The BAPEN Board of Trustees comprises Senior Executive Officers and a number of external trustees who have a wealth of experience in Nutrition and the Charity sector. As with any charity, the board has a legal responsibility to ensure good governance with the rules of the charity commission and provides oversight of BAPEN activities.
Dr Trevor Smith (BAPEN President and Trustee)
Trevor is a Consultant Gastroenterologist working in Southampton where he leads a clinical nutrition and regional intestinal failure service. Trevor previously chaired the British Artificial Nutrition Survey (BANS) and is also a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology Small Bowel and Nutrition Committee and the British Intestinal Failure Alliance (BIFA).
Trevor has previously led on data and measurement for BAPEN and has focused on the development of a nutrition ward to board dashboard and exploring national data collection options for measuring performance and quality improvements in nutritional care.
Dianne M Jeffrey CBE DL, Hon D Univ. Hon Doc SHU. (Trustee)
Dianne M Jeffrey is the former chairman of Age UK, the foremost age charity in the UK providing support and information to people in later life, and of Age International which supports older people in the developing world. Dianne chairs the Malnutrition Task Force, the Peak District National Park Advisory Group, and the Derbyshire Armed Forces Covenant. She is a trustee of the Devonshire Educational Trust at Chatsworth.
Dianne was Pro-Chancellor and chairman of the board of the University of Derby from 1999 until 2011, and served on the board of University and Colleges Employers' Association [UCEA], where she also chaired the National Health and Safety Committee in higher education. Dianne served as an NHS Trust chairman for 13 years, and was a founder and chairman of the NHS Confederation from 2000 – 2003. She was chairman of Anchor Trust, providing housing care and support to older people in England, for five years.
In 2008 Dianne became chairman of Digital Outreach Ltd, a community messaging start-up company. She has served on the Heritage Lottery Fund East Midlands regional committee, and on the historic Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Derbyshire.
Dianne served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 2002/3 and is now an appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Derbyshire. Dianne served as Honorary Colonel, Derbyshire Army Cadet Force, [Mercian Regiment] 2003 – 2014.
Dianne, who was educated at Badminton School, Bristol and Sheffield University, was appointed CBE in the Birthday Honours in 2011, and was awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Derby in 2012 and from Sheffield Hallam University in 2014.
Dr Barry Jones (Chair IAC and Trustee)
Barry is the Chair of the BAPEN Independent Advisory Committee, a past chair of the British Artificial Nutrition Survey (BANS), BSG small bowel/nutrition and RCP nutrition committees and past BAPEN HPN coordinator. He is a retired Consultant Gastroenterologist in Dudley, West Midlands, and is the Lead of the PINNT Virtual Nutrition Team.
Phil Lyons MBE (Trustee)
Phil has an extensive background in organisational development and leadership particularly within colleges and strategic partnerships. As well as overseas commissions, he has chaired Employment ∓ Skills Boards, Big Lottery groups, NHS Provision Review and a National Commission Group on Testimony.
Phil has recently retired as CEO of a national charity.
Dr Chris Mountford (BAPEN Treasurer and Trustee)
Chris is a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Newcastle upon Tyne and works at both the Freeman and RVI Hospitals in the city. He is Co-lead of the Intestinal Failure Service, serving a population of over 2.5 million patients across the North East and Cumbria. His other clinical interests include Inflammatory Bowel Disease and he is an accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist.
Chris runs an annual 3 day clinical nutrition course in Newcastle which receives consistently positive feedback from those attending.
Prior to taking up his role as Treasurer, Chris was a member of the BAPEN Medical Committee for the past 3 years, with particular responsibility for supporting the BAPEN trainee group (a group which he was founder member of in 2012).
Roger Phillips (Trustee)
Roger has recently retired after a long career working for several companies in healthcare. For the last 20 years Roger worked for Nutricia, where he was a Vice President and a member of the executive board. His roles have included Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager of Nutricia UK. Over this time, he has worked closely with several BAPEN members on many initiatives.
Dr Daniel Rogers (BAPEN Secretary and Trustee)
Dan is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospitals of Leicester and has a particular interest in patients with intestinal failure. He co-runs the home parenteral nutrition clinic and also runs a multi-disciplinary high output stoma clinic as well as regularly providing specialist nutrition input on the surgical wards. He also champions good nutrition, the posh tea round initiative and homegrown produce.
Dan is the Undergraduate Lead for Gastroenterology at the University of Leicester Medical School and has been steadily increasing the amount of nutritional care that medical students are taught and examined on.