Change in ASPiH management committee
As from 1st November 2017, ASPiH has appointed Jane Nicklin as Operations Manager.
Jane is well known to us having worked on the executive committee for over 4 years, she has done a sterling job in creating a niche for simulation technicians in the UK and obtaining professional registration for technicians with the Science Council - a great achievement. She has also worked extensively in improving the membership division of the organisation. Many of you will know her through engaging in the HEE/ASPiH simulation standards consultation project during 2016 - Jane’s enormous energy and enthusiasm played a large part in the success of that work. She is now working on the adoption phase of the standards and developing the accreditation guidance and documents for the organisation. In her new capacity, Jane will be pivotal in the functioning of the organisation and to be the first point of contact for enquiries. She will be working a minimum of 5 flexible days per month but with additional days as required. Welcome to your new role Jane!
Goodbye to our Chief Executive Officer Andy Anderson
Andy Anderson has been our Chief Executive for the last 4 years and has played a vital role in strengthening and broadening the scope of ASPiH. He has done amazing work building the membership and the executive team of the organisation which has enabled the delivery of key projects such as the simulation standards. The consultation process under his leadership ensured that we had the widest possible stakeholder input into the creation of the standards, ensuring that the final framework was not only relevant to the simulation community but would improve the quality of simulation education throughout the UK. He has been an outstanding ambassador for the organisation and has strengthened relationships with both professional and educational bodies including HEE, the HEA, universities and the Royal Colleges as well as our colleagues in the simulation industry.
Andy will continue to work with ASPiH till the end of 2017 in his current capacity and in the future as a critical friend and a professional associate supporting the mission of simulation education. He will be greatly missed, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.