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Who's Who in the British Community Committee
The Executive Committee of the BCC may comprise up to 11 members, drawn either from the BCC's Elected Members or from representatives of the BCC's member associations.

All members of the Executive Committee are elected annually at the AGM. All may stand for reelection without limitation except for the Chair, who can only serve for three consecutive years.

The Officers

Chair

Louise Cossey
A Francophile, Louise settled in France more than 25 years ago and retains close links with the British community. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and has an international role with a Big Four accounting firm.
chair@britishinfrance.email

Vice-Chair

Christopher Chantrey
Christopher Chantrey OBE has lived and worked in France since 1973. He has served on the committees of various BCC member organisations, and twice as Chairman of the BCC. He is Treasurer of British in Europe.
christopher.chantrey@sfr.fr

Secretary

Janet Hadley
Janet came to France more than thirty years ago with her husband and young family. Now a Franco-British dual national, Janet taught in the British Section of the Lycée International in Saint Germain-en-Laye before retiring and becoming involved with various voluntary activities and pursuing a wide range of sports.
secretary@britishinfrance.email

Treasurer

Matthew Kay
Matthew works in investment management, and settled for good in France after a number of years of twice-weekly Eurostars started to take their toll. He lives in Paris with his French wife and dual-national son.
treasurer@britishinfrance.email
The Executive Committee

Tony Banton

Webmaster and Regional Representative for the North of France
Tony is a Franco-British dual national who has lived in France for 40 years. After a career as an auditor with a "Big-Four" accounting firm, he is now retired and lives in the North of France
webmaster@britishinfrance.email

Penny Girinsky

Advertising
Penny has lived in France for 37 years having been in London, Tokyo, New York and San Francisco before coming to Paris. In all places she kept up with the British Community and then in Paris joined the BCWA and later, the BCC.
advertising@britishinfrance.email

Claire Godfrey

Diary Editor and Regional Representative for South-West France
Claire moved to the South West of France 16 years ago from Jersey, where she was Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Director of Jersey Business Venture. An active Rotarian, she continues to work as a consultant on strategy, planning and organisation, using her extensive experience to help others.
claire.godfrey@britishinfrance.email

Rodney Harper

Directory distribution
Rodney, a former BCC Treasurer living in Paris, has previously worked with major multinational corporations in techno-commercial, marketing & sales management roles, involving the export of telecommunications systems and products to the developing world.

Muriel Langle

Registrar
Muriel has British and French nationalities and has lived in France for 40 years after spending 6 years in West Africa. She taught at the British School of Paris and was active in French hockey at all levels for many years.
registrar@britishinfrance.email

Serena Stern

Directory Editor
Serena is a Franco-British author, teacher and translator who has been living in France for 40-odd years, and has been editor of the BCC Directory for 16 years. She spends her time between Paris and Normandy.
directory@britishinfrance.email

Bridget Terrell

Community Relations
Bridget has lived in France since 1978 and is married with 4 bilingual girls. She helped set up Terrell Group and has been on the BCC for 21 years.
Regional Representatives

Webmaster and Regional Representative for the North of France

Tony Banton

Diary Editor and Regional Representative for South-West France

Claire Godfrey

Regional Representative for Normandy

Tom Hegarty

Regional Representative for Charente-Limousin

Barry Leech

Regional Representative for Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes

Margaret Marret
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