Board of Governors

Board of Trustees

Jackie Lynch - BA Hons, DipION, mBANT - Chairman

Prior to qualifying as a nutritional therapist, Jackie spent over 20 years in the field of international sales, marketing and brand management. She spent a considerable part of her career in France, initially working for Oxford University Press, promoting and marketing English Language Teaching (ELT) materials, before moving to BBC Worldwide Paris, selling TV and film rights. She also managed the ancillary rights for BBC Children’s brands across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.


On her return to the UK, Jackie joined Chorion PLC as Director of Sales and Marketing, where she recruited and managed an international sales team to launch TV, film and publishing brands to a global audience. While training as a nutritional therapist, Jackie worked part-time for the Environment Agency in the Commercial Development team, developing and implementing a commercial strategy for the Environment Agency brand.


Jackie is now a full-time nutritional therapist, and  runs her own practice in Notting Hill, London: Her advice features in a number of national newspapers and magazines.She is also a  lecturer and examiner at the London College of International Business Studies.


Jackie joined the ION Board of Governors in March 2011, and was elected Chairman in January 2012.



Sue Hillman - BA (Hons), DipCG, Dip HRManagement

Sue spent 18 years at the BBC in the HR function, starting as a trainee and leaving in 2008 as Head of HR for Production. She has extensive experience of working with senior managers and advising on the change process both for setting up new areas and reducing existing ones. She worked across many areas of the BBC from News to World Service to Post Production but mostly with creative staff. Prior to this she worked in the Essex Careers Service for schools leavers as an Adviser, Service Manager and latterly as the County Trainer.


Currently she is working in tourism having set up her own company ‘It’s Your London’ which designs and organises tailor made tours of London for small private groups. She is also involved in charity work, most recently working with Save the Children and building a school in Madagascar for the charity Azafady.


Sue joined the ION Board of Trustees in January 2012 to bring external expertise in the field of HR and an interest in the field of nutrition.



Dian Shepperson Mills Cert Ed, BSc, BA, Dip ION, MA Health Education (Nutrition)

Dian is the Director of The Endometriosis and Fertility Clinic and author of the book "Endometriosis: a key to Healing and Fertility through Nutrition" published by Thorsons. She has lectured worldwide to health professionals and the public about the role of sound nutrition in the treatment of endometriosis and infertility. Dian is a Member of BANT (British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy); CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council); Member of the Royal Society of Medicine; Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Chairs their Nutrition Special Interest Group; Member of ESHRE (European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology); A Trustee of Endometriosis SHE Trust UK, the leading Charity working with Integrated Functional Medicine, encouraging hospitals to work towards the ESHRE guidelines for the specialist treatment of endometriosis, and is a Governor of ION. She authored the ION Home Study Course.


Dian has spent her life teaching nutrition and researching the various aspects of endometriosis and the effects of nutrition on fertility and has presented research at world conferences., Dian holds clinics at the Hale Clinic in Park Crescent.



Anita Wyles - BA(Hons), FCMA

Anita is an Accountant with over 20 years experience working primarily within the media industry. She started her career at Channel 4 while it was still in its infancy and left BBC Worldwide 8 years ago to pursue a lifelong ambition to paint.

During her time at BBC Worldwide, Anita worked within the finance function for 10 years before making the successful transition to general management becoming Commercial Director of Europe, Middle East, India & Africa. She managed a large team responsible for exploiting the commercial potential of cross media product produced both in house and by Independents.
As well as painting and providing local accounting services, Anita is a regular coach and mentor in her neighbourhood schools & colleges.
Anita joined the Board in February 2014. 
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