm

Adam Tamsett

General Manager at intu Derby

Chris Poulter

Cllr Chris Poulter

Leader of Derby City Council



Mohammed Suleman

Director of Resources at Derby Museums Trust

Judith Lamie

Pro Vice-Chancellor, External Affairs at University of Derby

Cllr Ruth Skelton

Liberal Democrats Leader at Derby City Council


Martin Rawson

Deputy Leader of Labour at Derby City Council 

Greg Jennings

Director of Development and Growth at Derby City Council