The BCA Team is made up of a staff team and our elected officers.
We are proud of our democratically run association, which is professionally administered with modern, fit for purpose Memorandum and Articles, appropriately administered elections and strong strategic direction.
CEO, Tom Mullarkey MBE
Tom 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.
Director of Communications & Marketing, Lisa King
Lisa has extensive experience in branding, communications and marketing across various organisations including universities and the NHS. She started her career in membership associations at Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union and joined the BCA from one of the chiropractic education providers in the UK. Her unique blend of expertise in the chiropractic profession and corporate communications allow her to look after how we interact with our members, key stakeholders and the general public.
Director of Membership and Operations, Anne Barlow
Anne has worked with the BCA since 2004 and leads the Membership Services team as well as all BCA operations. In addition to this, her dedication to providing high-quality sees her managing our relationship with BCA Insurance Services (the trading name for Lloyd & Whyte).
BCA Insurance Services consists of a dedicated claims team, who will be your first point of contact in the event of a patient complaint or a claim, and a specialist Support Team who are there to assist you with any queries you may have regarding your Medical Malpractice Insurance. The teams below are professionally qualified and highly experienced.
This team will assist you every step of the way, helping with complaints made against you that could lead to a claim, liaising with your insurer and offering support throughout the life of any claim:
Emily Worrall (Cert CII) Sarah-Jayne Barber (Cert CII)
If you have any questions regarding the cover provided by your insurance or need to make any changes such as adding entity cover:
Michelle McKay (Cert CII) Shirley Sherburne (Dip CII)
BCA Insurance Services is a trading name of Lloyd & Whyte Ltd.
President, Catherine Quinn
Catherine has been in practice since graduating from the AECC in 2012 with a background in Sports Science. She is the Queens Park Rangers FC chiropractor and also practises in the Waldegrave Clinic, Teddington.
As a member of the Football Medical Association, Catherine actively promotes the role of chiropractic within multidisciplinary healthcare teams both within the Sports Medicine community and in the wider healthcare system. Catherine was a member of the medical team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has worked within club and international Rugby League and Union and with Winter Olympic Skeleton athletes. Catherine has lectured internationally as a Sports Chiropractor and on the value of integrative and collaborative healthcare. Catherine is currently a trustee at St Mary’s University and has sat on various committees and steering groups within the profession involved with healthcare provision and development, engagement and the development of the LSBU chiropractic programme. President since 2017, Catherine is passionate about providing chiropractors with a modern and progressive Association.
Vice President, Steve Williams
Steve graduated from the AECC in 1987 and has developed a clinic in Southampton with a special interest in craniopathy and paediatrics. Professional experience includes terms as President of SOTO Europe and SOTO International and 8 years on the General Chiropractic Council in the UK.
He helped develop and initially teach the MSc APD Chiropractic Paediatrics and the AECC and authored the book “Pregnancy and Paediatrics: A Chiropractic Approach”. Steve has lectured widely around the world around the world in both craniopathy and paediatrics and teaches undergraduate paediatrics at both Barcelona and Madrid Chiropractic Colleges as well as teaching seminar series in the UK and internationally.
Treasurer, Tim Button
Since 2003, Tim has established Cleve Chiropractic as a multidisciplinary clinic and now leads a highly experienced and knowledgeable team.
He founded Cleve Chiropractic at Cleve Rugby club and the Old School GP surgery in Bristol in 2003 before moving to the practice’s current home in Mangotsfield in 2010. In 2014 He created a physiotherapy, exercise and rehabilitation clinic to run alongside the chiropractic clinic.
Over the years, Tim has not only worked hard to build successful local businesses, he’s also forged a strong reputation as a specialist in the elite sporting field.
He has been the official chiropractor for Bristol Rovers Football Club since 2003, a role he also held with Premiership club Bath Rugby for the best part of a decade.
For the London 2012 Olympic Games, Tim was selected for the chiropractic team at the sailing village in Weymouth and currently works with the Great Britain Paralympic squad. He was selected to work as a chiropractor for the London IAAF World Athletic Championships in 2017.
Tim had a great time working for the British, Dutch and Australian national Skeleton teams in the 2018 World cup and in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics. In 2012, as one of Britain’s youngest ever chiropractors, Tim became a fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors’ sports faculty – he is also currently Secretary of the sports faculty and runs the national RCC chiropractic ski trip.
This is now my second term on the BCA Board and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for voting me back on again. I run my own clinic in Surbiton, South West London so I know the stresses and strains of being a chiropractor and a business owner, it can be overwhelming at times but knowing the BCA has my back is a great comfort. I am a keen golfer in my spare time but I also have two young children so spare time is not a commodity I know much about. I am excited about another year driving the BCA forwards and turning it into the world-class association that our members deserve.
Jesper works with athletes in sports as varied as swimming, tennis, athletics, martial arts and golf and of standards from weekend warriors to world champions and Major winners. The common characteristic between them all is simply…the desire to get better. He spent seven years travelling with professional athletes but now runs a general practice with a sports emphasis. The hip girdle and its role, especially in gait, is a passion of his.
Owain Studied BSc Anatomical Sciences at Cardiff University before graduating in 2009 from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of South Wales with a Master of Chiropractic degree. He founded Backspace Chiropractic Fitness in London where he combines his Chiropractic Care with Personal Training and Personal performance coaching. He is currently also studying to become a NLP Practitioner and has a huge passion for learning new things. He has trained many new graduates under the Royal College of Chiropractor’s fantastic post-registration Training (PRT) programme, and is a strong ambassador for the PRT. He takes great pride in helping less experienced chiropractors in becoming the best they can be. Owain is looking forward to helping BCA members in any way that he can, so feel free to get in touch with him with any concerns or questions that you might have.
I graduated from the AECC in 1991 and have spent my career working with elite sport. I am 1st team chiropractor to Leicester Tigers Rugby Club since 1999 and worked as a part of the official medical team to the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. I lecture nationally and internationally on chiropractic and hold regular seminars throughout the UK. I also run 3 chiropractic clinics in Sheffield, Mansfield and Nottingham with my wife, who is also a chiropractor.
John has been in practice since 2005 after graduating from WIOC in his home town of Pontypridd. He runs a multidisciplinary clinic with his wife in Bicester, Oxfordshire. He has a special interest in sport and rehab, working with a wide range of athletes and sports.
In his spare time his interest lie in country pursuits, water sports, classic cars and his 2 dogs.