Current officers and governors


David Weaver

Vice Presidents

Professor Dame Sue Bailey
Luciana Berger
John Cowley
Nancy Rowland
Julia Samuel


Natalie Bailey

Deputy Chair

Caryl Sibbett

Board of Governors

Una Cavanagh
Val Elliott
Andrew Kinder
Neela Masani
Julie May
Heather Roberts
Moira Sibbald
Vanessa Stirum
Mhairi Thurston

Our Governors are elected, appointed or co-opted to oversee our strategic direction and the management of the Association. Representing and accountable to our members, their role is to provide strong leadership, enhance our decision making and to make sure that we achieve our objectives.

Senior leadership team

The day-to-day management of the Association is delegated to Hadyn Williams, Chief Executive Officer, and his senior leadership team:

Hadyn Williams, Chief Executive Officer
Fiona Ballantine-Dykes, Chief Professional Standards Officer and Deputy Chief Executive
Steve Cantell, Head of ICT
Christina Docchar, Registrar
Suky Kaur, Head of Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Suzie O'Neill, Head of Communications
Chelsea Shelley, Chief Officer for Membership and Operations
Dr Clare Symons, Head of Research
Nikki Hufton, Interim Head of People, Culture and Governance
Michael Young, Financial Consultant


We're currently establishing six committees to oversee the activities of the Association.

  • Audit, Risk and Performance Committee
    has delegated responsibility for managing our risk profile and audits our existing operational policies

  • Finance and Policy Committee
    has delegated responsibility for our financial strategy, budget processes and creating our operational policies

  • Membership and Professional Standards Committee
    has delegated responsibility for our membership and professional standards strategies, diversity within membership, membership services and standards, divisions, professional standards service and development of the Ethical Framework

  • Public Protection Committee
    has delegated responsibility for our public protection strategy, development of the BACP Register and professional conduct functions

    Minutes of PPC meeting 12.2.20 (pdf)
    Minutes of PPC meeting 14.11.19 (pdf)

  • Remuneration and Governance Committee
    has delegated responsibility for considering and determining the framework for the remuneration and benefits of our CEO and senior staff members

  • Research Committee
    has delegated responsibility for developing, informing and monitoring our research strategy, overseeing our research procedures, policies and plans, and approving and reviewing research projects.