31 Aug 2022

The BDA has its first new CEO in 19 years.

After 19 years working in senior leadership roles in New Zealand, it’s back home to the UK for new BDA CEO Liz Stockley.

Liz joins the BDA following a period as CEO of General Practice New Zealand, where she raised the profile of organised primary care at a national level to promote health equality and improved population outcomes.

This background in not-for-profit leadership in the health sector made the opportunity to lead the BDA into the next stage of its future so attractive. “I really enjoy the membership organisation space and I enjoy advocating for services that lead to better outcomes, particularly for the most vulnerable populations, so joining the BDA as CEO was a wonderful opportunity.

“I also have absolute respect for the profession of dietetics and the quality of work that is taking place. In New Zealand, there just aren’t very many dietitians, and certainly not very many available in primary care.

“So I understand the impact that a lack of the profession – the lack of the skill – has at a primary care level, and I’m looking forward to advocating for the profession at a political level in the UK, even though it’s already in such a strong position, certainly compared to New Zealand.”