Vice-chair Graham Soult outside Durham Cathedral

Directors of Durham Business Group

Durham Business Group currently has seven non-executive directors who oversee the focus and direction of the organisation, and help provide the expertise needed to run the business successfully.

Directors are elected for a three-year term, and a third of the board retire each year at the AGM. If they’re particularly good we try and twist their arms to stand again for re-election! Between AGMs, individuals may be co-opted on to the board to provide additional expertise, but they are required to stand for election at the next AGM should their presence be needed longer term.

The current board members are:

  • Graham Soult (Chairman) – (pictured)
  • Graham Sleep (Vice-Chairman) – IA Growth Ltd
  • Bryan Hoare –
  • Sophia Stovall – English Heritage
  • George Fryer – Harlands Accountants
  • Gary McLafferty – The North of England Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association
  • Suzanne McCreedy – UMi

Directors are typically, but not exclusively, drawn from active Durham Business Club member organisations, and we aim to maintain a board of directors that reflects the diversity, interests and expertise of the wider membership.

Please contact us if you are potentially interested in becoming involved in the board in the future.