The Association of Anaesthetists welcomes new Chief Executive Officer Nicky de Beer
23 May 2022
The Association’s new Chief Executive Officer, Nicky de Beer starts today, 23 May. She joins us from the British Society for Rheumatology where she was the Director of Operations & Deputy CEO. With a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit, public, and membership sectors, her career has focused on organisational development, service improvement, and operational transformation.
Nicky said, “I am delighted to join the Association at this important time in its history, and very grateful to Gemma Campbell and the entire senior management team who have held the fort so successfully for so long. I am excited to start working with the Board and Association staff to execute on our long term strategy. We will put members at the heart of everything we do, and provide them with the support they need as they confront the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and navigate its persistent challenges.
We will deliver sustainable growth and future-proof the Association by providing services, education, and events that meet our member’s needs, mindful of the variety of pressures under which they and the specialty operate. We will further develop our advocacy, campaigns, and policy work to raise our profile, ensuring our voice is heard and our influence is felt wherever decisions about the specialty are made.
To underpin all of this, we will continue to develop an exceptional team; one that is greater than the sum of its parts. We will create a supportive, inclusive culture where we are seen as the employer of choice in our sector.”
Dr Mike Nathanson, President of the Association said, “We are delighted to welcome Nicky to the Association. She brings huge experience from another healthcare membership organisation and from other charities. With her strong emphasis on people (our staff and our members) and their needs I know we are in great hands. Anaesthesia has gone through a very difficult 26 months, and the future looks difficult too. More than ever we need an organisation that supports its members and helps us to do our work as we train, learn, and practice our craft. Nicky’s vision and enthusiasm will be a fantastic asset. I too would like to thank the staff team, led superbly by Gemma Campbell, for all their work during the pandemic. I know that they join me and the Board in welcoming Nicky."