Lay Trustees


We have a small team of Faculty staff, and we are supported by our Committees, Council, and our Board of Trustees, this is made up of both elected members (Office Bearers) and lay representatives. The broad skill mix, and diversity of experience supports our organisational aims. Our lay trustees are:

Helen Anderson MA Chartered Marketer FCIM Chart.PR MCIPR MCIMSPA

Helen Anderson currently leads the Global Marketing and Communications team at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a membership and awarding body for over 45,000 Wealth Managers, Asset Managers, Investment Managers and Financial Planners around the world. Previous to that she was Director of Communications and Events at the US Chamber of Commerce in London looking after the interests of business across the transatlantic corridor working with the US Embassy and Ambassador in London and the UK House of Lords; from 2009-2015 she led the Marketing and Communications function for the City of London Corporation’s 14 Open Space Trusts, which included a rebrand of some iconic sites around London such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath. Before that Helen was Head of Events and Communications for the Association of Town and City Centre Management and an Event Manager at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Helen is a Level 4 qualified Personal Trainer, a Studio, Aqua and Boxercise Instructor and a member of the Chartered Institute of the Management Sport and Physical Activity. She has a Masters in Leadership and Management, is a Chartered Fellow and on the Ethics Committee of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, is a Chartered PR Practitioner and Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, on the Advisory Panel for GamCare, a volunteer for the Re-engage charity in the UK and she is Chair of a School Governing Body for the Osborne Cooperative Trust.

Stephanie Richardson

Stephanie Richardson is a highly experienced membership association professional, having worked in the sector for nearly 20 years.  Stephanie was previously at the Institute of Physics, the professional body and learned society for the physical sciences, where she held various senior roles with responsibility for all aspects of membership recruitment and retention, professional development, CPD, Chartered status and disciplinary processes.  Stephanie now runs her own consultancy business, working with professional bodies covering areas as varied as HR, Brewing & Distilling, Engineering & Economics, on projects including digital transformation and organisational strategy development as well as governance risk & compliance, membership development and research, membership value and membership structures.  She also has significant experiences of working with member led projects and member working parties. Stephanie is a Trustee of VTCT, an educational charity and awarding organisation, a lay member of the Veterinary Nurses Council and a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

Andrew Mackenzie

Associate Director of Strategy & External Relations, The Physiological Society

Twitter: @awmackenzie

Tom Wright CBE

Tom Wright CBE has 20 years’ experience as a non-executive director within the health and social care sector most recently as the Senior Independent Director of NICE. He also chaired the Richmond Group of leading health charities with a focus on prevention and the role of exercise. He has extensive experience leading disability and social care charities with expertise in integrated healthcare and is currently Chief Executive of Guide Dogs for the Blind. He worked on the NHS Mental Health task force, and as a non executive director of an NHS Foundation Trust. Tom received a Benefactors Award from Edinburgh University as the Chief Executive of Age UK supporting the Disconnected Mind project to discover what we can do to protect our cognitive health in later life including the findings that physical activity is good for thinking skills. He is keen advocate in the role of sport and exercise medicine and the importance of physical exercise in promoting wellness and wellbeing, and is a keen marathon runner himself.