This committee advises council on financial, organisational risk and audit issues affecting the CSP.
Committee Membership 2018-2020
Alex MacKenzie (Chair)
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. Most recently, Alex has spent two years as Chair of the Governance Review Group of the CSP.
Claire is the Physiotherapy Professional Advisor & Allied Health Professions Lead at Harrogate & District NHS foundation Trust. She has a BSc in Physiotherapy and an MSc in Health Sciences with clinical expertise in Neurology & long-term conditions. Claire is the Vice-Chair of Council. She has been a Council member since 2015 and has served on the Industrial Relations Committee. She is the outgoing chair of the Yorkshire & Humber English Regional Network. Her special interests are in Quality Improvement: currently a Platinum level Certified Leader; developing and building resilience in the workforce.
Gail is Associate Director of Commissioning at Waltham Forest CCG. Previous roles include Deputy Director of Operations and Transformation/ Lead Allied Health Professional for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust and she was a Neurological Physiotherapist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She has been a trade union steward and was involved in developing a Members' Engagement Strategy for the CSP. Her particular areas of clinical interest are rehabilitation and end of life care. Gail has experience in the management of finance and risk and as a member of Governing Body committees.
Philip is Team Lead of Out-patient 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 work place 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, 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.
Stuart is the leader of a clinical team of over 200 chartered physiotherapists that provide physiotherapy services to the public and private sectors. He was elected to Council in 2015 and contributed to the development and approval of the new governance model. He was then elected to the new Council in April 2018. His special interests are muscular skeletal physiotherapy and occupational health. Stuart is the founder and owner of the Crystal Palace Physio Group, growing the business from two to 330 staff.
Having qualified as a physiotherapist in 1985, Grahame worked clinically in a range of settings before taking up a teaching post in 1991. Currently he is Head of Division of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Nottingham. An experienced academic both nationally and internationally, he has been actively involved in the representative structures of the CSP since being a student representative, having undertaken diverse roles such as steward, Chair of Council, and Chair of the Allied Health Professions Federation. He has a sound understanding of financial, management and leadership practices.
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.
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 & 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 a MSc in Public Health Policy with the London School of Health and Tropical Medicine.