Catherine Le Yaouanc
General Manager, Franco-British Chamber
Catherine has been the General Manager of the Franco-British Chamber since 1993, when she accepted the challenge of the Chamber's financial recovery, the creation of new services and the development of membership. Projects to which will be added include numerous innovations in event typology, the development of new digital media and the Brexit challenge since 2016, which led to the creation in 2019 of the Think Tank, Cross-Channel Institute.
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The Franco-British Chamber is today one of the most dynamic chambers of commerce in the United Kingdom on European soil, and has been awarded numerous prizes (Events, Membership and Digital communication...). For her 20 years in the Chamber in 2013, her European peers awarded her "The Howard Rosen Special Award for Excellence". The number of memberships is constantly growing with a high attractiveness factor for all types of members – President’s Forum, Corporate and Entrepreneurs.
Catherine previously held positions in a Special Products Export Department of the Elf Atochem-Ceca group. She is also a board member for the Fondation Franco-Britannique de la Colony de Sillery.
Marie-Christine Bilbow
Vice-Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer - Honorary Treasurer
Marie-Christine Bilbow is the CEO of Euro Airship, a company that develops and markets rigid airships for the logistics, tourism and surveillance markets.
She has gained international experience in major industrial groups such as 3Com, Sterling Software, Assa Abloy, Brinks, Locatel. She has such held positions as CFO, subsidiary director and general manager.
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She was appointed Vice-President of the Franco-British Chamber in 2015, in charge of finance, where she brings her knowledge and experience to the Chamber's development and growth.
Hubert Dupont L’Hotelain
Director – Business Development
Hubert Dupont L’hotelain was Treasurer of Vivendi from 1995 to 2016. Prior to that, Hubert was Treasurer of Compagnie Générale des Eaux, Aérospatiale and Atochem, three French CAC 40 companies. He also has experience as a banker, as Director of Development at BFT (formerly CCF Group, now HSBC France) for two years, and as a Director of the Global Treasury Advisory Board of Citibank for five years.
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His personal experience was built between France and Great Britain where he lived for 15 years. He has adopted a bicultural attitude in his relationships, trying to make the most of two exceptionally rich lifestyles. After leaving Vivendi, Hubert joined the Franco-British Chamber to develop activities and memberships, and has been a Director since 2017.
Nathalie Kennedy
Business Development Manager
Nathalie is of dual nationality and of French and British culture. She began her career in Japan and then in South Korea where she was responsible for international relations at a university in Asia. She then joined an investment company in London as a research associate for several years. Back in France, she joined the OECD in Paris as part of the Financial Affairs Division.
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Since January 2019, Nathalie has been in charge of business development at the Franco-British Chamber. Passionate about international relations, intercultural management and business diplomacy, in addition to English and French, she is fluent in German and Spanish and has a solid knowledge of Japanese.
Jill Ledger
Jill Ledger, a British national and a 30-year resident of France, brings to the Chamber the experience of her 25 years as Director of Communication in international industry and her dual Franco-British culture.

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Jill works as a strategic communication consultant for companies in France and abroad.
Claire Oldmeadow
Language training and Certifications
Of British origin, Claire has lived and worked in France for more than 30 years. She has an abundance of experience in the field of language training having been an adult English trainer, Pedagogical Manager, then General Manager of a Parisian language school, designer of professional English tests and Linguistic Project Manager for companies and higher education institutes.
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Convinced that trainers must continue to be trained throughout their careers, Claire is involved in the professional development of professional English teachers in France through the association The Language Network, which she co-founded.

Since 2001 Claire has been responsible for the management and development of the Franco-British Chamber's professional English certifications.
Diane Derat-Carrière
Relations Institutionnelles - Cross-Channel Institute
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and University College London, Diane joined the Chamber in early 2020.
Very active in associations and think tanks, she works on the strategy and development of the Cross-Channel Institute.
Rochelle Ferguson
Communications and Media Relations Manager
Rochelle Ferguson is a British Communications Specialist, who honed her skills after many years working as a Journalist in both TV and Radio, including the BBC. She is founder of a Paris-based communications agency and is passionate about teaching people how to deliver a poignant message to the media. She has also taught Journalism, Communication and Social Media at Business Schools.
Nicolas Julian
Project Coordinator for Cross-Channel Institute and Communications
Nicolas Julian is a third-year undergraduate student at King’s College London in European Politics, currently completing a year abroad at Sciences Po Paris. He is Franco-American and has great interest in cooperation between France and the Anglophone world. He looks forward to assissting the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce in helping its members deal with the challenges brought by Brexit and Covid-19.
Valentine Delavault
Project Coordinator for Events and Social Media
Valentine is a fourth-year student at ESCE and has chosen to do her Master's degree in an apprenticeship program. She specializes in digital marketing and joined the Chamber with the desire to develop social networks and get involved in event organisation. As a French citizen, she is delighted to work in an English-speaking organization.
Samuel Mason
Project Coordinator for Membership and Business Connect
Sam Mason is a student at Aston University in Birmingham studying a BSc honours degree in International Business Management with French and Spanish. Sam has lived most of his life in France making him a Franco-British citizen, and after moving away seven years ago, he returns to temporarily live in Paris as part of his placement year with the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry.