Caroline Weber (Chair)
Caroline is a 3rd generation Osteopath, she studied at the BSO (UCO) and qualified in 1989. Following her graduation, she set up her private practice in North West London, where she still practices to this day. In the early 1990s she also taught at the College of Osteopaths as a clinic tutor. Her involvement with the clinic also expanded as she took on the role of Vice Principal of clinical education and was involved in establishing satellite clinics for the College. She sat on the investigative committee of the GOsC and was also involved with setting up a NHS clinic in Haringey.
As Chair her role is to provide leadership to the College and develop its strategic direction together with other governors and with the support of the senior management team.
Michael qualified as an accountant in 1991 and was made a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1996. He started his own business in 1997 and has seen his client base grow to over 1,500 clients.
Together with his team he assists individuals, sole traders, partnerships and companies with strategic business advice, accountancy matters and all aspects of taxation, and is registered with the ACCA for the provision of accountancy and audit services.
Michael primarily specializes in helping medical practitioners, such as osteopaths, podiatrists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and similar professionals, but he and his team also deal with a diverse range of sectors, including IT & business consultants, photographers, landlords and property managers, journalists, and those involved in music, film and TV.
Michael also lectures at numerous colleges to final year students, helping to prepare them for the real world and has been a guest speaker at annual conferences of osteopaths, chiropractors and podiatrists
Pascale Fanning-Tichborne (she/her)
Pascale has joined as a Governor in 2021. She is currently a Strategic Research Facilitator at University College London (UCL) as her paid job, in the Life and Medical Sciences faculties, supporting researchers and clinician scientists with research funding applications.
She has amassed wealth of professional services experience in Higher Education across three institutions (including two Russell Group universities) since 2005. At UCL she is on the Academic Board, the body that advises the UCL Council on all academic matters and questions affecting the educational policy of UCL and also co-leads a Community of Practice for research support staff across the college. In a previous role at the University of Sussex, she was responsible for postgraduate research degrees management and administration, sitting on the research degrees committees and exam boards for Professional Doctoral degrees in Education and Social Work and PhD Programmes.
Key areas of experience: Degree management and administration, Higher Education policy and strategy, fundraising and grant funding, student wellbeing and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Paul is a Governor at the College. He is a Solicitor who specialises in health and medical law. He has a law degree from London University and a Master’s degree in Medical Ethics from Keele. He is also a part time County Court Judge. He qualified as an osteopath in 1987 from the College and came on the register of the General Osteopathic Council in 2000. He has practised as a solicitor from 1973 and an osteopath part time from 1987 but stopped a few years ago so his status is non practising osteopath. He comes from a line of osteopaths to include his father, his sister, his niece and his son. He has been associated with the College since his osteopathic graduation.
Chloe is a practising Osteopath with 15 years’ experience, working initially as an Associate in local clinics before establishing her own therapeutic practice in Hertfordshire. Before qualifying as an Osteopath in 2008, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of Chronic Pain Management. She took the Mixed Mode (part time) training at the BSO (UCO) in order to continue working and start a family and has continued to enjoy part time post graduate courses including the Paediatric Training at the OCC and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy course at CTET. Chloe has a specialist interest in working with Children and families and has held a Safeguarding role within a children’s organisation. Alongside Osteopathy, over the past 10 years Chloe has held several volunteer roles, particularly in community-based projects for social change
Frank is former Pro-Vice Chancellor/Director of the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University in the UK. He has a PhD specialising in International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations.
Frank has 30 years’ experience in higher education in senior management and academic roles. Frank has lived and worked in four countries – the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore and South Africa, and has been a Dean of two Financial Times (FT) ranked global 100 business schools in two countries.
He has published over 140 journal articles and book chapters and has co-authored five books. He is a member of editorial boards of several leading international journals in his field.
Frank’s key areas of experience include: management of academic institutions, human resource management & employment relations and research.
Martin has a PhD obtained at University of London/Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS). His 10 years working in the NHS was followed by 30 years in teaching in Further and Higher Education both in UK and overseas; his last post was Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Westminster. Health-related, overseas work included two years teaching in Hong Kong and course development and external examining in Brunei, The Gambia, Rwanda and Ghana.
Key areas of expertise include liaison with NHS employers and professional bodies, chairing of U/G and P/G course validations, BSc and MSc curriculum development and the teaching, support and project supervision of part-time HE students.
Roger’s career in business has spanned spanned over 40 years. He started as a trainee with Vidal Sassoon in 1964 and became a director of the European company in the 1970s. With two other colleagues he successfully completed the first management buyouts in the U.K. of the European salons and schools and then in 1983 the North American group. His experience in running business and training schools are key skills he brings to the College of Osteopaths. Roger continues to contribute as a Trustee and Director to the hairdressing profession. Roger brings his experience of the National and International business world to the Board of Governors.