The British Chiropractic Association has appointed Tom Mullarkey MBE, as its new Chief Executive Officer. The move completes the core leadership team, now poised to deliver the new corporate strategy alongside the Association’s elected Board of Directors.
Mr Mullarkey brings extensive leadership experience to the Association. Following a varied career in the Army, he played a leading role in the Manchester Commonwealth Games, was Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate and more recently served as Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Whilst at RoSPA, Tom elevated the Society’s advocacy platform/visibility by demonstrating why accident prevention should be a high priority in public health, gaining political and positional traction for that leading international NGO.
BCA President Catherine Quinn said of the appointment: “In Tom we have recruited a CEO with a wealth of leadership experience gained with organisations and professions that have similar challenges to the chiropractic profession. Having a CEO of Tom’s calibre will enable us to provide members with the high level of service and care they deserve. We also look forward to harnessing Tom’s ability to influence national policy agenda, to help us to meet the ambitious plans we have set for the Association.”
The appointment to the vacant CEO position sees Tom join Lisa King, incoming Director of Communications and Marketing, Anne Barlow, Operations Manager and the BCA’s member services team.
Tom said: “I’m very much looking forward to working with the membership, Board of Directors and the rest of the staff team to continue to develop the BCA. There are exciting opportunities to grow the Association into the innovative representative body that the chiropractic profession deserves.”
Tom will take up his position in late April.