CEO, Institute of Brewing and Distilling
Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
Secretary-General, CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime)
CIRM, established in 1928 is the principal international association for marine electronics companies with a truly global membership. Working in ‘Consultative Status to the International Maritime Organisation (the IMO) CIRM is regarded as the ‘go to’ organisation for information on maritime regulatory and technical issues affecting the electronics sector today.
Frances brings a uniquely diverse background to CIRM. She has worked in many different business sectors and, after joining the organisation in 2004, she was appointed Secretary General in 2013. Focusing on delivering value to the membership, the organisation has doubled in size over the last five years and under her guidance the Secretariat provides its members comprehensive technical and regulatory support.
Head of UK, ACCA
In the UK ACCA’s 84,000 members and 80,000 students represent a broad and diverse range of businesses and the public sector.
Claire’s specific interests include the role of technology on the profession, social mobility and diversity in the workplace, and the skills agenda for the UK.
She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart R Broadley FEI
CEO, Energy Industries Council (EIC)
The EIC is the UK’s largest energy supply chain trade association, a not-for-profit with 650 member companies, across oil & gas, power, nuclear and renewable markets that, for 76 years, has advised governments and boardrooms, and helped companies to grow at home and around the world. Their real passion is helping companies to diversify and grow internationally – and their members benefit from EIC’s unique suite of energy market CAPEX & OPEX databases, 130 events p.a., industry & government networks, international launchpad offices and extensive market insight.
Andy Burman, CMgr, FCMI, FIAM, FRSA
Chief Executive Officer, The British Dietetic Association
Chief Executive Officer, British Veterinary Association
CEO, Institute of Environmental Services
Chief Executive (Designate), ICSA: The Governance Institute
Jane Frost CBE
Chief Executive Officer, Market Research Society
Head of Events & Members Services, Manufacturing Technologies Association
James also overseas MACH, the UK’s premier event to showcase manufacturing technologies, run and owned by the MTA. The biennial exhibition, held at the NEC, attracts over 25,000 visitors, over 600 exhibitors and the last edition, MACH 2018, saw over £200,000,000 of business attributed to it.
Established in 1919 the MTA has been at the core of the UK’s engineering based manufacturing economy for a century.
Prior to working at the MTA, James worked for the British Precast Concrete Federation looking after a number of associations under their umbrella.
Chief Executive Officer, British Independent Retailers Association
Managing Director, Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland
Chief Executive, Institute of Leadership and Management
Following an early career in the construction industry, Phil has worked for several professional bodies and charities across a range of sectors as both CEO and Trustee.
Phil has a Masters in Corporate Direction and is currently a doctoral student at the Complexity & Management Centre at the University of Hertfordshire.
Phil’s interests include music, theatre and spending precious time with his family.
Secretary General, The Institutional Money Market Funds Association
She has for many years now represented the interests of the investment management industry at IMMFA and prior to that at the Investment Association. She is a history postgraduate and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.
Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Chief Executive Officer, Association for Project Safety
Charu Malik, PhD
Executive Director International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
In her role at APIC, she provided strategic leadership to the research and educational departments, including the annual conference, as well as all grant-related projects.
Charu transitioned into programming and building partnerships for professional, non-profit societies from undergraduate teaching in women’s studies, gender studies, and comparative literature. She earned her doctorate in English and American literature from Washington University in St. Louis.
Director for Global Business Networks, British Chambers of Commerce
An experienced senior Board level business executive, Anne-Marie Martin has worked in industry and the not-for-profit business sector over many years and brings a wealth of experience in international business, trade and commerce and the world of chambers of commerce to the role.
Anne-Marie is the former CEO of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) and before that, the CEO of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce. Prior to working in the chamber of commerce world, roles included senior executive leadership and Board positions in export sales, operations and marketing in the engineering industry for several years.
Anne-Marie is a presenter, panel member and moderator at topical conferences and events and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI). She was awarded the King Mihai I of Romania Medal for Loyalty in 2009 for services in promoting business, social and cultural relations between Great Britain and Romania.
Chief Executive, The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Chief Executive, Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association
Julian has worked in membership associations for over 20 years. He joined the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association as Executive Director in 2013 and became Chief Executive in 2017.
Prior to this he worked at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for almost 16 years. He undertook a variety of roles such as the Managing Director of their commercial company and their Director of Operations. He led on business growth and strategic development across CIPFA’s commercial business as well as the delivery of their member services.
Julian worked on school policy at the Department for Education before joining CIPFA
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 Officer, Builders Merchant Federation
During his tenure John has overseen the introduction of a raft of business support initiatives, sector-specific discussion and networking forums, and education, training and career development opportunities, each designed to broaden the BMF’s relevanceand appeal. He has taken an energetic and proactive stance to ensure the voice of merchants and their suppliers is heard by policy makers both at national and local level.John holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bradford Management Centre. Prior to joining the BMF, he held senior Marketing, Commercial and Managing Director roles within the DIY and housewares industry,notably with H&R Johnson, Sandvik Saws & Tools UK, Addis Group Ltd and Imperial International Limited. John also maintained a 15-year involvement with BHETA, the British Home Enhancement Trade Association, the last two years as President.John is a former vice-chair and current member of the Construction Product Association’s executive committee and sits on the board of the Trade Association Forum.John was also nominated for Chief Executive of the Year at the Association Awards UK in 2015 and 2016 and the IoD Director of the Year Awards 2017. Having been elected as President of UFEMAT (the European Trade Association), John took upoffice in mid October 2018. John was granted the Freedom of the City of London in June 2016 and was admittedto the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants in October of the same year.
Executive Director, Association of Anaesthetists
Chief Executive Officer, The Independent Schools Association
Neil represented the independent schools sector on the General Teaching Council for England and is a Board Member for The Independent Schools Council, as well as UK director and trustee of the international charity We – formerly Free the Children, and the national eating disorders charity Beat. He is a regular speaker at educational events and his comments often feature in the UK media.
Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers
Prior to that Caroline held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The British Council, the UK’s largest charity, and before that at Save the Children International. She has 25 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at a number of commercial organisations including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc and Unilever/ Bestfoods (Thailand, Netherlands and UK). Much of her working life has been spent overseas.
Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). She has an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has filled numerous roles as trustee over the years, including currently being a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, amongst other roles. Caroline is a linguist, musician, trained coach and passionate bell ringer, and is married with two children.
Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick BSc MSc CPFA PhD
Chief Operating Officer Royal College of General Practitioners
Valerie started her career with the National Audit Office where she qualified as an accountant. She worked on value for money and financial audits of the Departments of Health & Social Security, Overseas Services, Local Government and Housing. Valerie has been an Executive Finance and Resources Director in central and local government, working on financial and strategic management issues. She has been a Chair of a NHS Trust and is presently the Chair of the Woolwich Creative District Trust, a major regeneration project covering the Royal Arsenal area in London and Chair of Audit and Board Member of a Housing Association.
In 2008, she was awarded the HM Treasury Government and CPFA Finance Profession ‘Personality of the Year’ award for excellence in financial management.
Communications & Strategy Director, World Coal Association
Katie holds a degree in History and Politics from the University of York.
Chief Executive, bacta
Prior to joining the Federation of Bakers as a Director in May 2000, John spent tens years in the amusement machine industry at bacta, to which he returned as Chief Executive in July 2014.
He believes trade associations are a vital part of the political culture and at their best are essential to good government.