Rachel joined BIVDA in September 2011; she has a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science but has spent most of her career running small businesses (from seafood to ladies shoes) in one capacity or another. Her last role was as Office Manager for a housing research consultancy where she honed her administrative skills over 7 years. Rachel comes to BIVDA with extensive experience and knowledge of SMEs across the commercial, retail and consultancy sectors. She is innovative and supports Doris-Ann with broad technical knowledge and an understanding of commercial decision-making, and has developed her original role of Office Manager to the senior Operations Manager where member relations and association operations will be her focus.
External Affairs Officer
Ian read Philosophy at Edinburgh University before moving south to work as Political Officer for the Independent Schools Council. There he got into trouble with Ofsted for criticising their inspections, while also securing changes to the Education Act 2012 on behalf of British schools around the world and designing public affairs strategies for high-profile issues such as suing the Charity Commission. Leaving ISC in 2011, he went to work as a researcher in the House of Lords, taking a wider range of issues from the edge of lunacy to the edge of policy.
He has now joined BIVDA and will be working closely with Doris-Ann, devising the public affairs strategy for the British IVD sector.
Administrator and Special Projects Officer
Rebecca originally joined Bivda in 2010 as our administrator, she has now returned to us following the completion of her International Double Masters from UCL and Jagiellonian University in Poland, reading Economy, State and Society.
Rebecca has a broad professional background, as has worked within various NHS departments, as well as for her local Member of Parliament.