New CEO announcement 2024

The British Acupuncture Council is delighted to announce that its next Chief Executive will be Alex Jacobs MBAcC MRCHM. Alex is currently Chief Executive of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM). He will be stepping down from this role to take up his position in BAcC in June 2024.  

Alex is also a former president of the RCHM. He works as a practitioner in West Hampstead where he practises acupuncture, herbal medicine and tuina, and is an acupuncture clinical supervisor at City College of Acupuncture.

A member of the BAcC for over 12 years, he has collaborated with the organisation in many ways, most notably as the lead author of the COVID-19 Back to Work Guidelines, and more recently helping organise the joint BAcC RCHM conference, to take place in June this year. Alex has a passion for East Asian culture, is fluent in Mandarin and teaches taiji and Chinese dietary therapy in his spare time.

Alex will be attending the BAcC spring Town Hall meeting in May if members would like a chance to meet him before he starts.

Interim CEO
Samantha Peters has formally stepped down as a Lay Director on the Governing Board to act as interim chief executive for a short period until Alex starts in June. Samantha has some 20 years’ experience in the health sector. Her areas of interest include health policy, professional regulation, compassionate care and wellbeing at work. She has held roles representing both professional and patient interests.

Updates from the BAcC staff team
Adam Lambe has recently joined the membership team as membership officer to support our senior membership officer and membership manager. Look out for an intro from Adam in enews!
We also extend a warm welcome to Krishma Karavadra who joined us in March as our new office administrator whilst Shadda Draey is on maternity leave. For contact details of all staff members please visit our meet the staff team page.

Thank you to Jennifer Norton
The Governing Board and BAcC staff wanted to take a moment to express their thanks for Jennifer’s commitment and leadership during the last four years, and for her hard work steering the organisation through the pandemic. We wish Jennifer the very best in her new role as CEO of the British Psychoanalytic Society.

The Governing Board look forward to welcoming all members to our spring Town Hall in Wednesday 15 May. Register for the BAcC spring Town Hall here.

BAcC staff
April 2024