The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


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Organisational structure

The CSP provides its services through five discrete functions although cross-organisational working is common for many staff. It has offices in central London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, and a number of home-workers.

Chief Executive’s Office (CEO)

Karen Middleton is the chief executive. The Chief Executive’s Office is responsible for:

  • Governance, including support for the CSP Council
  • Human resources, organisational development & staff training
  • Supporting the Chief Executive, Chair and Vice-Chair.

Employment Relations & Union Services (ERUS)

Claire Sullivan is the Director. The directorate is responsible for:

  • Employment strategy, research, advice and support for members
  • Legal support on employment and professional regulatory issues for members
  • Organising members in their workplaces
  • Negotiating pay, terms and conditions for members
  • Relations with other unions and union federations, such as the Trades Union Congress

Finance, Facilities, Membership & ICT

Stuart De Boos is the Director. The directorate is responsible for:

  • Financial management and reporting for CSP, CSP Charitable Trust,
  • CSP Members’ Benevolent Fund & the CSP Staff Pension Scheme.
  • Regulatory compliance – managing the relationship with HMRC, the Charity Commission and the Certification Officer   
  • Premises management, support and business continuity planning
  • Membership administration
  • ICT services and support.

Practice & Development Directorate (P&D)

Natalie Beswetherick is the director. The directorate is responsible for:

  • The scope of UK physiotherapy practice and professional advice to members
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Standard setting and contributing to workforce and education developments
  • Translation of research, supporting evidence implementation and service evaluation
  • Organising and supporting professional networks, students and associates
  • Contributing to professional developments at European and international levels.

Strategy, Policy & Engagement Directorate (SPED)

Rob Yeldham is the director. The directorate is responsible for:

  • Corporate strategy, planning and performance
  • Promoting physiotherapy to the public and decision makers
  • Workforce, primary care & integration policy across all four UK countries
  • Organising members regionally and managing national member contact and communications
  • Marketing the CSP to potential members and commercial partners.


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