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 and has since practiced as an Osteopath, Naturopath and Cranial Therapist in London and Hertfordshire. Brian continues to teach, externally examine and is an advisor for degree courses internationally.
Nigel was appointed as a member of the board of governors for the College in 2016 with a particular interest in governance and risk management. He spent his entire career with the Civil Service, working in a number of specialist areas.
Nigel has extensive experience working with the financial services industry, demonstrated by his time with the Financial Services Authority and his secondment to Her Majesty’s Treasury as head of Mutuals policy and legislation. Nigel’s particular area of expertise is in legislative policy and the corporate governance of mutuals.
On retirement from the Civil Service, joined the Board of CS Healthcare in February 2011 and was appointed Vice Chairman in September 2013. Committee membership in 2019: Risk, Compliance and Governance Committee (Chair); Nominations Committee; and Remuneration Committee. He is a long-standing member of the Society.
Key areas of experience: business/commercial management, legislation, IT, education, governance, financial services regulation, risk management, civil/public service.
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.
Bernice is an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist. She trained at the Whittington Hospital where she was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma of Humanistic Psychotherapy and worked in Harley Street for over 15 years. Her special interests were in bereavement, trauma and other life changing events. She also taught counselling at Further Education level.
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’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.