The board of trustees are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of ION and upholding its value and ethos.
BA Hons, DipION, mBANT
An ION graduate herself, Jackie is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and runs the WellWellWell nutrition clinic in London. Jackie’s clinical work has inspired her to write Va Va Voom: the 10-Day Energy Diet (Headline 2017) and The Right Bite: Smart Food Choices for Eating on the Go (Nourish 2016). Her nutritional advice features regularly in the national press and on a range of well-being websites. An accomplished speaker, Jackie hosts regular talks and wellness workshops, as well as appearing as a guest expert at health events and conferences.
Prior to qualifying as a nutritional therapist, Jackie spent over 20 years in the field of international sales, marketing and brand management. She spent a considerable part of her career in France, initially working for Oxford University Press, promoting and marketing English Language Teaching (ELT) materials, before moving to BBC Worldwide Paris, selling TV and film rights. She also managed the ancillary rights for BBC Children’s brands across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.
On her return to the UK, Jackie joined Chorion PLC as Director of Sales and Marketing, where she recruited and managed an international sales team to launch TV, film and publishing brands to a global audience. While training as a nutritional therapist, Jackie worked part-time for the Environment Agency in the Commercial Development team, developing and implementing a commercial strategy for the Environment Agency brand. For several years, she was a part-time lecturer and examiner at the London College of International Business Studies.
Jackie joined the ION Board of Trustees in March 2011, and was elected Chair in January 2012.
BA, MA (Cantab)
Rachel is a former Business Strategy Consultant with Bain & Company, working both from London and from San Francisco, in a variety of business sectors from Food Retailing, Venture Capital to Utilities. She has also been involved in the charitable sector for 20 years in various voluntary roles, originally for CHASE hospice care for children, which, following a successful merger, is now Shooting Star CHASE. She was involved with fundraising throughout and became Lead Trustee for Marketing and Fundraising. During her period as a Trustee, Rachel was appointed a Director and then Chairman of a joint venture Lottery Company to raise funds for the charity. She also set up and ran a successful restaurant in Central London for 11 years, which was sold in 2014.
Rachel’s first degree was in medicine specializing in Pathology. Although she did not go on to practice as a doctor, she has always been interested by food and later nutrition and is now currently studying for an MSc in Personalised Nutrition, as well as a Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) completed in 2018.
Rachel joined the ION Board as Trustee and Vice Chairman in July 2016.
BA (Hons), FCMA
Anita is an Accountant with over 20 years experience working primarily within the media industry. She started her career at Channel 4 while it was still in its infancy and left BBC Worldwide 8 years ago to pursue a lifelong ambition to paint.
During her time at BBC Worldwide, Anita worked within the finance function for 10 years before making the successful transition to general management becoming Commercial Director of Europe, Middle East, India & Africa. She managed a large team responsible for exploiting the commercial potential of cross media product produced both in house and by Independents.
As well as painting and providing local accounting services, Anita is a regular coach and mentor in her neighbourhood schools & colleges.
Anita joined the ION Board of Trustees in February 2014.
Cert Ed, BSc, BA, DipION, MA Health Education
Dian is the Director of The Endometriosis and Fertility Clinic and author of the book "Endometriosis: a key to Healing and Fertility through Nutrition" published by Thorsons. She has lectured worldwide to health professionals and the public about the role of sound nutrition in the treatment of endometriosis and infertility. Dian is a Member of BANT (British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy); CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council); Member of the Royal Society of Medicine; Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Chairs their Nutrition Special Interest Group; Member of ESHRE (European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology); A Trustee of Endometriosis SHE Trust UK, the leading Charity working with Integrated Functional Medicine, encouraging hospitals to work towards the ESHRE guidelines for the specialist treatment of endometriosis, and is a Trsutee of ION. She authored the ION Home Study Course.
Dian has spent her life teaching nutrition and researching the various aspects of endometriosis and the effects of nutrition on fertility and has presented research at world conferences.
Dian joined the ION Board of Trustees in 1999.
BA (Hons), DipCG, DipHR Management
Sue spent 18 years at the BBC in the HR function, starting as a trainee and leaving in 2008 as Head of HR for Production. She has extensive experience of working with senior managers and advising on the change processes for setting up new areas and reducing existing ones, as well as the effective management of large departments. She worked across many areas of the BBC from News to World Service to Post Production, working mostly with creative staff. Prior to this she worked in the Essex Careers Service which provided support for school leavers as an Adviser, Service Manager and latterly as the County Trainer.
Currently she is working in tourism having set up her own company ‘It’s Your London’ which designs and organises tailor made tours of London for small private groups. She is also involved in charity work, abroad and in the UK. This includes building schools in the rural areas across a wide variety of countries in Africa and volunteering at Citizens Advice in Westminster.
Sue joined the ION Board of Trustees in January 2012 to bring external expertise in the field of HR and an interest in the field of nutrition.
Senior management Academic faculty Clinic Guest speakers