Governance Structure

Governance structure

The Academy is a company limited by guarantee with Companies' House (company number 5965178) and is registered as a charity with the Charity Commissioners for England (charity registration number 1128988). It is governed by a council of trustees who are also the directors of the company. Members of Council are elected by the members of the Academy, with additional members appointed by Council.

Council comprises 25 members (23 elected, 2 appointed) including the President. honorary officers and chairs of committees and working groups are elected by Council drawn from their number. The honorary officers and Council set the strategic direction of the Academy.

Four standing committees currently advise Council in the areas of professional standards, educational activities, membership and early careers respectively. An Executive Committee (comprising the President, honorary officers, chairs of standing committees, and CEO) is responsible for financial and administrative management of the Academy.

Council regularly establishes working groups and task & finish groups in particular areas, including accreditation, conference planning, international relations, prizes and awards, honorary fellowships, clinic excellence awards, research, policy, dental and veterinary education. 

The Academy staff team is made up of CEO Tony Carlisle and Administrative Officers Jodie Burnett-Wren and Paul Yeboah-Afari. AoME is extremely grateful to Cardiff University for continuing to host the team which is normally based physically within the Centre for Medical Education at Cardiff University Medical School. Since March 2020 team members have been working from home due to the COVID19 pandemic. 

Paul Yeboah-Afari Tony Carlisle Jodie Burnett-Wren
Paul is the longest serving member of the AoME team, starting in 2013. A big part of Paul's role is processing membership applications and he is the main point of contact for our assessors and accredited course providers. He has previously worked for The Victory Service Club, RCOG, Cardiff University and the NHS.  Tony has worked for AoME since 2015. He manages the team and leads on strategy and governance, maintaining our external relations and reporting directly to AoME Council. He has previously held roles at Cardiff University, ACCA and the NSPCC and has run his own business.  Jodie has been with AoME since 2016.  She takes responsibility for financial administration, membership renewals and conference and events organisation. Jodie used to work as a research scientist. She has a PhD in Ecotoxicogenomics, and an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management. 

Memorandum and Articles of Association