Our people

Gary Fereday

Gary  Fereday

Chief Executive 

Working closely with Council, Gary provides leadership to the organisation, ensuring we deliver our strategic and operational objectives. 

Dr Abimbola Badiora

Dr Abimbola Badiora

Finance Manager

Abimbola manages our finances and ensures compliance with statutory and financial reporting requirements.

Alex McDonald

Alex McDonald

Communications and Professional Development Manager

Alex manages our communications function and develops our extensive CPD programme.

Federica Tomasi

Federica  Tomasi

Administrative Officer

Federica manages our email and phone enquiries and provides administrative support across membership, events and operations.

Kate Peel

Kate Peel

Operations Manager

Kate manages our day-to-day operations and helps ensure we respond to our members and use members’ fees efficiently.

Kat Starczewskl

Kat Starczewskl

Senior Digital Comms Officer

Kat manages the marketing and communications including the website, social media and monthly Bulletin.

Louise Nazir

Louise Nazir

Membership Support Coordinator (interim)

Louise manages our membership function.

Louise Smart

Louise Smart

Professional Advisor

Louise provides professional advice for our members, supports the development of our guidelines and clinical input at a strategic level.

Dr Sue Holttum

Dr Sue Holttum

Research Officer

Sue provides support and advice to our members on research and the evidence base for art therapy.

We make every effort to respond to your enquiries promptly. However, many of our team work part-time, and some only one day a week. We thank you for your patience if you don’t receive an immediate response.