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.

 

Minutes of all angel.london board meetings are available on request by emailing christine@angel.london

  • ROBERT COYLE

    ROBERT COYLE

    Chairman

    Our chairman, Robert Coyle, founding partner of solicitors Colman Coyle

    Robert started his solicitors’ practice in Camden Passage in 1984 and is still at the heart of the Angel with Upper Street offices now overlooking Islington Green. A local resident and Arsenal season ticket holder, Islington is a big part of his life, and he would like to help improve things if he can.

  • NICK SEGAL

    NICK SEGAL

    Company Secretary, Owner of Frederick’s

    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.

  • MATTHEW CRAWFORD

    MATTHEW CRAWFORD

    Managing Director & 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 angel.london Board for more than a decade and has particular involvement in the Angel Community Safety Zone.

  • LOUISE DAWSON

    LOUISE DAWSON

    Managing Partner of Bolt Burdon solictors

    Louise is the Managing Partner of 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.

  • DAVID GIBSON

    DAVID GIBSON

    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.

  • DOMINIC JONES

    DOMINIC JONES

    Group Chief Executive of 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.

  • MARTIN KLUTE

    MARTIN KLUTE

    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 angel.london as a means of developing links between local businesses and the residential community in terms of employment, amenity and security.

  • BRITANNIA MORTON

    BRITANNIA MORTON

    Chief Operating Officer at Sadler’s Wells

    Britannia has been working as a senior leader in the cultural sector for the last 15 years, managing visitor experience and operations. Since its founding in 1683, world-famous Sadler’s Wells, based in the Angel, has been contributing to the thriving cultural and economic life of London and today continues to promote the public’s understanding and enjoyment of dance within the local community as well as on the national and international stage.

  • ERIC SORENSEN

    ERIC SORENSEN

    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.

  • LAURA TOWNSEND

    LAURA TOWNSEND

    Head of Property Management, Derwent London

    Laura has 15 years of property management experience and currently heads the in-house property management team at Derwent, an award winning property management business in London, looking after £4.2bn of their central London assets. Laura is also a champion of customer service and business improvement within the corporate business sector.

  • PAUL WILLIAMS

    PAUL WILLIAMS

    Director of Savills

    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.

  • SARAH RALPHS

    SARAH RALPHS

    Engagement Specialist, Business Representative Group, TfL

    Sarah is an experienced communications professional and has worked in Public Affairs at Transport for London for the past four years. Sarah looks after TfL’s relationships with National and pan-London business groups. Prior to this, Sarah managed TfL’s relationships with all London BIDs and has sat on many BID Boards across London and worked with Angel BID since she joined TfL. Sarah sees Angel BID as a vital business voice for the flourishing and vibrant local economy and provides an important link between the local business community, local authorities and community organisations.

  • ANDY FORBES

    ANDY FORBES

    Executive Principal, City and Islington College

    Andy is Executive Principal of City & Islington College having been Principal of Hertford Regional College until 2015. Andy began his career in education as a secondary school English teacher in Manchester before switching to a Further Education. Andy has served as a school governor, Chair of a Housing Association, Chair of Oldham Race Equality Partnership and specialist adviser to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Social Cohesion.