The Advisory Board

A body of senior figures from the industry, either practising or retired, that advise the Society Council and make recommendations for long term growth and the achievement of corporate aims and objectives. The Board do not instruct the Society Council but advise it.

The Board oversees the complaints process and is the body responsible for assessing appeals made against the decision of the Conduct and Discipline Panel.

The Society Patron holds the position of Chair of the Advisory Board.

Advisory Board members:

Darren Awang

Course Director, MSC Assistive Technology, Coventry University

Richard Earl

National Clinical Lead for Seating, Millbrook Healthcare

Professor Duncan Eaton

Executive Advisor to the Associate Parliamentary Health Group

Dr. Sally Gosling

Assistant Director for Practice & Development, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Ray Hodgkinson MBE

Director of Public Affairs, The British Healthcare Trades Association

Ian McCreath

Personal Choice Programme Manager, Alzheimer’s Society

Julia Scott

CEO, The British Association of occupational Therapists

Alison Somek

CEO, Somek & Associates Limited

All individuals involved with the administration and or management of the Society are bound by the conflict of interest policy:Conflict of Interest Policy Aug 2016.pdf


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