NMC welcomes two new Council members

Published on 11 May 2023

We’re pleased to welcome Nadine Pemberton Jn Baptiste and Lindsay Foyster as our two new lay Council members. Nadine and Lindsay took up their roles on 1 May 2023.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to Professor Karen Cox,
Marta Phillips OBE, and Sir Hugh Bayley who completed their terms of office at the end of April.

Sir David Warren, Chair of the Council, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Nadine and Lindsay to the Council. Their knowledge, experience, and leadership will be vital in supporting our work to uphold standards and deliver the safe, effective and kind care that people expect. I know they share our core values of being kind, fair, collaborative and ambitious and will both relish the opportunity to make a significant impact in nursing and midwifery regulation that will benefit the public.”

“I’d also like to say a big thank you to Karen, Marta, and Hugh, for their commitment and valued contributions during their time as members over the past eight years - it’s been a great pleasure having them on the Council.”

Nadine Pemberton Jn Baptiste said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Council and continuing my work in delivering public protection through regulation. I see the role of a Council Member at the NMC as a real opportunity to use my strategic leadership, unique legal and regulatory experience, and my deep respect for and belief in the importance of the professions in our communities, to work collaboratively to promote and uphold the standards in nursing and midwifery.”

Lindsay Foyster said:

“I'm delighted to be joining the Council and look forward to developing my understanding of the nursing and midwifery professions and contributing to the Council delivering on its crucial role in public protection. I'm dedicated to providing public benefit as a Non-Executive Director, building on my career in mental health in the third sector, and I look forward to continuing this at the NMC following my time at Audit Wales.”

Further information

Council member appointments are made by the Privy Council, following an open, competitive selection process.

The Council is the governing body that sets our strategic direction. It’s made up of six professionals on our register and six lay members.

There is currently a vacancy for a registrant member of the Council. An open and competitive selection process will commence in the coming months.

More information about our Council is available on our website.

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