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Executive Team

Executive Team

The Executive Team for the College of Podiatry is made up of the heads of each department. They work with Council and the Committees of the organisation to ensure that members are fully represented and  the services offered by the College are fully tailored to members’ needs. They lead each department in carrying out the day to day work of the College including promoting podiatry in the health and political sectors and highlighting the importance of good foot health to the general public, trade union activities and other membership services. The College of Podiatry staff also ensure that the College is serviced.  

Steve Jamieson

Steve Jamieson
Chief Executive and General Secretary

An experienced chief executive and senior health leader, Steve Jamieson joined the organisation as Chief Executive and General Secretary in September 2017. Prior to this Steve was CEO of The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, where he was instrumental in guiding the organisation successfully through a period of change and development resulting in the Hospice receiving an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission.

A nurse by profession and a prominent nursing leader, Steve was Director of Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and was responsible for leading on the RCN's professional nursing agenda, and delivering its mission to represent nurses and nursing, promote excellence in practice and shape health policies. Prior to working at the RCN Steve held senior nursing posts at St Thomas Hospital and Kings College Hospital London.

Steve’s distinguished professional career includes roles as the President of the European Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and working as part of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and World Health Organisation on projects relating to HIV/AIDS. He is a Trustee of Dementia UK and Dementia Adventure Trust and a former vice chair of the Board of Trustees at the Sussex Beacon Hospice in Brighton.

A key player in health and social care policy and practice Steve has made significant changes in the delivery of health policy both nationally and internationally, presented keynote addresses at national and international events and has published widely including book chapters, forewords and articles in respected health care journals.

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Mark Sargeant
Director of Finance and Governance

Mark Sargeant joined the College of Podiatry in March 2018 as Director of Finance and Governance. Prior to this he worked for sixteen years at the Royal College of Nursing as part of a strong finance team of thirty. Mark’s role there was head of the Management Accounting / Business Unit where he line managed eight accountants to provide a full accounting service to the organisation including business case development, commercial income viability, maximising member benefits, best value analysis of all services (£77m of expenditure) and finally, financial reporting directly to Executive Team and Council members / committee.  Mark will be transferring these skills into his new role and developing the team and all staff to obtain best value and an improved service to members.

Paul Chadwick

Paul Chadwick
Clinical Director

An experienced and respected consultant podiatrist, Paul joined the College from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where, as consultant Podiatrist of the Multidisciplinary Foot Care Team (MDFT), he led a team of nine clinical specialists and was departmental professional lead for the staff team of 35. An advocate of an integrated approach to healthcare, he has played a key role in the development of a whole-system approach to diabetic foot care. He continues to maintain a clinical and research role at Salford as an Honorary Consultant Podiatrist.

After first qualifying as a podiatrist from the Northern College of Chiropody in 1990 with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, Paul gained an Honours degree from the University of Brighton in 1992 and a Master’s degree by Research from Manchester University in 2000. Paul has a Fellowship from the College of Podiatry and was awarded the meritorious award in 2014 for services to the profession. Paul was also received a fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Paul completed a PhD in 2012 exploring the social construction of neuropathic pain. 

Paul is on the editorial boards of a number of journals and is associate editor of the Diabetic Foot Journal. Until joining the College of Podiatry he was the Chair of Foot in Diabetes UK. 

Paul an independent prescriber and his clinical interests are tissue viability and neuropathic pain. He has presented nationally and internationally and published widely in many peer reviewed journals.

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Claire Angus
Director of Membership Services

Claire Angus joined the organisation in January 2018, as the new Director of Membership Services. Claire will be responsible for leading, developing and implementing the organisation’s membership, trade union and business development strategies. 

An experienced senior membership professional, Claire has worked in the Professional Membership Body sector for nearly 20 years. Most recently Claire was Assistant Director of Development at the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), where she was responsible for leading, developing and implementing the College’s membership, international and fundraising strategies for its 52,000 members. As well as increasing membership recruitment and retention, she also developed and launched a new membership experience strategy to modernise and personalise the way the organisation communicated and engaged with its members.

Before taking up this role, Claire spent 14 years at the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) supporting its 125,000 members worldwide. Her AAT roles included Assistant Director of Global Development, leading new market development with a key focus on the Middle East, and Assistant Director of Education and Training, leading qualification development and student engagement. 

Claire holds an MSc in Psychology and CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.