The functions of the BSE are overseen by the Council which is lead by the President and the Officers (such as the Secretary and Treasurer). Council consists of elected members and co-opted members as well as representatives of professional groups such as the British Junior Cardiologists’ Association and organisations for example the British Heart Foundation.

Elected members

Elected members of council are chosen by the entire membership by ballot conducted each year online. The results are announced at the AGM.  Each elected member serves for three years, after which they can seek re-election for a further term. The maximum number of consecutive terms on council is two.

Co-opted members

Co-opted members are selected by council at the meeting in the autumn immediately prior to the AGM. Each Co-opted member serves for 1 year which can be renewed by council. Co-opted members do not have the right to vote unless otherwise specified.

The President and Vice President

The president and vice president are elected by a ballot of council members.

Elected members

  • Mr Keith Pearce, President
  • Mr Tom Ingram, Vice President and Chair of Clinical Standards
  • Dr Claire Colebourn, President Elect and Chair of Accreditation
  • Dr Sitali Mushemi-Blake, Honorary Treasurer
  • Mrs Jude Skipper, Honorary Secretary
  • Ms Stephanie Baker, Chair of Departmental Accreditation
  • Ms Kelly Victor, Chair of Communications
  • Dr Martin Stout, Vice Chair of Education
  • Mr Shaun Robinson, National School for Healthcare Science and Academy for Healthcare Science Representative
  • Dr Anita MacNab
  • Ms Cheryl Oxley, Regional Representative Lead

Co-opted members

  • Dr Sandeep Hothi
  • Dr Rakhee Hindocha
  • Dr Dan Augustine


Society representatives

  • Dr Andrew Potter, GP Representative, Patient Engagement Lead and ECHO Lead
  • Dr Brian Campbell, Society for Cardiological Science and Technology Representative
  • Dr Mahesh Prabhu, Association for Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care Representative
  • Mrs Claire Ward-Jones, Industry Representative
  • Professor Mark Monaghan, Specialist Advisor
  • Mrs Jane Allen, Specialist Advisor
  • Professor Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Editor-in-Chief, Echo Research & Practice
  • Dr Rebecca Chamley, British Junior Cardiologists' Association Representative
  • Ms Cathy West, American Society of Echocardiography and International Representative