Meet the Team

We have a Board of Non-executive Directors led by a Chair who are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring it is properly run. Our small Executive team is led by a Chief Executive and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation in conjunction with our office based operational team. You can find more information below about our Non-Executive Directors, Executive and Operational teams.

Paul Burgess

Chair, Non-Executive Director, MBE, MBA, MA, BA (hons)

Paul Burgess, the 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.

Gillian Adams

Vice Chair and Non-Executive Director, BSc (Hons), CIPD

Gillian graduated from The University of Manchester and is a former Human Resources Director. She has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for over 25 years. Gillian is a Non-Executive Director at West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and is lay member on NHS Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee and NHS Medicines Optimisation Priorities Panel. Gillian has experience of representing and advocating for patients internationally on committees at the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and nationally on NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and NHS England Quality and Clinical Risk Committee. She was Healthwatch Leicestershire’s former Vice Chair. Gillian brings professional business expertise combined with experience of patient engagement. Gillian is passionate about engaging and involving patients, she has recently co-authored two papers on improving outcomes for patients.

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.

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 Standards and Education Committee (PSE). 

Dr Joy Tweed

Education and Professional Standards Sub-Committee Chair and Non-Executive Director

Dr 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.

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.


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.

Jude Savage

Operational Team - Deputy Registrar and Systems Analyst

Jude joined the RCCP team in July 2018, having previously worked for 14 years in the NHS, as a Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist, at the University Hospital Birmingham Trust. She also has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Human Factors (HF) in the Healthcare Environment, having been a faculty member in the University Hospital of Birmingham’s HF Team. Jude also has physiology teaching experience on the University of Wolverhampton’s Practitioner Training Program. She also holds a voluntary post as a welfare officer for the Lawn Tennis Association. In addition she has recently completed a Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015 Foundation Course.

Before qualifying as a Clinical Physiologist, Jude worked in the I.T. industry for eight years in a variety of different specialities and industries. 

Zoey Harries

Operational Team - Office Manager

Zoey Harries joined RCCP in October 2018 and has since supported the organisation with finance, recruitment, human resources, IT, customer support and, communication and engagement. Zoey is a qualified teacher and assessor and has over 10 years of training and customer support experience. In her previous role, she worked as a Customer Support and Training Manager for a Clinical Software Company working with the NHS and Private practices in the UK and internationally. Zoey brings an array of transitional skills and has helped with the centralisation of RCCP’s previously outsourced administration and finance functions.

Marketa Nyklova

Operational Team - Finance and Administration Assistant

Marketa became part of the RCCP Team in March 2019 whilst studying at the University of Worcester for a degree in business accounting and economics. She is now studying at the University College London for a masters in comparative business economics.
Marketa has 5 years of customer service experience and works in the office based operational team, assisting with both Registrant administration and finance.