The Board

Our board reflects the wide variety of business sectors and sizes at the Angel. Members give their time and skills for free. We hold regular meetings to develop policy, provide strategic direction and support, agree budgets, plus performance monitoring and corporate governance. We always welcome applications from any business interested in joining our board.

Minuted actions from all board meetings are available on request by emailing

  • NICK SEGAL (Company Secretary)

    NICK SEGAL (Company Secretary)

    Owner of Frederick’s Restaurant

    Family restaurant business Frederick’s was started by Nick’s father Lou and 2019 sees its 50th anniversary as one of the leading restaurants in the Angel. Nick trained as a chartered accountant, has a variety of other business interests, and has been an active member of our business improvement district since it began.



    Managing Director and Joint Founder of After Noah

    Matthew is the Managing Director and joint founder of After Noah (based on Upper Street) an industry leader in selling and restoring vintage and contemporary furniture. Matthew has been a member of the Board for more than a decade and has particular involvement in the Angel Community Safety Zone.



    Managing Partner at Bolt Burdon solicitors

    Louise is a Managing Partner at Bolt Burdon solicitors, located in the heart of Upper Street and whose clients include local businesses and residents. Louise has both lived and worked in Islington since 2008, so making Angel the best place possible to live and work is something that she is passionate about.



    Founder of David Gibson Architects

    David is the founder of David Gibson Architects. Having trained as a modernist architect with James Stirling and Colin St. John Wilson, David believes that good architecture in ordinary circumstances improves the world. David has been involved in many Islington organisations making sure the environment is both preserved and improved to better the quality of people’s lives.



    Group Chief Executive at Business Design Centre

    Dominic has worked at an icon of the Angel, the Business Design Centre, for over 25 years and has been it's Chief Executive since 1999. Passionate about the Angel as a whole, Dominic brings great insight to the Board in terms of business & employee development. David is also a Director of Upper Street Events based in the Angel.



    Councillor, St Peter’s Ward Islington

    Martin has been an Islington councillor since 2006 and is Chair of Islington Council's Planning Committee. Professionally, Martin works for a local architectural practice, giving him a good understanding of the built environment and planning issues. Martin sees as a means of developing links between local businesses and the residential community in terms of employment, amenity and security.



    Chair of Angel Association

    Eric Sorensen is a long-standing local resident and chairs the Angel Association. Eric has extensive experience in regeneration and promoting urban development, especially in Docklands and East London. Eric is also a Board Member of the Mayor of London's Development Corporation at Park Royal.



    Director at Savills Estate Agents

    Paul has worked in the property world exclusively in Islington since 1986 and has intimate and extensive knowledge of the market and the local trading environment. Paul was Managing Director of Holden Matthews when it successfully merged with international property company Savills in 2005. Since this date, Paul took on a Director role of Savills and overseas the property market in north and east London. Paul also has links with the Almeida Theatre based in the Angel.



    Chairman of Finance, Audit and Risk at National Autistic Society

    Nathan Nagaiah FRSPH FRSA FIMA is an experienced executive senior leader with expertise in strategic development, growth, finance and data management. Nathan is passionate about transforming the lives of young people and adults. As a Corporate Advisor, he currently advises Scotland Yard (Met Police) on Specialist Firearms Unit (SCO19), Detention and Custody Unit (MO9) and Race Relations (CRIAG). With a national standing, including as a Principal Examiner, Nathan has established successful relationships with senior stakeholders across the UK.



    Centre Manager at Angel Central

    Adam is an Associate Director at Lambert Smith Hampton and is the Centre Manager for Angel Central shopping centre. Passionate about sustainability and engaging with the local community to create an inclusive and safe environment, Adam is keen to partner with local businesses to develop the compelling offering for residents, workers and visitors.