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Introducing our new Commonwealth Board Chairman – Mr Adrian Pryce DL

The Scott Bader Commonwealth is delighted to announce that Adrian Pryce DL has been appointed as the new Commonwealth Board Chairman.

With a career spanning academia, banking, travel and tourism, and the food industry, Adrian brings a breadth of business development experience across many countries and types of organisations, with a strong entrepreneurial flair.

Adrian holds a B.Sc. (Econ) from the University of Wales, and an MBA from one of the world’s leading business schools, IESE in Barcelona. Fluent in Spanish after living in Spain for 13 years, he has more than 25 years’ international experience, working and undertaking projects in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. In this time, he has gained both private and  public sector experience, with senior roles and consulting assignments with multinationals, including a one-year assignment within the World Bank.

This complements his experience with small and medium enterprises, both as a mentor, advisor and as an entrepreneur. Outside of academic life he has an active involvement in the food industry, serving on the board of the Northants Food & Drink Sector Strategy Board. Adrian is also Chairman of the Northampton Hope Centre homelessness charity and its social enterprise training and  trading arm Hope Enterprises, for whom he set up the Chairman’s Challenge 280 mile Ride for Hope to Ypres, Belgium each year, over 4 days,  in its 5th year next September. The Ride for Hope has raised nearly £90,000 to date for the Hope Centre, and welcomes cyclists from Scott Bader for this year’s ride on 5-9th September.

In July 2016, Adrian was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. Led by the Lord Lieutenant, Mr David Laing (Her Majesty’s representative in the county) the Lieutenancy represents and upholds the dignity of the Crown but it also helps to promote Northamptonshire communities, culture, heritage, business and charitable activities while drawing attention to social challenges in the county. The Lord Lieutenant is supported by a team of Deputy Lieutenants, including Adrian, appointed for their work in the county.

Adrian commented: It is a great pleasure to serve on the Commonwealth Board at this exciting time and a real honour to be appointed Chairman of the Commonwealth Board. I see great potential for Scott Bader to become a global leader in a better, fairer way of doing business,

I have been very impressed with the positive attitude and enthusiasm of everyone I have met so far and been made to feel very welcome. This confirms my belief that Scott Bader is a special organisation, one that can make a real, positive and lasting difference to the communities where it works, the markets it serves and society as a whole. I will bring all my energy and skills to support the Commonwealth Board, in its important role as the guardians of Ernest Bader’s hopes, vision and charitable objectives, and the wider Scott Bader Group”.

We wish Adrian all the best of luck in his new role as the Commonwealth Board Chairman.