Who’s Who

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 broad leadership and management experience to the BCA. Following a varied career in the Army, including postings to Canada and India in an ambassadorial role and the management of an international crisis in Rwanda, he played a leading role in the Manchester Commonwealth Games, was Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and more recently served as Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). He has also acted as a leadership consultant and as a Visiting Fellow in a leading Business School. He has been nominated for the Memcom 2021 CEO Leadership Award.


Director of Communications & Marketing, Lisa King

Lisa has extensive experience in branding, communications and marketing across various organisations.  She started her career in membership associations as President at Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union, and then developed her marketing and communications skills further in front-line roles in several universities and the NHS.  She joined the BCA following the successful completion of a substantial branding project, also in a university setting. Lisa’s unique blend of expertise within marketing and corporate communications has transformed the organisations she has worked within, gaining share of voice and reach in PR and Public Affairs.


Director of Membership & Operations, Anne Barlow

Anne’s very broad experience encompasses a number of unrelated sectors, which adds greatly to her flexibility and depth of knowledge. She started her career as a Registered Nurse, studied for and transferred into the complex field of human factors technical engineering and applied this experience with Xerox in a marketing capacity. She has worked at the BCA since 2003, initially within marcomms and latterly, leading the operations team. Anne’s trademark attention to detail and extensive technical and creative knowledge is unparalleled which has seen her transform systems and processes to benefit BCA members, positioning the organisation as the premium choice for British chiropractors.


Membership & Operations Officer, Lindsay Robinson

Lindsay joins the BCA as Membership & Operations Officer and will be working alongside BCA Director of Membership & Operations, Anne Barlow. Lindsay has extensive experience working in Higher Education, firstly as a librarian and latterly supporting academic research projects. She is excited to draw on her expertise in enquiry work and administration to deliver high quality support to the Association and its members.





Content & Communications Officer, Katrin Mahfuz

Katrin joins the BCA as Content & Communications Officer and will be working alongside BCA Director of Communications & Marketing, Lisa King, looking after how we interact with our members, key stakeholders and the general public. Katrin studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and, since graduating in 2019, she has been gaining valuable experience in marketing, events, communications and customer service across various organisations, including universities and start-ups.




Online Community Officer, Hannah Gall

Hannah joins the BCA as Online Community Officer and will bring her skillset in community engagement to the team. Hannah has vast experience in digital marketing roles in various industries with her primary specialisms including content creation, community engagement, and social media advertising. She is excited to contribute her knowledge to the digital transformation at the BCA and looks forward to connecting with members in the next few months.





Corporate Partnerships and Events Officer, Jennifer Muckles

Jennifer joins the BCA as Corporate Partnerships and Events Officer, having come from a strong background of Online Events and Project Management. She is excited to connect with partners and members to build and nurture corporate relationships and enhance the BCA’s monthly events schedule and annual conference. She has strong experience with process improvement and relationship building and looks forward to using her skills to contribute to the development of the Association.

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.

Claims Team

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)


Support Team

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. Visit the Lloyd & Whyte webpage on services for chiropractors.

President, Catherine Quinn

Catherine is Clinical Director at Cleve Chiropractic in North Bristol and a Consultant Chiropractor to professional sports teams. Catherine graduated from AECC University College, has been President of the British Chiropractic Association since 2017 and was awarded a Fellow of the UK Royal College of Chiropractors Sports Faculty. She has represented chiropractic in both local and national media outlets, including national TV, and is part of the Waitrose Health Expert panel. Catherine actively promotes the role of chiropractic within multidisciplinary healthcare teams, both within the sports medicine community and in the wider healthcare system and has lectured internationally on the value of integrative and collaborative healthcare.

Catherine was a member of the medical team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has worked within club and international Rugby League and Union, with Winter Olympic Skeleton athletes at World Cup and World Championship competition, and in Premiership Football and Rugby, Queens Park Rangers, and London Irish FC. Catherine is passionate about providing chiropractors with a modern and progressive Association which supports integration between independent and NHS based services to provide patients with choice and greater access to healthcare.


Vice President, 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.

Treasurer, John Williamson

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 two dogs.



Board Members


Jesper Dahl

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.



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 at the AECC University College and authored the book Pregnancy and Paediatrics: A Chiropractic Approach. Steve has lectured widely 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.


Owain Evans

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 is the Founder of 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.


Ulrik Sandstrøm

Ulrik graduated from AECC University College in 1991 and has spent his career working with elite sport. He has been 1st team chiropractor to Leicester Tigers Rugby Club since 1999 and worked as part of the official medical team of the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He lectures nationally and internationally on chiropractic and holds regular seminars throughout the UK. He also runs three chiropractic clinics in Sheffield, Mansfield and Nottingham with his wife, who is also a chiropractor.




Hannah Fairris

Hannah has been working in general practice since 2018, seeing patients as a First Contact Practitioner and establishing MSK triage services across the Winchester Primary Care Network, which now sees 30% of the city’s GP caseload.

At the start of the pandemic, MSK services across the city had to be suspended; Hannah then became the Operations Manager for Winchester’s largest GP practice, leading the flu vaccination campaign, and making sure the practice was able to meet its targets through the challenging year to come.

Hannah has now returned to her role in MSK triage, whilst also returning to AECC University College to study physiotherapy.

Her particular interests lie in joint injections, health inequalities, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Hannah firmly believes that chiropractors have valuable skills to offer in an NHS landscape and have the potential to provide meaningful support throughout community, primary and secondary healthcare services.