The British Association for Immediate Care has it’s offices in central Ipswich

Tony Kemp MBE MStJ RN RNT MSc MA DipIMC,RCSEd FBASICS FHEA FAcadMEd  joined the Association in February 2020 as it’s Chief Officer.

Tony is a nurse with a background in voluntary pre-hospital care (delivery and teaching) who 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. He has previously served as a trustee of the Association (2001-2019) including being chairman between 2015 and 2019. Tony was elected an inaugural Fellow of the Association in 2021.

Tony lives in Devon with his wife and enjoys being a grandfather to 3 small boys.

Tia Hursey joined the Association in January 2022 as the Membership and Communications Officer.

Tia came to us from a varied background which most recently included working for her father’s waste disposal company where she ran the office as well as assisting in the onsite work. Prior to that she had trained as a beautician and worked initially in retail providing in-shop beauty services. She lives in Suffolk and has joined the Association to provide maternity cover for Nancy.

Jemma Careswell  joined the Association in January 2022 as part of the Courses and Events Team.

Jemma joined us from the NHS where she worked as a health care assistant in the operating theatres at Ipswich Hospital. She has a varied background across care and retail. She lives in Suffolk and is mum to a young daughter. Jemma works part-time for the Association.

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 in 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.

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.