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Leadership at the BMA

Browse biographies of our leadership and team of executive directors, who work towards objectives set by BMA Council


  • Chief officers

    Council chair

    Portrait of Chaand Nagpaul

    Chaand Nagpaul



    Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE



    Trevor Pickersgill BMA council member

    Dr Trevor Pickersgill


    Representative Body chair

    Helena McKeown portrait smile 16x9

    Helena McKeown

  • Leadership team

    Chief executive

    Belinda Phipps interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the BMA

    Belinda Phipps


    Director of Finance and Corporate Services

    Patrick Murphy
BMA staff

    Patrick Murphy


    Interim director of HR

    Alan Farmer, HR Director

    Alan Farmer


    Director of Member Relations

    Chris Darke

    Chris Darke


    Director of Policy

    Raj Jethwa

    Raj Jethwa


    Director of Strategy and Insight

    Christine Fielden

    Christine Yeates


    Director of Engagement and Communications

    Deborah Oliver, Director of engagement & communications

    Deborah Oliver


    Head of Council Secretariat

    Nicholas Harrison


    Chief information officer

    Ian Turfrey


    Director of Corporate Development

    Nicky Jayesinghe


    Director BMA Law

    Viv Du-Feu


    National director Northern Ireland

    Claire Armstrong


    National director Scotland

    Jill Vickerman, BMA Scottish Secretary

    Jill Vickerman


    National director Wales

    Rachel Podolak

    Rachel Podolak