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The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) welcome Kay Miller as new Interim Managing Director

Kay Miller, PhD, CMgr, FCMI is an experienced charity CEO with over 20 years' senior management expertise in the scientific learned society and membership organisation sector. Kay began her engagement with the IPS as Interim Managing Director from July 2023.  

Before working with the IPS, Kay was the full-time CEO of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) from February 2017 until June 2023.  During this time Kay worked with the Trustees and HIS Council to transform HIS via the development of a new strategy, the recruitment of an experienced nine-strong staff team, the launch of a new Journal, the purchase of a new headquarters and a new organisational brand. Kay is currently working with HIS as part-time CEO until the new HIS CEO takes up the role in August.  

Kay's passion is developing and transforming organisations whose trustees and members are enthusiastic, committed and ready to transition into a professionally lead, ambitious and impactful organisations.  Kay said "Whilst working for HIS I developed a strong interest in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), and have found the commitment of those who work in this field to be remarkable. I have always been impressed by the ability of the IPS to support the professional development of its members, and to have such a positive impact on IPC - whilst being completely reliant on volunteers.  What the IPS has achieved so far, the ideas and the engagement of its membership is outstanding. I'm convinced that over the next 12 months I can work with the IPS to transition the Society into an even more impactful and important organisation.  I'm very excited to be working with the IPS, and see a very bright future ahead!"

Prior to her role at HIS, Kay was Development Director and co-CEO at the Dr Hadwen Trust (now Animal Free Research UK), a medical research charity (2013-2017). From 2000-2013 Kay was Group Head of Membership Activities at the Biochemical Society where she led the Society's events, communications and membership teams. Kay is a Chartered Manager, has a PhD in plant physiology and four years post-doctoral research experience.

The IPS are delighted announce this appointment, and look forward to working with Kay.