iO Council

The Council

The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) Council is responsible for representing the membership’s views and interests and setting the strategic direction and budget for the iO. Our Council is made up of eight members. Six members are practicing osteopaths and two are lay members with specialist skills. More information about the current members of the Council can be found below.

Our Council meets four times per year, usually in London, for ordinary Council meetings, during which matters of strategic direction and policy are discussed and agreed.

There is also an Annual General Meeting (AGM) which usually takes place during our annual Convention. Osteopathic members of the Council are elected at the AGM on a three year rolling basis, with two stepping down each year. Lay members are co-opted onto the Council by the elected council members. The President of the iO is appointed by the Council and their decision is ratified at the AGM.

All iO Council members receive a modest honorarium, which covers loss of earnings whilst performing council duties and travel expenses between their homes and their council duties. Members are welcome to attend and observe council meetings by prior arrangement. Members may also put their questions to the iO Council by contacting the membership team at least five working days prior to the next council meeting.

Susan Farwell

President

Since qualifying from the BSO (now University College of Osteopathy) in 1981, Susan has practiced…
Glynis Fox

Vice President

Glynis qualified from UCO (formally BSO) in 1997. She worked in London after graduating, working…
Daniel Collis

Member

Daniel joins the council as a young recent graduate, who is extremely keen to advance…
Fiona Greer

Member

Fiona qualified from UCO (formally BSO) in 1997 and was the Director of Whole Child…
Danny Orchard

Member

Since graduating thirteen years ago, Daniel has been active in promoting osteopathy both within the…
Austin Plunkett

Member

Austin graduated with distinction from the British School of Osteopathy in 2011 and subsequently founded…
Jo Clift

Lay Council Member

Jo spent over twenty years working as a Civil Servant at the heart of Whitehall,…
Simon Fielding, OBE

Lay Council Member

After graduating as an osteopath, Simon Fielding OBE, DO embarked on a clinical and academic…


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