The Executive Team is responsible for leading the RCN
Janet assumed the post of Chief Executive and General Secretary in August 2015. Janet has been on the RCN Executive team since 2005 as the strategic lead for nursing and services to members.
Janet started her nursing career in Manchester, and gained experience in acute, mental health and community settings. She later moved into director of nursing roles, where she obtained extensive experience in leading and developing the nursing profession. She also pioneered good partnership working with other health care organisations, as well as social services, the police, the fire service and the wider community.
Chris Cox has been Director of Membership Relations at the Royal College of Nursing since December 2015. He provides leadership on employment relations, legal and member support services, equalities, complaints, and has responsibility for the RCND Contact Advice Centre.
From 2009 to 2015, he was Director of Legal Services, having joined the RCN in 1991 as a regional solicitor. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1985 he has worked for law centres and trade unions, including in the late 80s as a legal adviser at the Immunity Legal Centre, representing people affected by HIV and AIDS.
Chris is independent legal adviser to the United Kingdom Advisory Panel (UKAP) on Healthcare Workers with Bloodborne Viruses, and a member of the National Data Guardian Panel.