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David Phillips OBE Chair

  • started professional life as a dentist in 1964
  • joined the Medical Protection Society in 1981, becoming both head of the Dental Division and Secretary and Dental Director of a new division called Dental Protection before retiring in December of 1999
  • former lay member of the General Osteopathic Council from its inception as a regulatory body for seven years
  • served as an advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee
  • awarded an OBE in 1994 for his services to dentistry
  • now focuses on chair appointments in the healthcare sector

Alex Fraser Finance Director

  • is the Chief Executive of the National Land Information Service
  • implemented the online VAT system for HM Customs and Excise, while he was the Director of Logistics
  • introduced complementary therapies in a corporate environment
  • former Director of Schroders Bank, with global responsibilities

Polly McLean Company Secretary

  • co-founded The Funding Network, which has so far raised more than £1,000,000 for a wide range of social change projects
  • has a master’s degree in Effective Learning
  • works as a literary translator (from French)
  • has personally experienced the positive effects of acupuncture

Nigel Beverley

  • is Business Department Director, Medical Services for Atos Origin
  • is a former Chief Executive of both Wellhouse NHS Trust and North Essex Health Authority
  • has extensive experience as a consultant working in the NHS across PCTs and Trusts in England

Ian Swash

  • an osteopath with 30 years clinical experience
  • served on the General Osteopathic Council from 2001-2006 and was previously the chairman of The Guild of Osteopaths (1990-1996)
  • has served as Principal and Head of Health Sciences at the Oxford School of Osteopathy (1990-1998) and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Fiona Incledon

  • consultant working in organisational change in the NHS, who has worked for a variety of clients and understands the complexity of the environment
  • has broad experience with a variety of tools and approaches, including storytelling and appreciative inquiry
  • has a keen interest in influencing the public policy environment
  • main focuses include working with information and knowledge in changing environments and believes in the need for creating strong relationships with service providers and deliverers