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Council is responsible for ensuring that the GOsC fulfils its statutory objectives.

The following information is available in Welsh: Y Cyngor

Council sets the strategic direction for the organisation and oversees the implementation of that strategy. The detailed role of Council is set out in the Governance Handbook.

Council is made up of five lay members and five osteopath members, all appointed by the Privy Council. For further information about the appointment process see the Appointments page.

Council Associates also participate in discussions at the meetings but are excluded from voting on decisions. See information below.

photo of Jo Clift    
Jo Clift (Chair) 
Lay member
   A picture of Harry Barton  A picture of Gillian Edelman
Daniel Bailey
Osteopath member

Harry Barton
Lay member
Gill Edelman
Lay member

 A picture of Sandie Ennis  
Council member Elizabeth Elander
 Caroline Guy
Sandie Ennis
Osteopath member

Elizabeth Elander
Osteopath member

Caroline Guy
Osteopath member

Council member Simeon London
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Simeon London
Osteopath member

Dr Patricia McClure
Lay member

Council Associates 

Council Associates participate in discussions at the meetings of Council and Committees but are excluded from voting on decisions.

The aim of the Council Associates programme is to identify and develop individuals within the osteopathic profession who have the potential to undertake future non-executive positions, whether these be at the GOsC or in other organisations.

Council Associates receive training and support to help them undertake this development opportunity. 

There are currently two Council Associates. We plan to appoint further Council Associates in the future.

Photo of Laura Turner Gabrielle Anderson

Laura Turner
Council Associate

Gabrielle Anderson
Council Associate