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Andy Burman

Chief Executive of the British Dietetic Association

Co-Chair (with BDA Honorary President) of annually convened NNEdPro Senior Advisory Panel


Birmingham, UK

Andy is a Chartered Manager, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Fellow of the Institute of Association Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Having worked in the Civil Service and Local Government sectors he later moved to the General Medical Council, followed by the British Psychological Society, where he led the application to have Psychology become a statutory profession. He was appointed as CEO of The British Dietetic Association in 2003.

His background is in management, especially change management, having been instrumental in establishing new professional bodies, regulators and charities from scratch. He also advises professional associations on change management and good governance. Over the years he has worked closely with many professions across the health and social care sector and currently works with the other allied health professions at a strategic national level to represent their interests to all UK governments.


He also represents both the BDA and Allied Health interests nationally and internationally. He is a Director and a Trustee of Nutrition and Diet Resources UK which produces high quality patient focused information on diet and nutrition. He is a founding Trustee of the European Foundation for Dietetics and Nutrition and a Director of the International Food and Nutrition Trust CIC. His other roles include being a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster on ethics and professional regulation in sports nutrition. His other passion also includes professional regulation and he sits as a lay member on the investigatory or disciplinary committees of several other professions. He has also travels internationally to speak about good governance and leadership within the professional and membership association sector.

Andy Burman