Executive Committee

The role of the Executive Committee (EC) is to promote and manage the business of the BTS. The EC ensures that proper records are kept of appointments of officers, the proceedings of all BTS and EC meetings, and that accurate accounting records are kept. The EC is composed of a group of dedicated professionals who work in academia, industry or government toxicology. Nominations for appointment to the EC are sought from the Nominations Subcommittee, and BTS members are encouraged to express interest in serving.

Executive Committee (EC) Members as from 2024 AGM:

Dr Phil Botham (President)
Professor Tim Gant (Vice President and Chair of the Finance Subcommittee (FSC))
Professor Shirley Price (Honorary General Secretary)
Frances Hill (Honorary Treasurer)
Professor Ian Copple (Chair, Scientific Subcommittee-(SSC))

Members of the Executive Committee:
Professor Brian Lake (Immediate Past President and Chair of the Nominations Subcommittee (NSC))
Professor Neill Liptrott (Vice-Chair, Scientific Subcommittee (SSC) and an observer at the Officers’ meetings)

Ordinary Members:
Rani Ghosh
Dr Ehi-Idahosa-Taylor
Dr Hazem Matar
Dr Bryony Ross
Dr Fiona Sewell
Professor Vicki Stone

Co-opted Members
Chairs of the Subcommittees:
Nevine Amer (Chair of Network for Early-Stage Toxicologists Subcommittee – (NEST))
Dr Ernie Harpur (Chair of the Public Communications Steering Team (PCST))
Dr Helen Nakeeb  (Chair of the Education, Training and Career Development Subcommittee – (ETCD))
Claire Pottle (Acting Chair, Education, Training and Career Development Subcommittee – (ETCD))
Dr David Woolley (Chair of the Communications Subcommittee – (CSC))

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)  Co-ordinator:
Professor Winston Morgan

Adam Sewell
Dr David Mason is co-opted to the Executive Committee to support the Webmaster from April 2024-April 2025.

Editor in Chief, Toxicology Research:
Professor Heather Wallace

Chair of the UK Register of Toxicologists:
Mark Hosford


The EC is responsible for the strategic direction of the BTS and ratifies all decisions advised by the subcommittees.