Annual Reception Announcement – 24 May 2019

Order of the day



Registration and drinks
Introduction and review of year Satjit Singh
Tryst with destiny – the need for expansion of chiropractic education Peter Dixon
Introduce Ken Vall Matthew Bennett
Innovation – pushing back the frontiers of chiropractic training Ken Vall
Introduce Mustafa Agaoglu Matthew Bennett
Challenges in establishing a chiropractic programme in a country with few chiropractors, no academics or regulation. Mustafa Agaoglu
Introduce Sir Terence English Matthew Bennett
Keynote speech Sir Terence English
Vote of thanks and closing remarks Satjit Singh
Formal proceedings finish
Networking ALL

Our speakers




Peter, a graduate from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractors (AECC) served on the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) Council during the political campaign that saw the Chiropractors Act passed in 1994. Later he became President of the BCA.  He has also been President of the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) from and Chairman of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in the UK. He helped establish what is now the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) and of which, he is currently President.  He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Governors at AECC. 


Matthew Bennett DC FRCC FBCA FRSA


Matthew is a trustee of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance. He was previously President of the British Chiropractic Association and Director Post-Registration Training (PRT) at the Royal College of Chiropractors responsible for management and implementation of national first-year graduate education programme. He has been a PRT Tutor and Trainer responsible for mentoring new graduates. He is also a member of the course evaluation team for the European Council on Chiropractic Education.


He graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC). 


Sir Terence English, KBE, FRCS, FRCP


Sir Terence was appointed Director of the British Heart Foundation Research Group at Papworth, and under his leadership, the hospital achieved an international reputation for heart, and later, heart-lung and lung, transplantation. For this and other contributions to surgery, he was made Knight Commander of the British Empire in 1991.


Sir Terence was previously President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, President of the British Medical Association and Master of St Catharine’s College in Cambridge. He has been a great supporter of the chiropractic profession.


Ken Vall DC MA(Ed.)


Ken graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic and after several years in private practice, joined AECC’s teaching staff. He served as its Principal from 2004 to 2012. He did his Masters in Education at Southampton University and was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Education by Bournemouth University for his work in developing chiropractic education in collaboration with the university. Ken was previously Vice President of the Council of Chiropractic Education International (CCEI) and is the current President of the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE).


Mustafa Agaoglu DC


Mustafa is currently Education Coordinator Assistant at Bahçeşehir University, Health Sciences İnstitute responsible for the new Masters of Chiropractic Sciences programme. A graduate of Life University School of Chiropractic, he has served on the Executive Council of the International Chiropractic Sports Federationand as First Vice President
Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East Chiropractic Federation.



Satjit Singh


Satjit has operated at board level in a range of organisations in the public and voluntary sectors. He was CEO of the British Chiropractic Association and prior to that, was Chief Executive of the General Optical Council and the General Chiropractic Council. He has also been a Director at the Professional Standards Authority, the body that oversees all the health professions’ regulators in the UK.


Satjit has worked in senior roles in the NHS, including as Director responsible for Health Education Commissioning at the predecessor body of Health Education England. He was also Lead Commissioner for healthcare for the London 2012 Olympics.


A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Freeman of the City of London, Satjit is an economics graduate, a chartered accountant and has an MBA from Imperial College London.