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Naresh Rao

Naresh Rao was recently appointed as a non-practitioner member of the BAcC Governing Board. Naresh has many years’ experience in a wide rage of senior management roles, primarily in central government and most recently with the Environment Agency as head of strategic financial planning and risk. He has held a number of Board positions bringing particular expertise in strategic planning, corporate governance, risk and financial management, as well as environmental and health regulation. Naresh is married to a very experienced practitioner of traditional acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has a long-standing interest in and supports holistic and complementary approaches to managing health and the environment. Naresh has an MBA and currently runs a small business providing strategic and financial planning advice to sole operators and small businesses.

Rob Strange OBE

Rob Strange OBE is an experienced Trustee, NED and Chief Executive, a Chartered Director and Chartered Banker, with considerable experience within the financial and not-for-profit sectors. He was, until 30 April 2013, the CEO of IOSH and has held other Trustee and Non-Executive Director roles as well as serving on five Finance & Audit Committees. He is currently a Trustee of the charities Greensleeves Homes Trust (Vice Chairman from 1 October 2014) and Education for Health (Vice Chairman since 1 March 2017). He is currently the Company Secretary of the British Acupuncture Council but has previously been the organisation’s Lay Treasurer and the interim Chief Executive (twice).

He is now an independent consultant to Boards of Directors, including at present Southalls (Safety Cloud), and an interim CEO, having fulfilled this role recently for both the Association for Project Safety and also the British Acupuncture Council (twice). He was awarded the OBE in 2008 for his services to occupational safety and health advocacy.

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