Meet the agenda committee

Agenda committee members

BJ Waltho

BJ Waltho, Chair of Congress

With more than 35 years’ experience as a qualified nurse, BJ is Associate Director of Operations for the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was previously Programme Manager for Emergency Services Collaborative and Improvement Services for Hospitals and has experience in managing outpatient services.

BJ chaired her local branch in Dorset for many years and she received an RCN Award of Merit in 2006. BJ has been a member of the Agenda Committee since 2011, and was elected Vice Chair of Congress in 2014 and Chair of Congress in 2018.

Michael Brown, Vice Chair of Congress

Michael works as a nursing workforce manager at NHS Ayrshire and Arran and previously worked within acute and rehabilitation stroke care. He is an accredited RCN steward and safety representative. 

In 2009 Michael was elected to the Scottish seat on RCN Council and was elected Chair of RCN Council in 2013. He was elected Vice Chair of Congress in 2018.

Vicky Keir

Vicky Keir

Vicky is a mental health nurse with 25 years of frontline experience. She is a registered RCN Steward and Safety Representative, and has held a number of committee positions on the RCN Dumfries & Galloway branch. Vicky was elected to the agenda committee in 2019.

Phil Noyes

Phil Noyes

Phil is a mental health and learning disability nurse with 35 years of experience. He is an active RCN member and has held positions on the Coventry and Warwickshire branch committee, the RCN West Midlands Board, and on the RCN UK Stewards Committee. Phil was elected to the agenda committee in 2019.


Samantha Spence

Samantha Spence

Samantha is a children’s nurse and health visitor in London. She is an RCN Learning Representative and active within her branch. She was first elected to the agenda committee in 2017, and was re-elected in 2019.


Colleen White

Colleen White

Colleen is a nurse based in Northern Ireland with experience across stroke rehabilitation, theatres, outpatients and endoscopy. She has been an active member of the RCN Southern branch for more than a decade, and is currently the branch secretary. Colleen was elected to the agenda committee in 2019.


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