Tony Kemp MBE MStJ RN RNT MSc MA DipIMC,RCSEd FHEA FAcadMEd joined the Association in February 2020 as it’s Chief Officer.
Tony is a nurse and joined us from academia most recently working as a senior lecturer in medical education and advanced practice following a varied career in international marketing, the third sector and the NHS. Throughout he has continued in pre-hospital clinical practice and remains a member of the crowd medical team at Millwall FC. He has previously served as a trustee of the Association (2001-2019) including being chairman between 2015 and 2019.
Tony lives in Kent with his wife and enjoys being a grandfather to 3 small boys.
Nancy Howlett joined the Association in October 2016 as the Membership & Communications Officer.
Nancy has worked in a variety of roles prior to joining the Association including volunteering as a Special Constable. She originally studied fine art and this continues to be an interest to her in her leisure time. With a background in administrative support, personnel & training, support work with the deaf and working in the retail industry she enjoys working in a public facing role supporting our members and the affiated schemes.
Nancy lives in Suffolk with her partner and enjoys playing tennis for her local club.
Tracy Parkinson joined the Association in March 2000 as the Courses and Events Officer.
Tracy is the Association’s longest serving staff member and throughout her time has worked in general administration and course support A familiar face to our students she came to us from a variety of jobs, a by-product of being a military wife, before settling in Ipswich and working as a receptionist in a local hotel.
Tracy lives in Suffolk and enjoys glamping, being with friends and reading.
Derek Eade CPA joined the Association in Autumn 2019 as the Finance and Projects Officer.
Derek originally qualified MRCVS following his parent’s ambition. He worked initially in research (superovulation in pigs) before following his yearning for travel. Initially working as a seasonal travel representative whilst travelling inbetween he found himself in the USA. Here he decided to return to universtity to qualify as a CPA from Cornell before returning to the UK 1n the mid-seventies. He has since worked in finance across different sectors and comes to us with extensive senior management experience.
Derek lives in Suffolk with his wife and enjoys most sports as well as keeping fit.