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CSP Council is the Society's elected governing body and is supported in its operation by other subordinate structures.

CSP Council members

Chair Sue Rees

File 125894Ms Rees (right), deputy head of physiotherapy services and head of acute physiotherapy services at Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, has been a CSP member for more than 25 years. She was previously vice chair of Council and has represented the physiotherapy profession on a number of national steering and advisory groups.

Find out more about Sue in her 'family feeling' Frontline interview and catch up on what she has to say in her regular blog.

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Vice chair Catherine Pope

Ms Pope (right) is clinical director of specialist services and the associate director for allied health professionals at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. She is also president of the CSP's Chartered Physiotherapists in Mental Health network.

Treasurer Dr Helena Johnson

File 125900Vice President and immediate past CSP Chair Dr Helena Johnson (right) is also Honorary Student President. She has worked in higher education for 16 years and is an accreditor and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to working in education she worked in the NHS for over 20 years specialising in children and young people with disabilities.

Other Council members

Find out who else is on CSP Counci: see all members.

Council's role

CSP Council identifies and agrees CSP policy and strategy. The work of Council is supported by two standing committees (Industrial Relations; Practice and Development) as well as a number of sub-committees and working groups.

Country boards

The Society has three country boards for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These each operate as a large committee, drawing their membership from a wide range of interested constituencies in their area. The prime function of the boards is to act as the first line of contact between Council, its committees and the membership. As all branches send at least one representative to board meetings, there is also a channel of communication with the entire membership at branch level.

English regional networks

There are 10 English Regional Networks. These are for all members in England – qualified, associates, students, retired members. Members in each region elect a representative on CSP Council through their regional network.

They also elect a core team who organises the activity of the regional network. The regional networks organise Forums for all members four times a year, as well as other training and study days. Members can also communicate with other members in their regional network through iCSP and receive a regular regional news bulletin.

English Regional Networks form an important part of the democratic structure of the society. They also enable members to link up with others, learn about new opportunities, catch up on CPD and support each other.

For more on the national and regional operation of the CSP, see the Nations & Regions section of this website.