18th November 2019 | News Archive

Following some very strong applications, we are delighted to welcome four new members to the CNHC Board. Two lay members (‘lay’ in this context means someone who has never completed training or practised in any discipline regulated by CNHC) and two CNHC registrant members.

The two lay members are:

Iain McInnes

Originally a registered nurse, Iain has most recently held the role of Interim Chief Executive of Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust. He has also worked closely with the Care Quality Commission supporting hospitals to improve services for patients. Iain has held a number of executive board level and chief executive roles within the NHS; also working in a non-executive role as a charity board trustee.

Philip Rose-Neil

Philip is the former chairman of the British Acupuncture Council and has served on its board for 6 years. He also holds a qualification in Traditional Acupuncture and has represented the industry globally. Philip brings an in-depth knowledge of governance and regulation within a self-regulatory organisation. He recently implemented changes and restructuring following a full governance review at the British Acupuncture Council.

The two registrant members are:

Earle Abrahamson

Earle is an internationally published author, therapist, psychologist, educator, consultant and teaching fellow. He has worked actively in education and complementary therapies, specialising in sport and exercise massage and rehabilitation. He is Chair of the Massage Training Institute (MTI), Chair of the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT), and programme leader for Sports Therapy at the University of East London.

Sue Spurr

Sue is a Shiatsu practitioner who has been registered with CNHC since 2010, during which time she has also held several governance roles within the field of Shiatsu and education. She has a long-standing interest in different approaches to health and over the past 25 years has contributed to learning materials and research in her various professional roles at the Open University, particularly in the field of public health.

Find out more about all members of the CNHC Board here.