With over 50 years’ combined experience in the professional bodies and membership associations sector we really understand the unique dynamics of your organisation. Our work is informed by well-tested change methodologies and underpinned by the adaptability that comes with experience.
Professional bodies and membership associations typically rely on a combination of the skills and experience provided by unpaid member volunteers working with a paid staff team. We understand the unique dynamics of this model, especially in relation to the critical relationships between the senior volunteers and and the senior staff team. As Canham Hall Associates we have developed an adaptable integrated approach to your organisation’s development which puts key relationships at the heart of our work and fully integrates governance, culture and leadership to help you fulfil your purpose and achieve your aspirations.
We look forward to working with you.
Alison and Andrew
Alison Robinson Canham
I have worked in Higher Education, professional bodies and membership organisations for more than 25 years. In 2012 I transitioned to freelance working, and in 2019 founded Robinson Canham Limited to provide contract research, educational management, teaching enhancement, and personal and organisational development services, primarily to Higher Education and professional bodies. I specialise in individual, team and organisational development; strategy development; and project delivery. My experience is wide-ranging and includes working with medical scientists, clinicians, academics and policymakers in the UK, Europe, Australasia and South Africa. My work is underpinned by deep ideological commitments to the transformative power of education, the importance of public scrutiny and confidence in professions, and equality of access to education and active citizenship.
I bring over 30 years’ experience of professional membership bodies as a CEO, trustee and advisor, and have garnered much respect for my measured and insightful approach. My experience focuses on strategic development and growth supported by extensive networking across healthcare in the UK and overseas. I have a strong understanding of leadership and governance within charities and royal chartered bodies. I have worked in the medical, wider healthcare, science, legal and professional relations sectors.