Board Members

There are 14 voting members of the board made up as follows:

  • Four ex-officio directors consisting of the most senior honorary office-holders/representatives of AHPCC, CHCC, NIHCA and SPLG (Scottish  Professional Leadership Group for Spiritual Care); 
  • Four appointed professional directors
  • Four lay members
  • The Chair and Secretary are appointed by the Board. 

The Board may also co-opt up to four non-voting members.

Profiles for board members can be accessed by clicking on individual names.

Current Board Membership

Tony Brookes (Chairperson)

Derek Johnston (Secretary)

Claudia Francis (Treasurer)

Anne Edwards (Registrar) – Please Note: The Registrar is an officer of the board, reports to the Board and is in attendance at Board meetings but does not have voting rights.

Professional Associations (ex Officio Officers)

Jill Thornton  – Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains (AHPCC)

Simon Harrison – College of Healthcare Chaplains (CHCC)

Michael McMillan  – Northern Ireland Healthcare Chaplains’ Association ( NIHCA)

Dawn Allan – Scottish Professional Leadership Group for Spiritual Care (SPLG)

Lay Members

Linda Ross

Lorna Jones

Martin Garrity

Professional Members

Derek Fraser

Paul Nash 


Co-opted (non-voting) Members 

Mark Evans – National Spiritual Care Strategic Advisor Operational Lead Scotland

Andrew Todd – Academic Adviser

Mark Newitt – Chaplaincy Forum Chair

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

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