Caroline Bovey - Honourary Chairman
I would encourage anyone who is interested in furthering our profession to get involved in any of the many volunteering opportunities that we have available, all of which support the Association in one way or another.
Who you are and how you got to where you are
I am Caroline Bovey and my job is Lead Public Health Dietitian in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in S.E.Wales. I have an MA in post compulsory education and training and have a specific interest in the context in which education happens for adult learners. This has led to me working in a public health role where the team’s main focus is on building Dietetic capacity in communities. From a very early stage in my career I have also developed a specific interest in staff wellbeing and the impact this has on employment, productivity and quality.
Why you wanted to be on BDA Council
I have been interested in the way that the BDA works since starting my career. I am also passionate about promoting the profession, and joining BDA Council has given me many opportunities to do this. I first became involved because I was a local Trade Union Rep who had expressed an interest in chairing the Wales national employment relations committee. From there I was invited to attend the Wales Board as TU Rep. I later became deputy chair of the Board and over time, the chair of Wales Board – which was my introduction to BDA Council.
Your role on Council
My role is as Honorary Chairman of the Association.
The aims/objectives of your role
BDA Council oversees and ratifies major policy, manages the Association’s finances and represents the total membership, to ensure that the Association is in the best position possible to improve the health of the UK population. As Chairman it is my job to ensure that we meet our strategic aims. The role works closely with the BDA office team and with members whose interests are represented by specialist groups and regional branches.
Being on BDA Council is a really inspiring and interesting place to be! Working with other Council members and learning from them is an added bonus. I would encourage anyone who is interested in furthering our profession to get involved in any of the many volunteering opportunities that we have available, all of which support the Association in one way or another.
You can contact Caroline by email: Chairman@bda.uk.com