Ram Gidoomal

Last updated:
13 February 2017
Ram Gidoomal
Board Member

Ram Gidoomal CBE is Chairman of Fair Trade pioneers Traidcraft plc and Traidcraft Exchange, Welsh based renewables energy company Dulas Ltd and CottonConnect Ltd.  Ram’s other current roles include Chair of South Asian Development Partnership; Allia and Future Business (Industrial and Provident Society) Ltd the social profit society.  He is a Non-Executive Director of Amsphere Ltd where he chairs the Audit and Remuneration Committee.

Ram is a life-fellow of the RSA and a freeman of the City of London.

Past roles include Chair of the Office of Independent Adjudicator for Higher and Further Education in England and Wales, UK Group Chief Executive of the Inlaks Group an international niche food production and marketing company with 7000 employees in 15 countries, Crown appointee to the Court and Council of Imperial College, a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, an external member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee for the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, member of the Complaints Audit Committee of the UK Border Agency and co-founder of the Christmas Cracker Charity Trust which engaged over 50,000 young people in the UK to raise over £5m for good causes in the developing world.

Paid employment, office or profession

Chair, Allia Ltd
Chair, Dulas Ltd
Non-Executive Director, Amsphere Ltd.
Chair, Traidcraft plc
My brother Bharat and his wife run a Café in Osterley Park (Park Café)
Chair, Cotton Connect Ltd

Directorships, whether paid or not

Allia Social Impact Investments Ltd
Allia Bonds Services Ltd
Amsphere Ltd
Amsphere Consulting Ltd
Traidcraft plc
South Asian Development Partnership Ltd
Winning Communications Partnership Ltd
Stewardship Services (formerly UKET) Ltd

Any business, professional or public activities or interests that provides a regular source of income, recognition or some other benefit


Membership of public bodies, trusteeship of a charity or other public or private trust, or membership, role or affiliation to clubs or organisations

Royal Society of Arts (Life Fellow)
Chiltern Church (Trustee and Chairman)
City & Guilds Institute (Fellow)
Fellow of Imperial College
South Asian Concern (Chair)
South Asian Development Partnership (Chair)
India Development Trust (Trustee/Secretary)
India Groundwork Trust (Trustee)
The Leprosy Mission (Vice President)
Campaign for Learning ( Patron)
Livability (Vice President)
Lausanne Board (Chair)
Employee Ownership Association (Vice President)
Small Business Bureau (Patron)
Trustee and Director of Stewardship Services (UKET) Ltd.
Institute of Business Ethics (Hon Vice President)
Genesis Ltd - Member

Any shareholdings other than those held by a unit trust or similar arrangements where the Board member has no influence on the management of the shares

Lloyds Bank
Royal Mail
Amsphere Ltd
Far Pavilions Ltd
Allia Ltd
Winning Communications Partnership Ltd
South Asian Development Partnership Ltd