The Board of Directors of IIBA UK Chapter

Please get in touch if you'd like to join the team!


Liz Calder

I moved from academia into IT, loved it, and stayed. I’m a consultant Business Analyst working in Life Sciences and STEM with an ongoing fascination into human psychology and behaviour, and the intersections with IT. As President of IIBA UK I champion Business Analysis as a profession across the country and love the way BAs come together in IIBA UK to learn new things and support each other.

Finance Director

Christina Tan

I am a customer-centric management consultant passionate about building and enhancing business capabilities. I started my career in corporate finance and later transitioned to the world of business change. Throughout my career, I worked on complex transformation programs and gained an appreciation of the business analysis profession and its value in enhancing my skills portfolio and delivering successful outcomes. As the Finance Director of IIBA UK, I work with the board to set organisation's strategy, overseeing financial management, reporting and controls as well as actively seeking opportunities to strengthen our business analysis community.

Marketing Director

Andrew P. Turner

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Professional Development Director

James Compton

With over 20 years of experience as a Business Analyst, I am passionate about implementing innovative learning methods. I coordinate the flagship UK mentorship scheme, connecting aspiring BAs with seasoned professionals to foster growth and knowledge sharing. Additionally, I run highly interactive study group sessions, creating engaging environments that encourage collaboration and skill development. My focus is on magnifying the impact of BAs by emphasizing their value, promoting high performance, and fostering a deeper sense of purpose within the BA community.


Operations Director 

Sam Merrick

Sam is an IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional and BA Expert Award holder, who is passionate about business analysis, business architecture and using these toolkits to optimise business benefits for large organisations. He has worked in financial services, energy and public sectors, testing his skills in a variety of business analysis, architecture and leadership roles. He joined the IIBA UK Board in 2020, as Membership Director and  moved into the Operations Director role in 2022.

Membership Director

Jason Thompson

Jason is a Principal Data Product Consultant at Kubrick Group, specializing in the mentoring, training, and coaching of their delivery consultants in Business Analysis and Agile Product Delivery.   Jason has over 20 years working in Business Analysis and delivery leadership roles across Investment Banking, Insurance and Advertising sectors.  Jason is passionate about the value of being part of a BA community and joined the IIBA UK Board as Membership Director in 2023.  

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Technology Director

Gavin Ross

Passionate about Business Analysis and making technology work for the user. He's been working closely with IIBA to drive the technology transformation of IIBA UK whilst keeping the lights on. 
In his own time he's a rugby player, fisherman, forager, fermenter, preserver, carver....

Communities Director Scotland and North

Alison Fairclough

Alison Fairclough is the Head of Business Analysis and Practice Lead at Handelsbanken UK. She has worked in business analysis-related roles stretching over an 18 year period, with much of her time spent in Banking and Finance. Alison is a strong advocate for the BA profession and uses her positions, inside and outside of the workplace, to promote the role and reach of the discipline. She is particularly passionate about community of practice and developing capabilities

Communities Director London

Bindu Channaveerappa

Bindu Channaveerappa is a Business Analysis Consultant with 20 years of experience and is qualified from IIBA and BCS. She is the author of the “Cyber Security and Business Analysis” book, which will be launched in July 2024 with BCS Publications. She has coauthored IIBA’s Cybersecurity Certification curriculum, CCA, and contributed to CBAP exam questions. Bindu speaks internationally on topics related to business analysis and cyber security. As part of giving back to the community, Bindu supports the IIBA UK chapter as a board member to bring creative and insightful opportunities for the community to learn and grow. 


Communities Director Midlands, South West and Wales

Kamal Marwaha

I've worked as a Business Analyst for 15 years and am enthusiastic about the role and our ability to provide clarity of thought on the projects and organisations we work with.
As a Community Director, my aim is to cultivate a vibrant community of Business Analysts, spanning from newcomers to seasoned professionals, fostering collaboration and collective growth.
Additionally, I want elevate awareness of Business Analysis within the broader IT community, showcasing the impactful contributions we are capable of making.

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