Ray Hodgkinson MBE

Ray has worked in the healthcare industry since 1960 and ran his own business for twenty two years.

Ray became Director of Public Affairs in March 2015, having previously been BHTA’s Director General since 1999. He has overseen a dramatic decade of positive progress for the Association and its membership, championing the commercial interests of the membership at UK governmental, European and global levels.
He has a passion for the industry and the BHTA, and is committed to take it forward, establishing standards and ethics, which will earn the respect of all healthcare professionals and the general public. The awarding of the Office of Fair Trading’s full approval of the BHTA Code of Practice – the first in the healthcare and assistive technologies industry – was a vital part in this process, as is the transfer of the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme to the Trading Standards Institute (effective 1 April 2013).