Annual General Meeting 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 09:30 to 11:00

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of BritChamwas held on-line on 10 June 2020. 

The meeting had been deferred from its original date of 31 March 2020 applying “force majeure” following the declaration by the Latvian Government on 13 March 2020 of a State of Emergency due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.  It had been decided that the AGM would be held when practicable and if it appeared impossible to hold it in a reasonable, sensible, physical manner in the foreseeable future.  

The meeting was opened by H.E. The British Ambassador to Latvia, Keith Shannon, as Honorary Chairman, who made a brief presentation welcoming attendees and reflecting pleasure at the performance of BritCham and of its co-operation with the British Embassy in Riga.  The Ambassador also drew attention to the great changes that had occurred in all business practice, including diplomacy, as a result of the pandemic.  

Following the Ambassador’s introduction, the meeting went through its usual business under the guidance of the chairman, Cameron Greaves.  Matters discussed included General BritCham News, Membership, Charity, Finance, Future plans and Board matters.​ Mr Māris Vainovskis, a Deputy Chairman of BritCham, made a short presentation by video of some of BritCham’s activities during the year and of the benefits of BritCham membership.

The following had presented themselves for either re-election or election to the Board: 

  • Simon Digby Boddy; 
  • Daina Dzirkale; 
  • Cameron Geoffrey Greaves; 
  • Alberts Hārvejs Pincis; and 
  • Irina Senņikova; 


The votes had been cast by completion of an on-line ballot and had been counted by 2 independent  adjudicators.

Congratulations to the following candidates that had been elected to the board: 


 Mr Simon Digby Boddy

Owner, Brīvības 205A SIA

Promise to BritCham members:

Both to continue with my current roles and also to assist/contribute wherever possible. 










Mr Cameron G. Greaves

Member of the Board, VCG SIA

Promise to BritCham members:

I am prepared, if I am re-elected and if the Board so desires, to continue as chairman.  If this happens I promise nothing more than “the mixture as before”










Ms Daina Dzirkale

External Affairs Director, GlaxoSmithKline

Promise to BritCham members:

I am now prepared fully to contribute to the activities of BritCham and to share my experience in its planning.  Once again, I would like to increase diversity of represented business areas/professions and to continue to contribute to its strategy evolution. 









Mrs Irina Senņikova​

Rector, RISEBA University of Applied Sciences

Promise to members: 

I promise to continue to be an active member of the board, provide personal and organisational backing for BritCham events and activities – especially Burns Supper - and promote the Chamber among more than 10,000 RISEBA alumni and other constituencies as well as facilitate the addition of new members. 








Should any member require further detail he/she is requested to apply to the Executive Director, Renāte Romanovska on e-mail: