Board Bios as at March 2021

The Board Responsibilities:

  • Information Governance Lead - TBC
  • Data Controller and CQC Registered Manager - Dr Julian Spinks
  • Caldicott Guardian - Dr Oluwaseum Arokodare
  • SIRO (Senior Information Risk Owner) - Malcolm Benson
  • AEO (Accountable Emergency Officer) - Dr Julian Spinks
  • Safeguarding & Prevention Leads - Nurse Bonnie Olsen
  • DPO (Data Protection Officer) - Natasha Glover-Jones
  • Clinical Advisor for the Hubs - Dr Dr Kuljinder Klear will be a clinical advisor to the board on all clinical matters working with Dr Julian Spinks
Dr Kuljinder Klear - Director

Dr Kuljinder Klear

Dr Kuljinder Klear qualified from Exeter Medical School in 2013 and works as a salaried GP at HighParks Medical Practice, Higham, after qualifying from the Medway VTS programme.

He has a keen interest in teaching and training as is part of the Primary care Multi-disciplinary Leadership programme to transform health and social care in Kent and Medway. He is a highly motivated and dedicated doctor and is our clinical advisor for the Hubs based in Hoo, Rochester, Lordswood and Rainham.

Bonnie Olsen - Director

Bonnie Olsen

Bonnie qualified as a registered nurse in 2000 and has worked in the NHS ever since in a variety of roles including research, acute and community care.  However, her real passion is General Practice, where she has worked for the last 8 years developing non-medical prescribing and advanced health & clinical examination skills

She is keen that the voice of nurses is heard at a local level in the development of services ensuring high quality care for all. Being both a mentor for pre-registration students and sessional lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University, she hopes to inspire students to think about General Practice as a career opportunity.

As well as Nursing, Bonnie is involved in a variety of voluntary roles within the local community including Girlguiding as a Brownie leader of 20 years as well as a Residential Advisor.  Bonnie is also active within NCT Medway running a weekly parent / toddler group in addition to the bi-annual Nearly New Sales.  She also has 2 young children, who like to keep her busy and active.

Dr Oluwaseum Arokodare - Director

Dr Oluwaseum Arokodare

Partner at St Werburgh Medical Practice
MRCGP: Royal College of General Practitioners

Currently working as a full time partner with 5 years post GP training experience.

Actively involved in the day to day running of the surgery & providing GMS services to 12,000 patients across 3 sites in the Medway towns.


  • Excellent communication skills with good listening abilities for dealing with patients
  • Able to work independently & also in a multidisciplinary capacity
  • Excellent IT and time management skills necessary to carry out my duty as a GP.
  • Competent in running an efficient clinic in minor operations in general practice
  • Compassionate and Empathy demonstrated in carrying out my duties
  • Good leadership skills as a partner in making administrative decisions to help in the daily running of a busy practice
  • Up to date CPD, Appraisals and revalidation.
Dr Julian Spinks - Medical Director

Dr Julian Spinks

Dr Spinks has been a Medway GP for over 30 years following his GP training on the Medway VTS. He developed an interest in NHS administration and politics whilst still training and has had a broad range of experience in hospital and primary care administration.

He has been an LMC member for much of his career and he is currently Vice Chair having been Chair for 3 years. He also advises a National Charity and the Association For Continence Advice.

Julian lectures and has done media work for over 20 years. He regularly appears on BBC and ITV and is KMTVs Health Expert.

Dr Spinks has been Chairman of MPA since it formed in 2014 and is full time Clinical Director for MPA.

Malcolm Benson - Chief Executive Officer

Malcolm Benson

After a 15-year career with Mars Confectionery (sales, marketing, HR, recruitment, merchandising and product development) moved onto more senior roles with SMEs.

A career developed in various industries / medium size SMEs as an MD / CEO culminating in a management buyout of a business in 2005.

A successful Interim career followed in the private sector and was  invited to work in the NHS Primary Care sector in 2010.

For the last 11 years completed various Interim Director roles and currently full time Chief Exceutive Officer for MPA.

Vast experience of GP federations, NHS Trusts working with CCGs and within Primary Care.

Also, a CQC inspector as a Special Advisor.

Was a keen event rider for 15 years and after a county squash playing career became a keen golfer handicap now 11, regular gym sessions and enjoying socialising with friends.

Live in the New Forest area, separated - a Bath Rugby season ticket holder plus a keen supporter of England Rugby.

Lynn Johnston - Primary Care Director

Malcolm Benson

Lynn joined MPA 1st February 2021 as Primary Care Director after a spell on part-time secondment from MCH.

Lynn previously worked for Medway Community Healthcare as Head of Service for Podiatry, Phlebotomy, Dynamic Mattress Service and ourZone.

After a successful 20 year career with MCH Lynn took the opportunity to join MPA and assume a role on the main board.

Lynn lives locally and has a family with a busy family and social life.

She enjoys “shopping” (only the best brands of course) and exclusive holidays; she tries to get way at least three times a year with her family.

Lynn likes to keep fit and regular “trains” with her 18 year son who is a semi-pro footballer with a local club.

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