Governance / Board of Trustees
NDR-UK is a company limited by guarantee, which is registered in Scotland as a charity. The organisation is governed by a Board of Non-Executive Directors, who also act as Trustees for the charity.
The Board is responsible for the strategic direction of the charity and meets four times a year to ensure that the policies and procedures in place are delivered to maintain appropriate management of the organisation and its finances.
The Trustees are:
Morag McKellar - Chair
AHP Manager for Children's Services and Public Health Nutritionist, NHS Forth Valley
Morag MacKellar is registered both as a Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist and has substantial experience of working in the public sector over many years. She has been recognised both locally and nationally for her work on nutrition strategy and related public health policies including her work for the Scottish Government and has sat on a number of key working parties. She has worked extensively in partnership with other organisations including communities and the third sector. Currently she has a portfolio of responsibility for all the AHPs working with children in NHS Forth Valley. She also has a special interest in professionalism and regulation.
Morag was elected a Fellow of the British Dietetic Association in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to the development of the dietetic profession, having been the first General Secretary following the establishment of the dietetic Independent Trade Union and subsequently Chairman of both the BDA and the statutory Regulatory Body for dietitians.
Andy Burman - Treasurer
Chief Executive, British Dietetic Association
Andy Burman has been involved with NDR-UK as a Director and Trustee since its formation. He has been Chief Executive of The British Dietetic Association for over 12 years and has worked in the Health and Social Care professional association sector for over 20 years. His role is both national and international, working with international and sister associations across the world. Andy has several lay appointments in the association and health sectors and is also a Governance expert, speaking internationally on strategy and development.
Senior Lecturer/Clinical Dietitian, University of Ulster
Pauline has over 25 years of clinical and academic experience in dietetics. As a clinical dietitian she worked in the area of nutritional support for surgical and oncology patients in a large teaching hospital. Her main teaching disciplines in the University of Ulster are in Professional Practice for dietetic students and dietetic practice educators. She is also involved in a number of inter-professional learning pilots in both academic and practice settings. Pauline is her Professional Body’s European and alternate International representative. She is a member of the Professional Practice Committee of European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians. She also is Key Contact for University of Ulster in “Dietitians Improving the Education and Training Standards (DIETS) project” and is a member of Work package 8 – Exploitation. Pauline is the current Chair and co-founder of the Commonwealth Dietitians and Nutritionists Association. Pauline is a partner with the Health and Care Professions Council, the statutory regulator for Allied Health Professions in the UK, and was a previous Honorary Chairman of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). She was elected to Fellowship of the BDA for her professional achievements in 2010.
Director of Nutrition & Dietetics, Kings College Hospital
Jan became a Director and Trustee of NDR-UK in August 2015. She is currently Director of Nutrition and Dietetics at Kings College Hospital. Prior to that Jan worked at the Royal Free London in a number of roles which included public health and dietetics. Her clinical area of expertise is Nephrology and she spent four years chairing the Renal Nutrition Group of the British Dietetic Association. She has also worked with Kidney Research UK and recently stepped down from the board of the Journal of Renal Nursing.
Dr Amanda Smith
Coach & Mentor, Amanda Smith Coaching & Mentoring
Amanda worked as a board level NHS executive director until 2016. She is now establishing an independent practice as executive coach and mentor. Amanda’s professional background is as a Speech and Language Therapist, with a clinical practice of over 25 years, during which time she specialised in children’s speech and language difficulties and the impact on this on their learning and education. Amanda has held NHS positions in both England and Wales, moving from Bristol in 2008 to take up a Head of Speech and Language Therapy post in Wales, following which she soon took up Head of Therapies. She was appointed two years later in 2010 as Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science for Powys Teaching Health Board. Amanda’s contribution to the National NHS Wales agenda includes Chair of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Liaison Group for Wales and as co-Chair of the Allied Health Professionals Career Framework Group. Amanda was awarded a NICE Fellowship in April 2013 and was appointed in 2015 as a standing member of the NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee. Amanda is also a Director/Trustee of Age UK Malvern and District.
Major Partnerships Manager (Scotland), Voluntary Service Overseas
Pamela has worked in senior leadership roles in both strategic and operational roles in non-executive and executive positions. She has worked in a number of sectors spanning housing, economic development and international development, including working as a business adviser. Working for Scottish Enterprise she provided support to businesses in financial services, energy, life sciences, food and drink and tourism. Internationally, she has mentored a number of social enterprises to improve their productivity, social impact and financial sustainability.
Pamela currently works for Voluntary Services Overseas as their Partnerships Manager in Scotland and is also vice chair of the Court of Edinburgh Napier University and a Trustee of LAR Housing Trust.