Paul Burgess, the new Chair of RCCP, is an economist and business/organisation development expert with specific experience of the health service in the UK. He has acted as Chair of one of the largest societies for the visually impaired in the UK, been a Governor at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and held Chief Executive positions at the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). Following a highly successful career in economic regeneration in the public sector he started his own business and organisation development consultancy company. For the last 5 years he has been heavily involved in lobbying the government to regulate in the non-surgical cosmetic sector and as part of this process established a specialist register approved by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). He has also been actively engaged in community development for the last 35 years and his contribution in this area was recognised by the Queen in the 2017 Honours List whereupon he received an MBE.
Kelly St. Pier, Registrar and Executive Director
Kelly St. Pier is the newly appointed RCCP Registrar. Kelly has more than 23 years’ experience working in the NHS as a Neurophysiologist and more latterly as a Chartered Scientist (2012) and HCPC regulated Clinical Scientist (2017). She has 10 years experience of managing the complex epilepsy and Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. The role of RCCP Registrar is strengthened by her involvement in professional affairs over a number of years including the roles of Vice Chair of RCCP in addition to the Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary Archivist and Chartered Scientist (CSci) Representative (2005-to date). A professional highlight was playing a lead in the development of the RCCP Masters-level entry to the register and for ANS to hold a licence to award Chartered Scientist status through the Science Council. Kelly was awarded a Fellowship of ANS in recognition of her outstanding practice and pursuance within the profession. More recently she has engaged in independent clinical practice through her own Ltd Company working also with United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as an Independent Neurophysiology Technical Assessor for their Improving Quality in Physiological Measurement services (IQIPs) program. She passionately promotes the patient safety agenda and the delivery of the highest professional standards in physiological measurement.
David Mead, Treasurer and Non-Executive Director
David is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the profession and commerce and industry. He has recent retired from full time commercial roles and is now an active Angel investor and advisor. He currently holds three Non-Executive Director roles including the RCCP Treasurer position. He has experience across many sectors including professional and financial services, banking, asset finance, transport, engineering media, retail, telecoms, travel and not for profit. He held a number of senior roles with HSBC plc including subsidiary CFO and Finance Director roles. More recently he was Group Treasurer of Motability Operations plc, a not for profit organisation providing leased vehicles to the disabled.
Joy Tweed, Education and Professional Standards Sub-Committee Chair and Non-Executive Director
Joy Tweed is a lecturer at the University of Westminster, where she lectures on leadership and healthcare governance. A strong advocate of increasing service-user involvement in health services, Joy also provides training to service users seeking to influence the provision and commissioning of health services.
Joy has previously served as a non-executive director on an NHS board and as a member of the disciplinary committee, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of GB. With a strong interest in professional regulation, Joy was a lay council member at the Health and Care Professions Council (2009 – 2016), and Chair of the Education and Training Committee.
Gillian Adams, Vice Chair and Non-Executive Director
Gillian graduated from The University of Manchester with a BSc in Management Sciences and held senior HR roles in Manufacturing, Retail and Banking before joining a Change Management Consultancy in 2000. Gillian currently works as a Business Change Consultant advising organisations across a range of industries how to successfully plan and implement transformational change. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Gillian is an Independent Lay Board Member for Public and Patient Engagement on West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and holds a lay role on NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. She has also represented patients on the NHS England Quality and Clinical Risk Committee and was Healthwatch Leicestershire’s former Vice Chair. Gillian brings professional business expertise combined with experience of patient engagement within the NHS at national and local level.
Amanda Orchard, Lay Member Marketing, Communications and PR and Non-Executive Director
Amanda Orchard has worked for over 20 years in the field of Marketing and Communications on consumer brands, heading up marketing teams in large FMCG businesses, developing & leading strategic marketing plans on new product development and producing large scale TV & digital media campaigns. She currently works as a marketing consultant on various national and international projects bringing her expertise and knowledge to different emerging business environments.
She sits on various boards as a Lay Member at National level including the Royal College of General Practitioners, The Royal College of Surgeons and is also a disciplinary panel member of English Netball and British Canoeing. She is also a volunteer within her local community as a trustee of a cancer charity, a patients association and is a Magistrate sitting on the Cambridgeshire bench.
Peter Bill, Advisory Council Chair
Peter Bill is a Clinical Physiologist in Neurophysiology who has been registered with RCCP for over 10 years. Peter has been professionally active for the Association of Neurophysiological Scientists for many years in roles such as Careers Advisor, professional Affairs Advisor, Vice-Chair and currently Chairman. Peter has spent the past 14 years working at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he has helped develop a medical and surgical video telemetry unit as well as offering a diverse spectrum of Neurophysiological investigations to both inpatients and outpatients. Peter is a chartered scientist and on the M-level RCCP register.
Lizanne Steenkamp, Education and Professional Standards Officer
Lizanne Steenkamp received both her Bachelor’s degree in Human Genetics (1999) and her Honours Degree in Speech Therapy and Audiology (2003) from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. In 2010 she completed the PgCert in Professional and Higher Education at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She is currently enrolled as a PhD student looking at the Professional Identity of the Audiologist in the United Kingdom. She is a registered Audiologist and Speech and Language Therapist.
Lizanne worked as a Speech Language Therapist and Audiologist in South Africa before coming to Scotland in 2005. Between 2005 and 2007 she worked as an Audiologist in the National Health Service in Scotland. She joined QMU as a lecturer in Audiology in 2007 and teaches a variety of modules across the programmes in the division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in the education of future audiologists and has experience in curriculum development and coordination at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Audiology. Lizanne is the BAA Board Director for Education, Accreditation and Registration and the Chair of the RCCP Professional Body Education Committee (PBEC).