Committee members

The Public Protection Committee has a lay Chair and eight appointed members, four of whom are BACP members. It meets up to four times a year.

Committee members are appointed for up to three years, which may be extended for a further three years.

The current committee is:

Lay Chair:
Moira Sibbald

Committee members:
Tamara Abood (Registered Member MBACP)
Jo Burns (Registered Member MBACP)
Ewan Malcolm
Philip Matthews
Velia Soames
Vanessa Stirum

We're still recruiting for two further BACP members to sit on the committee. See Public Protection Committee member for further information.

The committee is supported by a team of specialist BACP staff:

Christina Docchar

Assistant Registrar Entry and Maintenance:
Rebecca Grace

Assistant Registrar Conduct:
John O'Dowd

Chief Professional Standards Officer, Fiona Ballantine Dykes, also attends committee meetings. 

Meeting summaries

Public Protection Committee

December 2018 (pdf 0.2MB)

Register Advisory Board

April 2018 (pdf 0.1MB)

November 2017 (pdf 0.3MB)

June 2017 (pdf 23KB)

March 2017 (pdf 20KB)