Board of Governors

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.

Brian Isbell – Company Secretary

Brian has a BSc in Chemistry, PhD in Biophysics, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Having worked in Higher Education for almost 40 years, his management roles have included Campus Coordinator for Biomedical Sciences and Head of the Department of complementary medicine in a university. Almost 30 years ago, he completed a Diploma in Osteopathy at the College of Osteopaths.  Brian continues to run a busy practice, teach, externally examine and is an advisor for degree courses internationally.

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 Grant

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.

Frank Horwitz

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.

Nigel Pulver

Nigel has been a Governor for 2 years. He is a retired Chartered Accountant having qualified in 1980. He set up his own accountancy practice in 1999 which he sold to a local firm in 2014. Nigel was then employed as a consultant until 2017 when he retired.

Nigel’s role on the Board of Governors is to oversee all financial aspects of the College and act as the link between management and the Board.

Roger Rogers

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.

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