Board of directors

The Society of Homeopaths’ Board of Directors is made up of six practitioner members and three lay member representatives. The role of the Board is one of governance, setting the strategic direction for the organisation, agreeing and developing plans and procedures necessary to carry out the agreed objectives whilst leaving the management of the organisation to the staff. There is also a Professional Standards sub committee with Director involvement. Democracy is the central pillar of the Society and all individual Registered members are eligible to vote in the election for members to the board. Lay member representation on the board and committee ensures that the Society’s guidelines, policies and procedures are transparent, fair and are in the public interest.  Society Board members also abide by the Directors Code of Conduct and Board Principles documents. At every board meeting of the Society each board member is required to declare any conflicts of interest and every year the Society reviews its governance practices and reserves policy.

To protect the integrity of the organisation’s decision-making process, to enable our stakeholders to have confidence in our integrity, and to protect the integrity and reputation of Society personnel Board members, staff and long term consultants all adhere to our conflicts of interest policy. To find out more: click here

Meeting dates for the Board in 2014 are:

Monday 3 February – London
Monday 31 March – London
Thursday 8 & Friday 9 May Residential – Northampton
Monday 30 June Strategy meeting – London
Thursday 11 September – telecon
Monday 10th November – London

Download our Policy in relation to Observers at Board of Directors Meetings

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Minutes of the Board of Directors Meetings

294th Board meeting minutes click here


Board profiles

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Mike Andrews RSHom

Mike was appointed to the Board in November 2010 and sits on the Professional Standards Committee. Mike has been a member of the Society of Homeopaths since 1987 and has been involved in homeopathic education since 1995.

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John chilver

John Chilver

Lay Board Member Finance

John is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. A qualified accountant and company secretary, most of his career has been spent in the charity and not for profit sector, particularly in international humanitarian and development work. He spent 8 years in…

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Philip Edmonds RSHom

Vice Chair

Phil was elected to the board in April 2009. A native of Blakely, Manchester, Phil attended the local Grammar School before obtaining an HND (Distinction) in Business Studies at Bolton Institute of Technology. The interest in Business Studies followed a fascination with Economics at A level, and a subsequent strong interest in marketing.

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marcus fernandez

Marcus Fernandez RSHom

Marcus has practised and taught homeopathy for nearly 20 years both within charitable organisations and in private practice.

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Kiran Grover

Kiran Grover RSHom

Vice Chair

Kiran comes from a family of homeopaths and has always felt part of the homeopathic world. Her Grandfather and Great Uncle were homeopaths and her mother was trained in homeopathy. Now Kiran uses it on her own family as well as in her clinic in North West London.

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Judith Kiely

Judith Kiely

Lay Board Member

Judith is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales. With more than 30 years’ experience at senior level in strategic and operational Human Resources Management, Judith now operates her own HR consultancy, assisting clients with managing grievance and…

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Robert Pitts

Lay Board Member

Robert has over 20 years’ experience working in the charity sector, supporting clients ranging from The National Trust and NSPCC to regional theatres and alternative healthcare charities, such as Penny Brohn Cancer Care. Robert is passionate about the third sector and its hugely important role in enabling our society to flourish.

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miranda parsons

Miranda Parsons RSHom

Chair

Miranda was elected to the Board in April 2013 and took over the Chair role in April 2014. She has been involved with the work of the Society for many years previously having joined as a student in 1989.

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Francis Treuherz RSHom

Honorary Secretary

Francis was voted on to the Board of Directors at the 2010 Annual General Meeting. Francis has been in private practice since 1984 (and part time in the NHS from 1990-2003). He also spends many hours each week answering calls from patients on a telephone emergency service. Francis has served previous terms as a Board member for 16 years, and as editor of the Society journal, The Homeopath for 10 years.

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