Finance, risk and audit committee

This committee advises council on financial, organisational risk and audit issues affecting the CSP.

Committee membership 2018-various

Alex MacKenzie, chair of council
Alex MacKenzie © Murdo MacLeod

Alex MacKenzie 

Alex is a clinical lead in acute physiotherapy in NHS Grampian. As clinical lead, she is deputy lead for physiotherapy in the acute sector of NHS Grampian. Previously, she worked in acute oncology and haematology, both roles as part of a job share. Alex has been a steward for most of her career and a regional steward for Scotland. She has a keen interest in trade unionism, having chaired both the National Group of Regional Stewards and the CSP Industrial Relations Committee, and has participated in TUC conferences. Alex is also chair of the CSP Council.

James Benson, FRAC member
James Benson

James Benson (chair)

James is a neurological physiotherapist working in a thriving private practice in the Midlands. James offers a comprehensive treatment programme that can include the Bobath technique, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Saeboflex® and hydrotherapy. He is also skilled at assessing all aspects of tone and spasticity and a competent injector of Botox® for limb spasticity. As an active member of the CSP, James was awarded a prestigious CSP Service Excellence Award in 2015. 

Lynne Mann, FRAC member
Lynne Mann

Lynne Mann

Lynne is allied health professions lead for Dumfries and Galloway Community Health and Social Care Partnership. Lynne provides professional leadership for the physiotherapists across community services.  Previously Lynne was an orthopaedic physiotherapy team lead. Lynne is enthusiastic about service and quality improvement, undertaking service improvement roles both nationally and locally. Lynne led national on areas of work including day of care surveys, and criteria-led discharge. Locally, she provided programme and project management to unscheduled care and enhanced recovery. Lynne’s interests include frailty, falls, community rehabilitation and physical activity. Lynne joined the committee in November 2021.

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Philip Hulse

Philip Hulse

Philip is team lead of outpatient therapy at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has been active in CSP membership since he became a CSP workplace steward in 1998 and West Midlands regional steward from 2003-2009. He has been a member of the West Midlands Network since 2003 and was a CSP Council member from 2007-2018. During his time on Council, Philip chaired the finance committee, the communications committee and the membership review working group, and was vice-chair of the industrial relations committee and the National Group of Regional Stewards. Philip was also vice-chair of Council from 2015-2018 – in this role, he represented the CSP in all four countries of the UK and overseas at the EWCPT and ISCP Conferences.

Sarah Jennings, FRAC member
Sarah Jennings

Sarah Jennings

Sarah is deputy head of clinical effectiveness across adult community service for Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. She leads improvement projects across multiple professions working towards the reduction of harms, improved clinical outcomes and a skilled, competent and resilient workforce. Previously, Sarah was a specialist physiotherapist in neurological rehabilitation, particularly within the field of spasticity management, including carrying out botulinum toxin injections and teaching on a master's programme for neurological injection therapy. She was on the CSP student executive committee while training and has been a CSP steward and a member of her local Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) committee.

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Matthew Redford

Matthew Redford

Matthew is an accountant and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians. He works for the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), one of the nine statutory healthcare regulators in the UK, and holds the position of director of registration and resources. He is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the statutory Register of Osteopaths and for the financial strategy which underpins the GOsC business planning process. He has a special interest in ensuring practitioners are fit to practise and that decisions reached through committees are based on clear evidence.

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Tracy Staines

Tracy Staines

Tracy is the head of audit at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, where she leads a team of 23 audit professionals.  She began her career at Deloitte, working in the assurance and advisory practices in London and Sydney. After this, she took up senior audit roles at Santander Bank and in the UK Civil Service. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds the postgraduate Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments diploma. She is currently studying for an MSc in public health policy with the London School of Health and Tropical Medicine.

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