Current officers and governors


David Weaver

Vice Presidents

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


Natalie Bailey

Deputy Chair


Board of Governors

Sekinat Adima
Val Elliott
Michael Golding
Neela Masani
Julie May
Heather Roberts
Moira Sibbald
Kate Smith
Vanessa Stirum

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
Martin Bell, Deputy Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Christina Docchar, Registrar
Grace Gardiner, Head of Member Services
Nikki Hufton, Interim Head of People, Culture and Governance
Caroline Jesper, Head of Professional Standards

Suky Kaur, Head of Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Adam Pollard, Head of Marketing and Engagement
Chelsea Shelley, Chief Officer for Membership and Operations
Richard Smith, Head of Operations
Dr Clare Symons, Head of Research
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 20 May 2020 (pdf)
    Minutes of PPC meeting 12 February 2020 (pdf)
    Minutes of PPC meeting 14 November 2019 (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.