Current officers and governors


David Weaver

Vice Presidents

Professor Dame Sue Bailey
Juliet Lyon
Julia Samuel


Andrew Reeves

Deputy Chair

Caryl Sibbett

Board of Governors

Natalie Bailey
Eddie Carden
Una Cavanagh
Val Elliott
Sophie-Grace Chappell
Myira Khan
Andrew Kinder
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 our senior leadership team.

Hadyn Williams, Chief Executive Officer
Cristian Holmes, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive

They are supported by our senior management team, including:

Fiona Ballantine-Dykes, Head of Professional Standards
Steve Cantell, Head of ICT
Christina Docchar, Registrar
Suky Kaur, Head of Policy and Communications
Naomi Moller, Joint Head of Research
Ian Patrick, Head of Finance and Central Services
Chelsea Shelley, Head of Membership and Operations
Clare Symons, Joint Head of Research
John Woolley, Head of People, Culture and Governance


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

  • 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.