The ARTP Council is made up of the senior (elected) officers of ARTP and the 'Independent Directors' who are appointed to oversee corporate governace issues.
The President, as a figurehead, has a support role to the Chair and Board of ARTP and as Head of the Council ensures that decisions made by the Board are safe, legal, financially appropriate and in accordance with charitable legislation. The Council is advisory and has an influence over governance – but the passing of motions, the development of policies and procedures is the duty of the Board lead by the Chair. The Council acts to ratify those decisions provided that they fit in with any governance issues raised.
The President is the highest representative of the Association and should uphold the high status and influence of the Association to all external organisations and bodies. The President acts as a figurehead to promote the ideals, beliefs, values and objectives of ARTP at all possible occasions. They also act as spokesperson for the Association and may represent ARTP at national or international strategic/political or any initiative involving ARTP with other key organisations (e.g. BTS, Academy of Healthcare Science, Royal Colleges, DH Committees, etc).
Martyn Bucknall, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Physiology at St Georges University of London
Dr. Karl Sylvester, Chief Clinical Respiratory Physiologist & National Institute for Healthcare Research Post-Doctoral Fellow at Addenbrooke's Hospital
Ms. Julie Lloyd, Good Hope Hospital
Tracey Fleming, King's College London