People

Dr Atul Pathak OBE

Patron
Atul Pathak is one of the UK’s most successful franchise entrepreneurs. Arriving from India in 1984, he opened his first restaurant in 2003 and now employs more than 3,000 staff who between them will serve over 28 million customers this year.

Mr Amrish Patel

Patron & Treasurer
Amrish has built a reputation as a leading, international eco residential designer developer, my private client list includes some of the worlds well known business leaders . Amrish is one of the UK’s most respected architectural designer and currently working on major projects in the UK, across Europe and in the Middle East and Asia.

Mr Anil Kumar

Patron
Over 24 years of experience in commodity space In all kind of ferrous and non ferrous metal right from mining, smelting, processing, Trading, Hedging, structure and commodity financing. Chair for Europe One YPO. Regular contributor to CNBC, Europe on commodities, metals.

Mr Tejinder Sekhon

Patron
Tejinder is a self-made award-winning entrepreneur; he has founded two start-ups, which have become multi-million pound companies. He strongly believes in doing business with consciousness: his development company “Redsky Homes” is renowned for both sustainable and ethical development. Tejinder is a philanthropist at heart and has done considerable charitable work in Odhisa and Punjab.

Mr Rishi Patel

Patron
Rishi Patel is an innovative and versatile leader with over a decade experience in financial service, financial markets and financial technology.

Mr Bob Blackman MP

Vice Chair
Member of Parliament for Harrow East
Serving as Member of Parliament for Harrow East since 2010. In 2010 he was elected a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee and elected Secretary of the 1922 in 2015. Between 2004 and 2008 Bob was also member of the Greater London Assembly for Brent and Harrow . He was Party leader at Brent Council from 1990 to 2010.

Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP

Vice Chair
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet
Theresa Villiers was appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 24 July 2019 in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new Cabinet. Serving as Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnett since 2005. Theresa also served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury between 2005-2007, Shadow Chief Secretary of State for Transport between 2007-2010. Minister of State at the Department of Transport ( Rail and Aviation) between 2010-2012 and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland between 2012-2016.

Mr Paul Scully MP

Vice Chair
Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam
Serving as a Member of Parliament Sutton and Cheam since 2015. Appointed Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Brunei, Thailand and Burma. Paul is also the Party’s Vice Chairman for the London region. Prior to being elected an MP’, he was Party Leader at Sutton Council 2007

Mr Zac Goldsmith MP

Co-Chairman
MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston
Zac Goldsmith was born in 1975, and grew up in Richmond where he has lived for most of his life.
He was first elected MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston in 2010 and re-elected in 2015.
He has been voted among the top MPs for engagement with his constituents, and has won numerous awards for his campaigns in Parliament.

Dr Rami Ranger CBE

Co-Chairman
Dr Rami Ranger is a founding member of the Hindu Forum of Britain, and Chairman of the Pakistan, India & UK Friendship Forum, and the British Sikh Association. His company, Sun Mark Ltd, is the only company in the UK to have awarded 5 consecutive Queens Awards for the enterprise.
He is also the Patron of the Punjabi Society of British Isles, Combat Stress and Fellow of the Prince’s Trust. As a key supporter of youth and skills development, Rami is a member of the government's Apprenticeship Delivery Board and an Ambassador for the Food and Drinks Industry in the development of apprenticeships and job creation throughout the UK.

In 2005 he was made a Member of the British Empire and in 2016 the Commander of British Empire for his services to British Business and the Asian Community.

Rami recently chaired the first Conservative Commonwealth dinner held over the week of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in London.