LSI Registration Council

The operation and governance of the LSI’s Register is overseen by the LSI Registration Council.

The core objective of the Council is to protect the public by mitigating the risks posed to service users/ the public by the Healthcare Science workforce that is not regulated by statute.

These risks arise because of the highly specialised, scientific nature of diagnosis, investigations and treatment provided by the Healthcare Science workforce and because of the potential impact on the health and wellbeing of service users if diagnoses, investigations and treatment provided by the Healthcare Science workforce are not of the highest possible standard.

The detailed operation of the Regulation Council is set out in its Terms of Reference


LSI Registration Council Members


Andrew Davies is Market Access Director at the ABHI. His responsibility is to ensure that reimbursement, evaluation and adoption mechanisms are aligned and optimized to support access for medical technologies. This entails creating an on-going dialogue between industry and policy makers to ensure efficient and effective diffusion structures, processes and methodologies are created and maintained.

Andrew also leads on Ethics and Compliance for ABHI with responsibility for the Code of Business Practice as well as broader issues such as Human Rights.
Andrew has worked in the Medical Technology sector for over 20 years experience in the medical devices industry having worked within MedTech divisions of household names such as Thorn EMI, Philips and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He has held roles covering UK and international marketing, market access and business development across both capital and consumable equipment.

He has a degree in Applied Physics and a post graduate diploma in marketing.


From a clinical background and possessing over 28 years’ experience in the UK/International Medical Device Industry, including 23 years’ management experience in Anaesthesia, Respiratory and Critical Care, I have a proven track record of effective engagement with key stakeholders and delivering innovation.
As Managing Director, I work in close partnership with the NHS, including the Academic Health Science Networks, as well as with numerous professional bodies and organisations. In 2008, I was awarded the “Langton Hewer Award to Industry” by the Association of Anaesthetists for Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI).
I currently serve as Deputy Chair of the Life Science Industry Registration Council, and as Chair for Barema, the Association for Anaesthetic and Respiratory Device Suppliers, representing this Association on the AAGBI Safety Committee.
I am dedicated to a positive future for the NHS, innovation and role of the Academic Health Science Networks.


Following a degree and research in geology Mike career started at The Royal Society in science and engineering policy. He then joined the NHS in the mid-90s, initially in a community and mental health Trust before becoming Director of Commissioning at Bedford PCT. After some 7 years he moved to the pharmaceutical industry, working in the Strategic and Funding Capacity team at Roche Products, before returning to the NHS in 2009, initially as Director of Strategic Development and then becoming Chief Operating Officer of a shadow CCG. In late 2012 he moved back to the pharmaceutical industry, joining the Commercial Directorate at the ABPI.

Building on his expertise and experience gained from over two decades working in the NHS and industry Mike’s role within the ABPI’s national NHS engagement team is focused on developing strategic partnerships between the industry and the NHS to achieve the ‘triple win’ – for patients, the NHS and industry


Sarah is the BHTA Director of Governance & Policy Development at the British Healthcare Trades Association and she began her career with them in 1991.

Starting as Committee Secretary, Sarah has acquired a thorough knowledge of the industry and the issues affecting member companies, their customers and professional colleagues. Sarah leads on policy development and activity in relation to the Association's role as the self-regulator for the industry, through the BHTA Code of Practice.

She is the lead contact for members of the public and for the huge variety of miscellaneous enquiries and problems posed by all of BHTA’s contacts.

In the past, Sarah has worked for the British Institute of Surgical & Dental Technologists, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Training & Education Council, the Orthotic Education & Training Trust, and the Institution of Electrical Engineers.


Rachel joined BIVDA in September 2011; and has since managed a number of significant projects both in established member service areas and in developing new services. She has a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science but has spent most of her career running small businesses (from seafood to ladies shoes to trade associations) in one capacity or another. Her previous role was as Office Manager for a housing research consultancy where she honed her administrative skills over 7 years.

Rachel brings an extensive experience and knowledge of SMEs across the commercial, retail and consultancy sectors. She is innovative and supports her team with broad technical knowledge and an understanding of commercial decision-making, and has developed her role where member relations and association operations are her focus.


Much of my working life has been spent in the Electrical Industry in sales and marketing roles. During this time I've had responsibility for a number of major product launches, contract and trading terms negotiations and change management & integration projects, following acquisitions.

I was an active member of the electrical industries two major Trade Associations, BEAMA and GAMBICA and was President of BEAMA during 2011/12. These two associations collaborate fully and I took up a unique position with them in 2014 by managing a number of sector groups split across both organisations. One of the groups was AXREM, which comes under the auspices of Gambica, although it operates as a stand alone Trade Association representing the interests of suppliers of diagnostic medical imaging, radiotherapy, healthcare IT and care equipment in the UK. At the beginning of 2017 I was allowed relinquish some of the groups in order to devote all my attention on AXREM.


Darren is the Chief Executive Officer of Medilink East Midlands , the industry support organisation for healthcare and bioscience companies based in the region. Medilink provides a range of specialist commercial services to help companies in this sector establish, develop and grow, and as a membership based organisation has many synergies with the Chamber.

Darren is a Microbiologist by original discipline and has over twenty years’ experience in the healthcare and bioscience sector. Following a brief spell at Shell Research Ltd and some time in academic research, he joined Pharmaceutical Profiles, (now part of the Quotient Group), a spin out company from the University of Nottingham. Here he had a variety of roles from Project Manager, Divisional Manager, to Business Development Manager.

Darren has been with Medilink since its incorporation in 2004. In his role as CEO, he has successfully overseen the delivery of a number of significant public sector contracts to stimulate innovation within small and medium sized enterprises.
Darren is also an active participant in the Medilink UK national health technology business support network; representing the network on several national committees including the Med Tech Forum and the MindTech Health Technology Cooperative.

Darren is a Non-Executive Director of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee of the Ear Foundation and has a number of advisory and representation roles, including Chairing the Charnwood Campus Enterprise Zone Steering Committee, the Steering Committee of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine, the Strategic Advisory Group for Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Trials Unit, and the Advisory Board for the Centre for Healthcare Equipment and Technology Adoption (CHEATA) at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

In his spare time, Darren is a keen runner and has completed several marathons and half-marathons.