Chairman’s Awards 2023

AHCS Chair, John Stevens, was delighted to present Chairman’s Awards to this year’s nominees.

Ruth Thomsen:

Ruth is the Scientific Director, NHSE London. Ruth has instigated the Practical Skills in Education and Leadership course, which has been delivered to over 500 healthcare scientists since implementation.

L-R: Janet Monkman, CEO & Registrar, John Stevens, AHCS Chair, Ruth Thomsen, Scientific Director, NHSE London.

Nicki Dill:

From a clinical background and possessing over 28 years’ experience in the UK/International Medical Device Industry, including 23 years’ management experience in Anaesthesia, Respiratory and Critical Care, I have a proven track record of effective engagement with key stakeholders and delivering innovation.

As Managing Director, working in close partnership with the NHS, including the Academic Health Science Networks, as well as with numerous professional bodies and organisations.

Currently running as Chair of the Life Science Industry Registration Council, and as Chair for Barema, the Association for Anaesthetic and Respiratory Device Suppliers, representing this Association on the AAGBI Safety Committee.

L-R: Janet Monkman, CEO & Registrar, John Stevens, AHCS Chair, Nicki Dill, Barema Chair

Anthea Mould:

Anthea Mould is Director of Organisational Development and Learning at the NIHR Clinical Research Network. Spending more than 15 years as a practicing clinical pharmacist  in Hospital, Industry and Community settings before moving into a variety of senior roles predominantly in health and research, Anthea has many years’ experience of senior leadership in healthcare with qualifications from Wales, Durham and Sussex and is a certified Organisation Development Practitioner.

L-R: Janet Monkman, CEO & Registrar, John Stevens, AHCS Chair, Anthea Mould, Organisation and Development and Learning Director, NIHR.

Adrian Carragher:

Adrian Carragher was appointed to the NHS Ayrshire & Arran Board on 18 August 2019 in his capacity as the elected Chair of Area Clinical Forum.

Adrian has been an audiologist for over 30 years and has enjoyed a varied career in both the Scottish NHS and the Hearing Aid Industry.

L-R: Janet Monkman, CEO & Registrar, John Stevens, AHCS Chair, Adrian Carragher, Head of Audiology/ Chair Area Clinical Forum UH AYR

Ian Shackell:

Ian has extensive experience in risk management, regulation, governance and finance, particularly in the insurance industry. He was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has since been Head of Internal Audit at Aviva and has served on various Boards including Amlin Underwriting from 2000 to 2006 and Cardiff Pinnacle (BNP Paribas Group) from 2008 to 2010.

Ian has since provided senior interim management services to many large organisations particularly in risk management, corporate governance and compliance and now acts as a consultant and mentor. Ian is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds a BA from Leeds University.

Ian has served as a Lay rep on the AHCS Registration Council, and latterly the AHCS Regulation Board, for many years and his support and commitment to the regulatory and governance function of the AHCS has been invaluable.

Ian Shackell, Lay representative

Stuart Grasar:

Previous roles include a lecturer at Nottingham College, Trustee of League of Hospital Friends and a Non-Executive Director of the Sherwood Trust.

Stuart has been a lay assessor for AHCS since 2011, providing support and knowledge to this role through numerous equivalence applicants.

Stuart Grasar, Assessor