Captain Julian P Després ARRC MSc MA DipIMC FCIPD QARNNS

Home Bio coming soon. Other Officers Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO Patron Sir Robert Francis QC Patron Dame Yvonne Moores Interim President Avey Bhatia Hon Vice President David Hulf Chair Simon Gillespie OBE Interim Vice Chair David Benton Treasurer Charlotte Vitty Trustee Professor Dame Jill Macleod Clark DBE, PHD, […]

David Hulf

Home David was appointed as an Hon Vice-President in 2021. This followed on from being a Trustee and Treasurer of the Foundation since 2016. Previously David held senior financial positions in the energy sector, including responsibilities for finance, strategy and business development, on a regional and global basis. Subsequently he has had a number of […]

Simon Gillespie OBE

Home Simon Gillespie brings extensive experience as a highly successful trustee/non-executive Chair and Board member of national and international organisations, as well as an experienced CEO – most recently he was an award-winning Chief Executive at the British Heart Foundation. Simon also has significant senior experience in large medical research, health and care charities, regulation […]

Anthony Carey

Home Anthony Carey is Senior Adviser, Board Practice and Public Policy at Mazars, the accountancy firm, where he was a partner for many years. He is also chair of Uniac, which is owned by and provides internal audit services to a number of universities. Anthony is strongly committed to the role of education in serving […]

Sue Tranka

Home Sue Tranka is the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales and Nurse Director of NHS Wales, having taken up post in 2021. She has responsibility for Quality and Nursing policy at Welsh Government, with focus on Maternity, neonatal and breastfeeding policy. The office of the CNO supports policy areas of nursing education, regulation, and workforce, […]

Professor Laura Serrant OBE, PhD, MA, BA, RGN, PGCE

Home I am Regional Head of Nursing & Midwifery for Health Education England (North East and Yorkshire), NHS and Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. I am a qualified certified coach, experienced mentor and an Independent Consultant on Leadership development […]

Professor Jacqui Reilly CBE, PhD, BA (Hons), PgC LTHE, LPE, RN, TCH, FFPH, FRSB

Home Jacqui is the NMAHP Director in National Services Scotland and Public Health Scotland. She has executive leadership responsibility for Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and Quality in NSS. She has a joint appointment at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she is a Professor of Infection Prevention and is the research group co-lead for the Safeguarding Health […]

Professor James Buchan

James Buchan

Home Jim is Senior Fellow at the Health Foundation, London, and Visiting Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Edinburgh. He is also Adjunct Professor at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (UTS).   He has specialized in nursing workforce policy throughout his career. His background includes periods working […]

David Benton

David Benton

Home David comes from the North East of Scotland and completed his RN education in Inverness. He has an MPhil degree on the application of computer assisted learning to post basic psychiatric nurse education from the University of Abertay and his PhD Summa Cum Laude from the University of Complutence Spain, for his groundbreaking work […]

Dale Spence

Dale Spence

Home Judy started her career as a registered nurse in Ireland in the early 1990s. She worked in the Accident & Emergency departments in Sydney before studying to be a cardiac nurse in London. Following a decade of frontline nursing, she moved to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in 2002 where she has over 10 […]