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SCP Executive Team

Executive Team

The Executive Team for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is made up of the heads of each department. They work with Council and the Committees of the organisation to ensure that members are fully represented and  the services offered by the Society are fully tailored to members’ needs. They lead each department in carrying out the day to day work of the Society including promoting podiatry in the health and political sectors and highlighting the importance of good foot health to the general public, trade union activities and other membership services. The College of Podiatry staff also ensure that the College is serviced.  

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Steve Jamieson
Chief Executive

An experienced chief executive and senior health leader, Steve Jamieson joined the organisation as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September 2017. Prior to this Steve was CEO of The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, where he was instrumental in guiding the organisation successfully through a period of change and development resulting in the Hospice receiving an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission.

A nurse by profession and a prominent nursing leader, Steve was Director of Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and was responsible for leading on the RCN's professional nursing agenda, and delivering its mission to represent nurses and nursing, promote excellence in practice and shape health policies. Prior to working at the RCN Steve held senior nursing posts at St Thomas Hospital and Kings College Hospital London.

Steve’s distinguished professional career includes roles as the President of the European Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and working as part of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and World Health Organisation on projects relating to HIV/AIDS. He is a Trustee of Dementia UK and Dementia Adventure Trust and a former vice chair of the Board of Trustees at the Sussex Beacon Hospice in Brighton.

A key player in health and social care policy and practice Steve has made significant changes in the delivery of health policy both nationally and internationally, presented keynote addresses at national and international events and has published widely including book chapters, forewords and articles in respected health care journals.

George Wood
Director of Finance & Corporate Sevices

George is a qualified accountant (member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland).  He is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University with a degree in Accountancy and Computer Science. 

After qualifying as a CA with Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young), he worked for a substantial number of years in the private sector, initially with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and then in a variety of Finance and IT roles with Prudential.  He moved into the “not for profit” sector in 1999 and since then has worked mainly in CFO/FD roles, typically in medium-sized organisations and generally with a brief which extends to support services.

He joined the Society in March 2016.


Paul Chadwick
Clinical Director

An experienced and respected consultant podiatrist, Paul joined the College and Society from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where, as consultant Podiatrist of the Multidisciplinary Foot Care Team (MDFT), he led a team of nine clinical specialists and was departmental professional lead for the staff team of 35. An advocate of an integrated approach to healthcare, he has played a key role in the development of a whole-system approach to diabetic foot care. He continues to maintain a clinical and research role at Salford as an Honorary Consultant Podiatrist.

After first qualifying as a podiatrist from the Northern College of Chiropody in 1990 with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, Paul gained an Honours degree from the University of Brighton in 1992 and a Master’s degree by Research from Manchester University in 2000. Paul has a Fellowship from the College of Podiatry and was awarded the meritorious award in 2014 for services to the profession. Paul was also received a fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Paul completed a PhD in 2012 exploring the social construction of neuropathic pain. 

Paul is on the editorial boards of a number of journals and is associate editor of the Diabetic Foot Journal. Until joining the College of Podiatry he was the Chair of Foot in Diabetes UK. 

Paul an independent prescriber and his clinical interests are tissue viability and neuropathic pain. He has presented nationally and internationally and published widely in many peer reviewed journals.


Liz North
Director of External Affairs

A senior communications and campaigning professional, Liz has worked in the not-for-profit sector for almost 20 years, most recently as interim Director of Media and PR at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and prior to that as Director of Communications and Campaigning at children and young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.  

Liz’s charity experience is drawn from roles at the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), and at ChildLine and Macmillan Cancer Support as Head of Media and PR. She was Communications and Marketing Director at pioneering online youth charity YouthNet prior to joining CLIC Sargent. 

Before moving into the voluntary sector Liz worked in marketing and communications in the film and entertainment worlds, including in-house and at PR Agency Lynne Franks.  

Liz has a strong interest in leadership development and is a member of the Chairs and Facilitators Executive of respected cross-sector leadership organisation the Windsor Leadership Trust, where she regularly facilitates on leadership programmes. Liz is also an alumnus of the Windsor Leadership Emerging Leaders Programme (2009) and Developing Leaders programme (2016).

Liz is a Trustee of Contact a Family, a UK-wide charity for families with disabled children.