The Registry Advisory Panel are a largely independent body who serve in a voluntary capacity to hold ACC to account in relation to how they maintain the standards required to hold an accredited register. They are ‘critical friends’ who also support ACC in improving our register processes.
Recruitment to RAP is open to anyone who meets the role specification. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with protected characteristics. If you are interested please contact us at email@example.com.
The RAP Panel are:
|Catherine Clarke, Chair||Catherine is a practising Catholic, attending services at her local church in London. She was born and raised in Ireland, where she attended a convent school run by the Dominican order. She undertakes voluntary work at her local church and has also been involved in delivering the Children’s Liturgy programme there. In her professional life, Catherine practices as a solicitor in the City of London, where she has worked for the past 20+ years. Catherine brings her experience in identifying broader picture issues, strategic decision-making and risk analysis (qualities gained both from her work as a solicitor and, prior to that, as a chartered civil engineer) to her role as Chair of RAP.|
|Heather Churchill||D Psyche (Middx) MTh. (Middx); BA (Hons. Brunel); Registered Member, ACC (Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor); Registered Member, MBACP (Senior Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist). Heather is employed by Waverley Abbey College (CWR) as their Head of Counselling Faculty and Institutional University Link Tutor with Middlesex University. She has many years of experience as a Trainer, Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She is a Registered and Accredited Counsellor/Supervisor with the Association of Christians in Counselling and Linked Professions and a Registered and Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In her private clinical practice, she specialises in counselling adults who have been physically, emotionally and sexually abused in childhood.|
|Richard Needle||A graduate of Bath University, Richard Needle PhD, was chief pharmacist of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust for more than 20 years until his retirement from this role in 2017. He has had considerable experience of leading and working with national groups, including involvement with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He was a contributor to, and author of, a range professional guidance documents, and an author of more than 20 practice and research publications. Since 2008 he has also been an ordained Anglican priest and has permission to officiate in his local diocese.|
|Doreen Rowlands, OBE||Doreen is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (retired). She worked as an occupational therapist with the NHS and MOD for over 40 years and she has many years of experience working in the field of brain injury. During that time she was actively involved in the RCOT specialist section for neurological practice Brain Injury Forum. Doreen and her husband are actively involved in their local church.|
|Fiona Stevenson, MSc, CMgr FCMI||After 30 years working predominantly in international consultancies, Fiona now works across the sectors as a consultant, coach, mentor and facilitator. She spent 2 years working in Japan and shorter periods working in Bangladesh, the US and the Netherlands. She is a Chartered Manager, has a masters in charity management, is an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach and a European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) accredited coach/mentor at Senior Practitioner level. She is an active member of her local church.|
|Timothy Warren||Tim was a solicitor in private practice for 45 years, until his retirement a few years ago. He spent much of his professional life dealing with issues around governance for charities, mostly Christian charities. He has also served as a trustee of a number of charities over the decades and this continues. He and his wife are active members of an Anglican church.|
The notes of the RAP meetings can be found below via the links provided.
Notes of 10 February 2023