Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The role of the Directors (who are also Trustees of the charity) is vital in safeguarding the good governance of Mac Keith Press. They provide the overarching control and management of the Press, and ensure that it delivers its charitable aims effectively and efficiently. Members have a wide range of expertise, in publishing, finance and business as well as the charity sector, and work closely with the Managing Director and Editorial Board. The oversight of the scientific quality of the publications of the Press is delegated to the Editorial Board .
The day-to-day management of Mac Keith Press is delegated to the Managing Director, Ann-Marie Halligan (email@example.com).
Dr Harvey Marcovitch – Chair
Harvey Marcovitch was consultant paediatrician at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Oxford. He was editor-in-chief of Archives of Disease in Childhood and an honorary officer (external relations adviser) for the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH). He has held a number of editorial roles, including with the BMJ Publishing Group and RSM Press Ltd. He has completed a term as chairman of the Committee on Publication Ethics, was a board member of the UK Research Integrity Office and director of the Council of Science Editors (US). For the last 11 years he has chaired Fitness to Practice Panels of the General Medical Council (now Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service).
Ms Caroline Black
Caroline Black has substantial experience of working in the publishing industry in a variety of editorial and management roles. She is currently Publishing Director, STM Journal at Cambridge Univeristy Press and was a Senior Publisher at BioMed Central. She was Managing Director of Mac Keith Press from October 2007 to September 2011.
Mr Danny Burke
Danny is an ACMA with many years finance experience in a range of line, advisory and interim management roles in the Public, Not for Profit and Private Sectors. He has significant experience as a financial management consultant with such organisations as PwC and IBM. He also has past experience as a Financial Controller in the Telecoms industry and as a Finance Director with PwC Consulting.
Dr Lucinda Carr (Chair of the Editorial Board)
Dr Lucinda Carr has been a consultant in Paediatric Neurology and Neurodisability at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London since 1997. Her particular clinical and academic interests are in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders and of cerebral palsy.
Bob Eames is a qualified chartered accountant with an engineering background. He has been a member of the Trustee Board of Scope.
Dr Martin Gough
Martin Gough is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and One Small Step Gait Laboratory, Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, with a special interest in the orthopaedic management of children with cerebral palsy.
Dr Karen Horridge
Dr Karen Horridge is a disability paediatrician at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, UK. Karen led on developing the training curriculum for neurodisability in the UK, is past chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability, clinical lead for www.disabilitymatters.org.uk. She is working with the Informatics for Quality Committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and NHS Digital to set up systems to support data capture by clinicians and SNOMED CT coding at the point of care, to make each and every need of all children and young people visible at population level.
Professor Christopher Morris
Chris Morris leads the Peninsula Cerebra Childhood Disability Research Unit (PenCRU). He has 20 years’ experience working as an orthotist and was involved in establishing the Oxford Gait Laboratory. Chris has broad experience with a variety of health services research methods. His methodological interests include measurement issues in child health and disability, qualitative research with children, and the appraisal and use of patient reported outcome measures. He is also interested in methods for involving families of disabled children in research.
Mr Mike Okninski
Mike Okninski is a senior HR and change management specialist. He had extensive experience with PwC as part of its management consultancy where he was responsible for the HR function including recruitment, resource management, and the integration of HR processes and systems. He also acted as a trustee for Changing Faces, the UK’s leading charity for everyone with a scar, mark, or condition on their face or body that makes them look different.
Dr Allen Stevens
Allen Stevens currently holds a senior publishing role with Oxford University Press, and previously was Publishing Director at Wiley-Blackwell.