Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP, Chairman, BritishAmerican Business International Advisory Board
"BritishAmerican Business has clearly established itself as the pre-eminent transatlantic business organization, and does a great job of helping companies build their business on both sides of the Atlantic. That's why, as a member of its Advisory Board, I am committed to supporting it. And since there are more than 100 other Chairmen and CEOs of leading multinational companies on that same board, it would seem I am not alone."
The Honorable Matthew Barzun, American Ambassador to the Court of St. James's & Sir Peter Westmacott KCMG, LVO, British Ambassador to the USA
“Business associations provide a great forum for building networks and relationships, exchanging ideas and promoting business interests with both governments. BritishAmerican Business is one of our key partners. We thank and commend them for their outstanding contribution in support of U.S.-UK trade and investment.”
CEO, BritishAmerican Business and the British-American Business Council
Jeffries Briginshaw was appointed CEO of BritishAmerican Business in March 2015. Mr. Briginshaw has been with BAB since 2012 serving as Managing Director in London.
BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic business organization, with more than 600 member companies in New York and London. It incorporates the former British American Chamber of Commerce (New York/London) and American Chamber of Commerce (UK), which merged in 2000 to create an integrated, truly transatlantic business organization.
Before joining BritishAmerican Business, Mr. Briginshaw worked as EU Director for the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) in Brussels from 2007. Prior to this, he worked at British American Tobacco holding a number of positions, most recently Head of Political and Regulatory Affairs (2004 – 2007) and Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Latin America and the Caribbean (2001 – 2004). With a background at BAT and before as a lawyer, from 1990 to 1993, he worked at the law firm Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) latterly within the intellectual property practice area. He has also worked in public service as Housing Welfare Officer in the London Borough of Lambeth, from 1982 to 1986.
His voluntary service includes positions as Trustee of Vital Voices (2011 – 2014), Advisory Board Member for the Caribbean Council (2011 – present), Chairman on the Caribbean Britain Business Council (2002 – 2007), Director of the Caribbean Council (2005 – 2007), Trustee of the Caribbean Foundation (2005 – present) and Director of EKAYA, a hostel for female ex-offenders (1989 – 1991).
Jeffries graduated from University College London and holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Law and qualification as a lawyer.