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.

Chair - John Stevens

John started in the NHS in 1969 as a Junior Medical Laboratory Technician and has continued to be employed within this arena some 48 years later.

During his career, John has been employed in many roles; as a laboratory worker, research worker, laboratory manager, department manager and general manager. He has also managed other Clinical and non-clinical specialities. John was president of the IBMS 2009/10 and worked with the DH on Modernising Scientific Careers. He was a CPA inspector for 16 years and a Non-Executive Director of CPA for 4 years until it became part of UKAS. In March 2012, John was appointed as Non-Executive Director (Life Sciences) for the Academy of Health Care Science (AHCS). In August 2012 he joined the board of “Lab Tests Online”, and in March 2013 he was appointed as a Royal College of Pathology Consultancy Advisor. He took over as chair of AHCS in 2015

Registrar and Chief Executive – Janet Monkman

Janet joined the Academy as CEO in February 2013, bringing with her a strong commitment to the values of the Academy – most importantly the benefits of bringing together the entire Healthcare Science Profession to benefit patient care and advance the entire Healthcare Science workforce. Janet took over the role of Registrar in February 2017.

Janet has had a long career in healthcare, building from her work as a clinician to move into teaching and later management. She has a wide portfolio of experience in executive, Chief Executive and non-executive roles in public, private and third sector.

Non-Executive Director – Geoff Lester

Geoff retired from full time NHS clinical practise in 2014 from the post of Clinical Director of Pathology at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. During his clinical career, he had an interest in pituitary endocrinology and laboratory informatics. He was involved in national projects, working with the ill-fated NPfIT project and was clinical biochemistry lead from the beginning of the Royal College of Pathologists National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue Initiative.

He has worked extensively for the Federation of Clinical Scientists on NHS industrial relations and was Director of Regulatory Affairs for the ACB. He is still the FCS representative on NHS Staff Council and Public Health England Partnership Forum, NHS Pensions Scheme Advisory Board and Pensions Board.

He has taught undergraduates at University of Reading, taught on the ACB Management Course and examines for the National School for Healthcare Science. He is also currently a Fitness to Practice partner with the HCPC.

Non-Executive Director – Professor Anthony Fisher MBE

Tony is Consultant Clinical Scientist. He works at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool. Originally, he qualified in Medicine but went on to train in Clinical Engineering and then Medical Physics. In recent years his main work has centred on the Postgraduate Education and Training of NHS Healthcare Scientists and the implementation of Modernising Scientific Careers. He is the Non-Executive Director for the Physical Sciences at the Academy of Healthcare Science. He was awarded the MBE for his services to Clinical Engineering and Medical Physics in 2017

Non-Executive Director – Lynne Smith MBE

Lynne Smith is a Clinical Scientist in GI Physiology. She works at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Newcastle University. She is a fellow of the Association of GI Physiologists (FAGIP) and Honorary Fellow of Healthcare Science (Hon. FHCS).

Lynne graduated with a MSc in Health Social Care Science at Sheffield Hallam University and has worked in Further and Higher Education for 37 years, including roles as GI module lead at De Montfort University and Newcastle University. Her previous roles have included Chair of the Association of GI Physiologists. Vice Chair of RCCP, Chair of AGIP Education Committee and is an active member of the Healthcare Science Trailblazer group, developing the level 2-4 Healthcare Science Standard for the new HCS Apprenticeship Scheme. She also worked with the MSC team to produce the MSC Modules for Clinical Science in GI Physiology and Urodynamics. She is currently STP programme lead for AHCS, is a member of AHCS Governance and Scrutiny Committee and is an equivalence assessor for STP & HSST.

Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair - Gillian Adams

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.  

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Professional Standards and Education Chair - Lizanne Steenkamp

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). 

Non-Executive Director and Professional Standards and Education Committee Vice Chair - Dr Joy Tweed

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.

Advisory Council Chair - Peter Bill

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.

Non Executive Director, Lay Member - Marketing, Communications and PR - Amanda Orchard

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.

Deputy Registrar and Systems Analyst - Jude Savage

Jude joined the RCCP team in July 2018, having previously worked in the NHS as a Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist, at the University Hospital Birmingham Trust (2003-2017). She also was a founding faculty member of the University Hospital of Birmingham’s Human Factors (HF)Team and as such has extensive knowledge and experience HF in the Healthcare Environment. 

Jude has also taught physiology & Clinical practice as a guest lecturer on the University of Wolverhampton’s Practitioner Training Program for Respiratory Physiology. She also holds a voluntary post as a Safeguarding officer for the Lawn Tennis Association. In addition she has an interest in Quality Management Systems and has completed the Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015 Foundation Course. 

Before qualifying as a Clinical Physiologist, Jude worked in I.T. for eight years in a variety of different specialities and industries including hardware & comms, programming, UAT and Education, Telecommunications and Infrastructure respectively.

Operations and Fitness to Practice Manager - Zoey Harries

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.