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.
Jill Ledger
Communications
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.
Maryline Marilly
Business Developer
With a solid international experience both within innovative SMIs and large industrial groups such as Assa Abloy and Bolloré, Maryline is now based in London and joins the Franco British Chamber of Commerce in order to contribute to its development thanks to a presence in London and her multi-sector knowledge of the British market.

Developing the attractiveness of business relations between our two countries and promoting friendship between our two nations are the two main drivers of her commitment to the Franco British Chamber.
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Maryline has over 20 years experience in international business development and project management, key accounts and complex B2B and B2G tenders in various sectors (electric mobility, sustainable transport, construction, distribution, medical, textile and tourism) in a multicultural/multilingual environment with expatriations to Italy, England, Spain and the USA.

Having studied in Nottingham (MBA) and worked for more than 9 years in the UK, Maryline is familiar with the British economic, cultural and institutional environment. Among her experiences on British soil, she has strongly contributed to the Bolloré Group's project to acquire, manage and develop the network of charging stations for electric vehicles in London for more than 4 years.
Valentine Delavault
Project Manager for Events, Digital Marketing and Communication
Valentine is a fifth-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.
Anatole Touvrey
Project Coordinator for Membership and Business Connect
Anatole is a fifth year student in business school. For his master's degree in International Business, he chose the work-study option and joined the Chamber as part of his studies. With a strong international background, he will be working as a Project Coordinator for Membership and Business Connect.
Isabella Alberts
Project Coordinator for Events, Digital Marketing and Communication
Isabella is a third-year student at the University of Bristol in England where she studies French and Spanish. As part of her year abroad, she has joined the Chamber for an internship and she is excited to gain experience in this sector. As a British citizen, Isabella is eager to work with french colleagues in order to develop her proficiency of the French language.
Evan Kim
Accounting assistant
After launching an online men's clothing store with partners in South Korea, Evan KIM began studying accounting, finance, commerce and taxation, which he continued in France upon his arrival.
He has worked with several French accounting firms and managed the accounts of companies and entrepreneurs from different sectors.
Evan is delighted to join the team at the Franco-British Chamber where he also participates in accounting and administrative missions.