Peter Iliff, Chair: “Succession planning is essential for any organisation and as such is something that has been at the forefront of my thoughts as I move into the second year of my tenure as Chair of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO).
“I am delighted to share the news Dr Nicky Eddison will become BAPO’s new vice chair/chair elect with immediate effect. This appointment was fully supported by our Executive Committee.
“I am delighted that Nicky has been appointed to this new role. I will aim to continue for a further two years as Chair and during this period will support Nicky to allow for a smooth transfer and handover in 2024. During that period, I look forward to focussing on the delivery of our new strategic plan and the objectives included within it, so that Nicky will be able to lead and own the process of developing the associations next strategic plan.”
Dr Nicky Eddison, Vice Chair/Chair Elect: “I am delighted to take the position of vice chair/chair elect. It is an honour and a privilege to be able to lead the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO).
“I am grateful to BAPO for the opportunity and to Peter and my colleagues on the Executive Committee for their support. I look forward to working closely with Peter over the next two years to ensure I am fully equipped to continue taking the Association forward.”
Nicky has worked as the orthotics service manager at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust for 15 years. Starting her career with the Trust as a junior orthotist and progressing to become the first Consultant Orthotist in the NHS in 2021. Nicky is also an Associate Professor at Staffordshire University with a portfolio of peer reviewed publications and has presented her research at conferences across the world. Nicky is currently the AHP Lead Researcher at her Trust. Nicky has extensive experience of working with BAPO having previously chaired the Education Committee and Professional Affairs Committee. She is also a member of the Research Committee and the Operations Committee as well as serving as a member of the Executive committee on two separate occasions.
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Dr Nicky Eddison
Vice Chair / Chair Elect