About the Governing Board

The Governing Board (GB) of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is made up of five practitioner directors (including the chair) and four non-practitioner directors.

The role of the GB is to ensure that the BAcC meets its responsibilities to:

  • promote the benefits of traditional acupuncture as a valid system of healthcare
  • safeguard the public
  • promote BAcC members’ interests
  • uphold benchmark standards of education and practice

The wider function of the GB is to:

  • ensure that the BAcC continues to flourish and aspire to ‘a world in which traditional acupuncture is accepted as a valid healthcare choice’
  • set strategy and policy, in consultation with and advised by members, committees, the chief executive, and others, as appropriate
  • oversee implementation of strategy and effective/efficient management of the BAcC through the chief executive and committees
  • ensure compliance with the company’s objects, its governing documents and all relevant legislation and regulation
  • ensure prudence in respect of managing the company’s assets

Governing Board members

Listed below are the Practitioner Directors, Non-Practitioner Directors and Non-Voting Attendees at Governing Board meetings:

The BAcC strategy for 2021-26

The strategy document sets out our vision, mission, values and key aims and objectives over the next five years and high-level measures of success.

Annual Review 2022

Read the highlights and reports of 2022 from the Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer and Chair of the British Acupuncture Council.

Sarah Major

Practitioner Director

Lianne Aquilina

Practitioner Director

Alan Longcroft

Practitioner Director

Susan Evans

Practitioner Director

Mark Stobbs

Non-Practitioner Director

Julie Stone

Non-Practitioner Director

Joseph Ogbonna FRSA

Non-Practitioner Director

Kalwant Grewal

Treasurer - Non-Voting Attendee