The Secretariat carry out the work of the Association as determined by the Executive Board.
Helen is the Chief Operations Officer at BIVDA.
Helen comes from a procurement background and has held roles at NHS PASA in pharmaceutical purchasing and childhood vaccines, as well as pharmacy and diagnostics procurement for Surrey and Sussex Confederation, and National Contracts Manager for laboratory goods at NHSBT.
Helen worked for 11 years in a number of roles across UK and Europe at Abbott, leading supplier management and contract provision for managed services.
She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, has an MSC in Strategic Procurement from the University of Glamorgan Business School, and an LLM in Public Procurement Law and Policy from the University of Nottingham, School of Law.
Natalie joined BIVDA in February 2019 having worked at The Royal College of Radiologists for 17 years as both a Finance and Website Administrator and Membership Officer. As BIVDA’s new Operations Manager, she is responsible for managing the association’s day-to-day operations, including membership renewals, finance functions and database maintenance.
Regulatory Affairs Officer
Tehelj is the Regulatory Affairs Officer at BIVDA. She joined BIVDA in May 2023. Prior to joining BIVDA, Tehelj worked in regulatory affairs at TensCare and Omega Diagnostics, where she was responsible for clinical evaluation and preparing medical device registration and technical files in compliance with regulatory requirements. She holds a master’s degree in Biomedical engineering from Imperial College London.
Ben is the Policy Officer at BIVDA. Ben joined BIVDA in November 2021, after previously working as a Researcher in Parliament. He provides policy development, research, and briefings on policy and public affairs in order to support the strategic objectives of BIVDA and BIVDA members. After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA Hons in History, Ben spent time working in the NHS and in local and national politics.
Dawn is the Office Manager at BIVDA. She joined in April 2023, having previously held roles with the NHS as a Personal Assistant to General Managers within the CXH Acute & Specialist Medicine and Stroke & Neurosciences at Charing X Hospital supporting consultants in the management of the administrative areas of the department. Dawn holds a foundation degree in FdSC Supporting Innovation in Health and Social care.