iO Council and Executive

The Council

The Council is responsible for representing the membership’s views and interests and setting the strategic direction and budget for the iO. Our Council is made up of eight members. Six members are practicing osteopaths and two are lay members with specialist skills. More about the current members of the Council can be found below.

Our Council meets four times per year, usually in London, for ordinary Council meetings, during which matters of strategic direction and policy are discussed and agreed.

There is also an Annual General Meeting (AGM) which usually takes place during our annual convention. Osteopathic members of the Council are elected at the AGM on a three year rolling basis, with two stepping down each year. Lay members are co-opted onto the council by the elected council members. The president of the iO is appointed by the Council and their decision is ratified at the AGM. All iO Council members receive a modest honorarium, which covers loss of earnings whilst performing council duties and travel expenses between their homes and their council duties. Any full member of the iO may put themselves forward for election to the council at the AGM, information on how to do this can be found here. Members are welcome to attend and observe council meetings by prior arrangement. Members may also put their questions to the iO Council by contacting the membership team at least five working days prior to the next council meeting.

Robin Lansman


Robin has been in practice since 1988, graduating at the British School of Osteopathy and…
Ben Katz

Vice President

Ben runs a private practice in East London, and has always been interested in treating…
Mia Lederman


Mia Lederman first trained in occupational therapy and subsequently as an osteopath, graduating from the…
Austin Plunkett


Austin graduated with distinction from the BSO in 2011 and subsequently founded the Body Foundation…
Kevin Mageean

Lay Member

Kevin brings a wide range of experience to the Council, including knowledge of direct healthcare…
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Susan Farwell


Susan Farwell qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1981. In 1983, she became a…
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Jonathon Grice


Jonathon Grice graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2011 and opened…

The Executive

The iO Executive body are the administrative task force behind the Institute. Members’ welfare and interests are at the core of everything they do, as well as paving an exciting future for osteopathy. From the IT and Communications department to Member Services and Finance, they are what keep the institute together and functioning.

The iO has offices in Luton, Bedfordshire, but they also represent osteopaths at professional events across the UK. Every year it is the executive body that pull together to run the iO annual convention.

A very friendly team, they welcome the public and members to contact them with any queries; you can get in touch with them here.

Maurice Cheng

Chief Executive

Matthew Rogers

Head of Professional Development

Georgina Leelodharry

Head of Operations

Sarah O’Reilly

Special Projects Manager

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Katie Griffiths

Professional Development Officer

Claire Thompson

Communications Officer

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Euan Wilkinson

Communications Officer

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Sarah North

Policy Officer

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