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Chamber Team

Christina Hippisley - General Manager

 

After reading History at Trinity College, Cambridge, Christina started her career in advertising and media relations, working first in London and then in Lisbon, before moving into magazine publishing in 1988. Having built a successful book and contract magazine publishing business in Portugal, with offices in Lisbon and the Algarve, in 1996 she sold the business to the London-based Hemming Group and returned to London. She then continued her career in magazine and book publishing, working in senior roles at Archant Specialist Media, Virgin Books, and Bath-based publishers Merricks Media.

Christina joined the Chamber Council in 2006 and became the Chamber’s General Manager in February 2009.


 

Namrata Majithia - Office and Events Manager

Namrata grew up in Lisbon, and speaks fluent Portuguese, English, Spanish, Hindi and Gujarati.  She graduated in International Relations from the Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa in 2014 and has a Master of Governance and Human Rights from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 2016.

In 2017 Namrata moved to London, where she worked simultaneously as a Fundraising & Events Officer for an anti-human trafficking organization and as a Research & Business Development Consultant for a sustainable power company.

Namrata will work on organising events that will enable Chamber members to expand their businesses and contacts here in the UK.  She will also be working closely with Christina on our new members recruitment programme. If you have any ideas to suggest, please email her directly on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Simon Perks - Algarve Director

Simon is the Director of the Chamber’s Algarve event programme. He is on the Council of the Chamber and a member of the Chamber’s management board. Simon is also the Managing Director of Perks Property Finance Solutions Limited in London.


 

Anne Darlington - Algarve Representative

 

In September 2009 Anne joined the Chamber as our representative in Portugal, helping recruit new members and organising events. Anne also works for Abacus Financial Services, part of Price Waterhouse Group of Companies.


 

Lucília Cruz Pinto - Lisbon Representative

Lucília Cruz Pinto has 20 years experience in the hospitality and retail management sector, recently working as the Tourism, Marketing and Communications Manager for two big Portuguese developers in the tourism real estate sector.

Prior to this, she was the CEO and founder of Viva in Portugal - a global web platform designed to promote Portuguese residential tourism and she also worked as the General Manager at ILM • THR, one of the top hospitality and  tourism consultancy companies in Portugal.

Lucilia has also worked as the Marketing Manager of MDC – Multi Development Corporation, a specialist operator of shopping centers, and as the General Manager’s Assistant at the five-star Penha Longa Spa & Golf Resort in Sintra.


 

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