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 of six includes four Registered Dietitians from the four countries of the UK. 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.

Pauline Douglas

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.

Judyth Jenkins MBE

Head of Service, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Judyth Jenkins MBE has been a director of NDR-UK since 2011. As Head of Service at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board she manages a large integrated Nutrition and Dietetic Service covering Public Health services and the prevention agenda through to complex specialist Tertiary services in Wales. Judyth is currently vice chair of Welsh Therapies Advisory Committee in Welsh Government and is due to take the post of Chair in 2016. Judyth was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to People's Health and Well-being in Wales.

Jan Flint

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. She had a busy private practice alongside her NHS work, studied for a PhD in Education, lectured at higher education institutes and schools and provided supervision and mentoring for teachers studying at Masters level.

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. During her time in this role she held additional executive director responsibilities, such as workforce and organisational development, quality and safety and corporate governance. 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.