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.
Chief Executive Officer, Cait Allen
Cait has an extensive career history working with organisations across healthcare and the third sector, including NHS England and NHS Trusts. After a fast-growing career in PR and marketing, Cait moved into wider leadership roles in reputation management and influencing, before taking her first CEO role at the age of 35. Experienced in influencing policy, she has worked with different Government departments across Whitehall to develop policy and deliver change. Specialising in leading organisations in making a positive impact, Cait joins the BCA at a pivotal time following its major repositioning project, which had two core objectives: to support the serious strain on musculoskeletal (MSK) issues facing the UK, whilst equipping members with the tools to increase recognition within the mainstream healthcare community.
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 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, working in London. She later studied for a degree and transferred into the complex field of ergonomics/human factors technical engineering working for Xerox, later transferring to a marketing capacity. She has worked at the BCA since 2003, initially within marketing/communications and latterly, leading the Membership and 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.
Director of Development, Sofie Bennett
Sofie started her career in hospitality and events, before moving to the charity sector where she held a range of leadership roles for healthcare, maritime and science causes. She has over 15 years’ experience delivering global partnerships and events across Europe and Asia.
Sofie joins the BCA at an exciting time as we approach our 100-year anniversary and is looking forward to working with partners and members to grow the BCA’s community.
In her spare time, Sofie enjoys being by the ocean and can usually be found chasing her toddler!
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.
Events & Development 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.
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. Visit the Lloyd & Whyte webpage on services for chiropractors.
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 the practice to a shop unit in Mangotsfield in 2010. In 2014, he created a physiotherapy, exercise and rehabilitation clinic to run alongside the chiropractic clinic. In November 2019, Tim moved again to a larger clinic in Mangotsfield that amalgamated the two clinics and has been practicing with a team of 20 health care professionals ever since.
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 was subsequently selected to work as a chiropractor for the London IAAF World Athletic Championships in 2017 and the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
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 also currently runs the BCA chiropractic ski trip.
Vice-President, Ulrik Sandstrøm
Ulrik graduated from AECC University College in 1991 and has spent much of his career working with elite sport. He was 1st team chiropractor to Leicester Tigers Rugby Club for 12 seasons before shifting shape of ball and is currently at Leicester City FC. He also worked as part of the official medical team of the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He is a regular feature at international conferences and runs several seminar programmes focused on hands on techniques.
Treasurer, John Williamson
John has been in practice since 2005. He graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (University of South Wales) in his hometown of Pontypridd. He and his wife set up and run a multidisciplinary clinic in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
His special interest is in sport and rehabilitation, and he works with a wide range of athletes and sports from around the world. Over the last 10 years, he has built a strong reputation in the power sport industry, working with some of the strongest men and women in Britain.
John has been actively involved with the BCA, serving two terms as a Board Member, with this being his second term as Treasurer. This involvement shows his commitment to the chiropractic profession and his desire to contribute to its growth and development.
In addition to his BCA duties, John balances his time between clinic duties, working at sporting events, taking care of his young family, and lecturing nationally and internationally for the Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS). Outside of his professional life, John has a variety of interests, including photography, travel, water sports, classic cars and spending time with his dog. These hobbies provide a well-rounded perspective on his personality and interests beyond his chiropractic career.
Faye Deane graduated from The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC) in 2007 and has 16 years’ experience in private practice and working as 1st team chiropractor for Leeds United and Sheffield United football clubs. Since 2021, Faye has worked as a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University and has been involved in co-writing the MSci Chiropractic degree and leading the development of the placement provision. She holds a Masters’ degree in International Public and is currently undertaking a PhD in integrated musculoskeletal care. Having interned in both Malawi and Chile, working in primary, secondary and tertiary musculoskeletal healthcare settings and with indigenous communities, Faye believes all chiropractors should act as public health advocates and sits on the World Federation of Chiropractic’s (WFC) Public Health Committee, representing the UK and Europe. Her research interests are integrated healthcare, aging, co-morbidity, chronic pain and the microbiome.
Faye’s other roles include acting as Co-Chair for the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic’s (FICS) Education Commission, sitting on the GCC’s Investigation Committee and EDI working group and the RCC’s Health Policy Unit.
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’s degree in Chiropractic. Recently, Owain also completed his Master’s in Music and Classical Singing at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is the Founder of Backspace Chiropractic Fitness in London, where he combines his chiropractic care with personal training and personal performance coaching. He has a special interest in sports chiropractic and rehabilitation.
Owain has trained many new graduates under the Royal College of Chiropractor’s fantastic Post-registration Training (PRT) programme and is a strong ambassador for PRT. He takes great pride in helping less experienced chiropractors in becoming the best they can be and is looking forward to helping BCA members in any way that he can, so feel free to get in touch with him (via firstname.lastname@example.org) with any concerns or questions that you might have.
Juliet has over twenty years’ experience in general practice and elite sport. She has been a chiropractor at the Olympics, Paralympics, IAAF World Championships and was a member of the medical team at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Juliet has worked in Rugby for the last eight years and most recently as Head of Medical for London Scottish. Juliet runs a busy multidisciplinary clinic in Oxfordshire; she enjoys working with all ages but has a particular interest in the adolescent population. Juliet has also completed the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic diploma and works as a veterinary chiropractor one day a week. Juliet studied at AECC University College – her post graduate degree is in sports rehabilitation. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors and was Director of Academic Affairs for the Sports Faculty.
Juliet is passionate about contributing to the direction of the profession at this pivotal time and is looking forward to working on the BCA Board and representing the membership.
Philippa Oakley (she/her) graduated from The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC) (University of South Wales) in 2012 and has over a decade’s experience in private practice. In addition to running her own clinic in Wiltshire, she is also the co-director of Oakley Partnership, a coaching and consultancy business specialising in LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare. As a certified Coach and Mentor, Philippa has worked with the NHS, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), educational institutions and healthcare membership organisations around the world to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent care to LGBTQ+ individuals. Most recently, Philippa was the recipient of the British Chiropractic Association’s prestigious “Chiropractor of the Year” award for 2022-2023, given in recognition of her work enhancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the chiropractic profession.
Immediate Past 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, was President of the British Chiropractic Association between 2017 and 2023, 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 and 2022 Commonwealth 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 integration between independent and NHS-based services to provide patients with choice and greater access to healthcare.