Our leadership team

The Executive Officers of APCP (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and EDB officer) have responsibility for the business and financial management of the Association and for ensuring compliance with the APCP Constitution and with CSP procedures and governance.

The Executive Officers meet virtually each fortnight with members of the Administration Team.

Chair- Alan Macdonald


Alan Macdonald

Alan qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Northumbria in 2002.  He completed his core rotations at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead before working for a year in Ghana with a charitable organisation.

Upon returning the the UK, Alan secured a post in the community paediatric team at Sunderland Royal Hospital, where he worked for 7 years.  He then moved on to set up the therapies service for Heel and Toe children's charity.

Alan now works as Head of Children's Physiotherapy for Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. 

Contact: chair@apcp.org.uk

Vice Chair- Anna Hebda-Boon

Anna Hebda-Boon

Anna graduated from the Medical University of Silesia in Poland where she gained a Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2007.  She is currently working at the Royal London Hospital and specialises in Neuromuscular Orthopaedics.

Her special interests are gait analysis and tone management. Anna holds a great passion for Clinical Anatomy and Education. She has been teaching and lecturing in Medical Schools across Poland, in New York and London.  Anna joined the National Committee in 2014 and was previously Education Officer.

Contact: vicechair@apcp.org.uk

Treasurer- Karen Lock

Karen Lock
Karen Lock

Karen trained as a physiotherapist at Cardiff University, graduating in 2005.  She began her career at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a band 5 rotational physiotherapist and obtained her first band 6 paediatric role in 2007 which included both community and acute paediatric physiotherapy.  In 2012 Karen became a Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapist at University Hospitals Southampton and was involved in setting up the specialist PCD service across the South of England.

Karen has been the service lead for paediatric therapy at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the last 5 years.  She has a strong interest in leadership and has been a fellow on the CSP leadership development and the Hampshire 2020 system leadership programmes. 

Contact: treasurer@apcp.org.uk

Equity, Diversity and Belonging Officer- Barry Johnstone

Barry Johnstone
Barry Johnstone

Barry qualified as a physiotherapist from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2003. He began his career in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and obtained his first paediatric post in 2009. Currently, Barry works as a paediatric practice development physiotherapist at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. 

Barry initially joined national committee as the Scotland representative. He has also held the post of journal sub-editor and editor before taking up the role of EDB Officer.

Contact: edb@apcp.org.uk

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