Chief Executive, The Racecourse Association
Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
Aisling Burnand MBE
Chief Executive, Association of Medical Research Charities
Aisling began her career in communications, working mostly in the private sector. She headed international media relations for Rhône-Poulenc and was a director at the Rowland Company. She joined the BioIndustry Association (BIA) as its first director of public affairs in 1998, before becoming chief executive in 2003. At the BIA she championed UK biosciences, leading on issues including regenerative medicine and animals in research. In 2007 Aisling received an MBE for services to science.
In 2009 Aisling joined Cancer Research UK, where she was executive director of policy and public affairs. During her tenure the charity secured the implementation of point of sale legislation preventing children from viewing cigarettes in shops, and the Sunbeds Act to protect young people from the dangers of sunbeds.
Since 2012 Aisling has run DNA Coaching providing support for senior leaders in business and the not for profit sector.
She is a Trustee of LifeArc, and has been a Trustee of Campaign for the Advancement of Science and Engineering (CaSE) (2011- 2017) and is currently a member of: the UK Clinical Research Collaborative (UKCRC), Research Advisory Group to NHS Digital, OSCHR Sub board on BioInformatics, Life Science Industry Strategy Board, Brexit Health Alliance, and the Brain Tumour
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Certified Bookeepers
Chief Executive Officer, The DMA Group
Chief Executive Officer, Association for Project Management
Chief Executive Officer, Residential Landlords Association
Chief Executive Officer, Recruitment & Employment Confederation
Chief Executive Officer, National Hairdressers' Federation
Chief Executive Officer, British Independent Retailers Association
After graduating with a degree in economics from Bristol University and qualifying as a chartered accountant, Alan set up an accountancy practice in Birmingham which, due to family connections, included the British Hardware Federation amongst its clients. This connection was completed when Alan joined BHF as Financial Director in 1985, with the prime responsibility of running its subsidiary Finance Company, a fully FSA regulated business. Alan is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Banking.
In 2006 Alan was appointed BHF Group Managing Director and has set in motion a proactive strategy to take the Group forward. This was evidenced by the successful merger with the British Shops and Stores Group in 2009 which doubled the Group’s retail membership, which is now some 7500 strong. The BHF-BSSA Group changed its name to The British Independent Retailers Association in 2011. The original BHF is now only one of several divisions from housewares through to fashions and furniture retailers. The Group boasts its own banking, buying and publishing subsidiaries.
Alan is a Director of the British Retail Consortium and its European equivalent, EuroCommerce. These complement the Group’s political lobbying and influencing activities.
Director General, PRCA
Representing over 20,000 practitioners, the PRCA is the largest professional body of its kind for the PR and communications industry. ICCO is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. Its membership comprises 40 national trade associations, collectively representing over 2,500 PR firms.
Ingham’s background is in politics and public affairs. He is External Examiner to the American University at Richmond; Trustee of The Speakers’ Corner Trust; and the Master of the City of London Company of Public Relations Practitioners. He was educated at Oxford University, where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He appears in both the UK and the Global editions of PR Week’s PowerBook.
Chief Executive Officer, Law Society of Scotland - LSS
Prior to joining the Law Society, Lorna was based in the United States, as President Americas for Scottish Development International, the Scottish Government’s trade and investment arm. Previously, Lorna was Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley, one of 12 local enterprise companies covering Scotland. A chartered accountant by profession, and a graduate of Aberdeen University.
Currently, Lorna is the Interim Chair of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited and Chair of their Audit Committee; a Trustee and Treasurer of the McConnell International Foundation; a Court Member of Aberdeen University and a Trustee of Aberdeen University (Charity).
Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered Institute of Public Relations - CIPR
Chief Executive Officer, Association for Project Safety
Professor Harry McQuillan
Chief Executive Officer, Community Pharmacy Scotland CPS
Chief Executive Officer, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Formerly Senior Director – Business Improvement at regulator Ofwat, the CIPD Fellow arrived at IOSH with an impressive track record of operational service delivery, organisational transformation and cultural change in national and local government.
Bev is a Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chair of Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and has been a Trustee of Keyring – a national charity for adults with learning disabilities and the Chair of Coventry Citizens Advice Bureau.
She is now leading on the delivery of IOSH’s new five-year strategy – WORK 2022 – which aims to shape the future of safety and health at work.
IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) has more than 47,000 members working with organisations in around 130 countries. It commissions research, campaigns, works with governments on policy and designs and approves health and safety training courses for all working people.
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of the Motor Industry
Steve was Chairman of the IMI for five years, before becoming President in November 2009. In 2012 he joined the IMI as Chief Executive Officer.
Chief Executive, HOSPA
Chief Executive Officer, British Society for Immunology
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Networks Association
Chief Executive Officer, Association of British Travel Agents
Before joining ABTA, Mark held senior strategy and corporate finance positions in a number of industry sectors. Immediately prior to ABTA, Mark was Group Strategy Director of Centrica plc., the parent company of British Gas.
Chief Executive Officer, The Giftware Association