Professional Practice Committee

Professional Practice Committee


The Professional Practice Committee (PPC) sets standards (as set out in the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook) for professional practice and monitors their implementation by practitioners.

The PPC is charged by BANT Council with maintaining a clear focus on all aspects of professional practice, including essential linkages with BANT's other core objectives related to training, education and research.

The PPC has four main roles:

1) To investigate complaints against a BANT member by another BANT member

2) To investigate complaints from members of the public against members who are registered with CNHC

3) To investigate all complaints from members of the public against BANT members who are not registered with CNHC

3) To advise members, if they are uncertain, on how to apply the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics


Eight voluntary BANT Members reselected after 1-3 years

One member is a Student member of BANT and one is non-BANT Lay Member

Chairman is selected from the committee members, approved by the BANT Council and reports to the Council on all matters regarding professional practice


The Committee meets quarterly with a quorum consisting of the Chair plus 4 committee members

The Committee keeps confidential written records of all discussions, meetings, and decisions. A summary of complaints and queries received is provided at the AGM




Louisa Richards - Chair of Professional Practice Committee
BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, MBANT, CNHC Registered, NLP Practioner
  • Graduated from CNELM with a first class BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, 2013
  • NLP Practitioner (UKCPD)
  • Practises in Sheffield
  • Previous extensive field sales experience
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration, St. Martins School of Art
  • BANT responsibilities

  • Chair of PPC
Louisa Richards
Kate Delmar-Morgan
BSc Hons NT, Dip NT, mBANT, NTCC and CNHC Registered
  • Graduated in 2006 with First Class Honours in BSc Nutritional Therapy from University of Westminster
  • Previously completed a Diploma in NT at Raworth College, Dorking
  • Practises as Nutritional Therapist in Balham and Fulham in SW London and New Malden in Surrey
  • Founding Partner of Independent Nutrition working with independent schools
  • Delivers nutrition workshops for weightloss and fitness retreats
  • Works part-time with the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION)
  • Previously worked in live communications and events
  • BANT responsibilities

  • Member of PPC
Kate Delmar-Morgan
Rachel Martino
BA (Hons), MBA, Dip CNM, mBANT, CNHC Registered
  • Graduated from CNM in 2012 - Nutritional Therapist Diploma
  • Chef specialising in Raw Foods and Special Diets
  • Lecturer in Cooking for Health at CNM
  • Runs part-time freelance NT practice in central London
  • Over 10 years' experience in Business Management (Operations, Customer Service & Transformational Change)
  • BANT responsibilities

  • Member of PPC
Rachel Martino
Barbara Powell
BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, BSc (Hons) Mathematics, MBANT, NTCC, CNHC Registered
  • Graduated from CNELM (University of Middlesex) with BSc (Hons) in 2003
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics, Cardiff University
  • Practises as NT in Epsom, Surrey
  • Worked P/T at private clinic in Richmond, Surrey and London Victoria
  • Has worked with Education Authorities, Residential Home, Healthcare Commission Private Diet Clinic, Supplement company
  • Worked at Institute for Optimum Nutrition (5 years) as Module Leader, Academic Tutor, Programme Leader and Lecturer
  • Previously worked in Retail and IT Project Management
  • BANT responsibilities

  • Member of PPC
Barbara Powell
Rita Arora
BSc Hons Pharmacy( Manchester), Dip NT (CNM), GPHc, MBANT and CNHC Registered
  • Graduated in 1989 with a degree in Pharmacy
  • Graduated from CNM in 2013 from CNM with Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition
  • Practises as a nutritional therapist in South Kensington
  • Previously worked for Boots The Chemist as a pharmacist, store manager and Business team manager
  • Also ran Cardiovascular Screening for the PCT in Kensington
  • BANT responsibilities

  • Member of PPC
Rita Arora
Nigel Penny
BSc (Hons), PGCert, BANT-Student member
  • Studying MSc Nutritional Therapy at University of Worcester, Final Year
  • Deputy Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing (Nutrition Science) and BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing at Birmingham City University
  • Lecturer in Nutrition Science, Physical Activity and Health, and Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Run physical activity and nutrition workshops
  • Previously worked as Director of Nutrition for a Health and Fitness company, delivering a range of services including: Elite Sport Coaching and Instruction, Corporate Wellness, Personal Training and Fitness Academies and Education
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Specialism - Nutrition and Exercise for Health), Wolverhampton University
  • BANT responsibilities

  • Member of PPC
  • Member of Regulatory and Stakeholder Steering Group
  • Member of Membership Committee
  • Member of West Midlands Regional Group
Nigel Penny