Overall governance of the BOA is exercised by a Council of up to 18 elected Trustees and 12 ex-officio members.

The Trustees comprise six Officers and 12 elected Council Members.

  • The six Officers – the Presidential Line (President, Immediate Past President, Vice President and Vice President Elect), the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer are elected by Council
  • Trustee Council members are elected by postal ballot of all members who are eligible to vote (Home Fellows, Home Members, SAS Surgeons in the 16+ membership category and Post-CCT members)
  • The Trustees have voting rights; holders of ex-officio posts do not. 

All new Trustees are issued with the Charity Commission booklet on their duties and responsibilities. They also receive a pack of briefing papers as recommended by the Charity Commission, are asked to sign the Trustees’ Conflict of Interest form, and to provide information for the Register of Interests. 

Council devolves designated responsibilities to a number of Committees, Subcommittees or Working Parties. Their chairs and members are appointed by Council on the recommendation of the Executive, normally following an open application process against job descriptions. The President, Vice President and Honorary Secretary are ex-officio members of all Committees.

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John Skinner


John Skinner is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at RNOH Stanmore with a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is on the Editorial Board of the BJJ. John is the President of the BOA and has represented the Association at high level discussions with NHS England and other stakeholders on elective care.

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Deborah Eastwood

Vice President

Deborah Eastwood is UCL Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals. Deborah works in the generality of paediatric orthopaedic surgery, but has particular interests in children with overgrowth syndromes, metabolic bone disease and those with neurological problems. She also deals with hip and foot/ankle problems and acts as the lead surgeon for the Ponseti service for clubfoot deformity. Deborah is Vice President of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), a former council member of BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery) and current Board Member for EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society).

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Simon Hodkinson

Vice President Elect and Honorary Secretary

Simon trained in London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital from 1977-82.

He was a Royal Naval cadet as a medical student so after house jobs in London and the Navy he spent the next two and a half years on General Duties in the Royal Navy.

After a crash course in all sorts of medical disasters he might face at sea, he went to the Falklands and Antarctica for the best part of a year before spending the second year in general practice in a Naval base.

Simon started his surgical training with in the Navy in 1986 and in 1990 joined the fledgling HEMS project at the London as one of the original three Drs flying on the helicopter.

His higher training took him out of the Navy to Edinburgh and Leeds before being appointed a Consultant in the Navy in 1995.

Deployments to Cyprus, Bosnia and the Gulf intermingled with his early career and he then left the Navy in 1999 to join the NHS in Portsmouth.

In the NHS he developed his fledgling interest in foot and ankle surgery, which rapidly became him chosen speciality as the department expanded.

After a period as clinical director in Portsmouth his interest in education started as the RCS Tutor and progressed to being the Training Programme Director for T&O in Wessex for 8 years and membership of the SAC for 5 years. 

Simon and his wife remain on the South Coast and their children have fled the nest, one into the profession the other to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Mark Bowditch

Honorary Treasurer

Mark Bowditch is a consultant at the Ipswich NHS Trust where he was appointed in 2000.  He qualified from Manchester in 1989 after an intercalated BSc in Physiology, knowing that orthopaedics was for him. Surviving Charles Galasko’s HO post, he went to Glasgow University to demonstrate then on to Edinburgh as A&E SHO in perhaps a forerunner of a MTC set up. 

His peri-fellowship BST was in Sheffield.  The queue for registrar jobs at Sheffield was long so he applied for the Cambridge registrar rotation, where his parents lived.  This became the East of England HST where he first worked in Ipswich.

His specialist interest is knee surgery, particularly soft tissue.  His mentor, David Dandy, guided him to a fellowship with Greg Keene in Adelaide where he really honed his arthroscopic skills.

Mark was BOTA secretary in 1998 and since being at Ipswich he has pursued his interest in training, becoming TPD for East of England in 2006 until now.  It has been an immense sense of pride to have contributed to and follow the progress of new trainees through their achievements on the programme and subsequently in consultant life.  He has been a FRCS Orth examiner for eight years and served on the SAC for the last five.  He was recently appointed as Chair of the SAC in T&O from January 2017.

In Ipswich, he has very supportive colleagues who have allowed him to pursue his leadership roles with the mentorship of Clare Marx (PRCS Eng).  He has been Chair of the MSC and is currently the Surgical Divisional Director. 

Mark is married to Lucy with four children and relax on their small hobby farm in Suffolk with his vintage MF tractor, six dogs and five alpacas amongst a variety of other animals.  Others might say he doesn’t really relax at all, since he's a keen triathlete, regularly competing at the 70.3 distance and a past Ironman.

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Bob Handley

Immediate Past President

Bob Handley is a Consultant on the Trauma Service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for 25 years. He is Immediate Past President of the BOA, and is a Past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and AOUK. Bob co-chaired two NICE guideline development groups related to fractures, and is National Clinical Lead for GIRFT Orthopaedic Trauma.

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Grey Giddins

Elected Trustee

Grey Giddins trained in Oxford and at the RNOH. He has since worked as an orthopaedic and hand surgeon in Bath since 1995.  He is privileged to work in a very supportive team of three hand surgeons and four hand therapists with a wide range of practice, including a full range of elbow, wrist and hand trauma and elective conditions. He has particular interests in the management of common hand injuries, the mechanism and outcome of falls on the wrist, and minimal access surgery for many common elective hand conditions such as finger ganglia, corrective osteotomies and closed fusions.  Grey runs a specialist practice in obstetric brachial plexus injuries, wrist and DRUJ pathology, and rheumatoid arthritis.  He has an interest in surgical error and its avoidance.  

Grey is a visiting professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Bath, where he runs a research programme looking at tendon injuries, mechanisms of falling and joint replacement failures.  He has recently been awarded an NIHR grant to develop a novel drill guide system. He has developed a novel jig to measure DRUJ instability and am developing jigs to measure instability in other joints.  

He was honoured to be President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) in 2017 and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery (European) from 2012-2016.  

He is married with two daughters in their 20’s, a son who has just left school and a cat and dog.  When not at work, he enjoys playing tennis, golf, skiing and swimming. He cycles most places to work, not least as parking is increasingly difficult.

Grey hopes to be able to contribute further to the already strong programmes of the BOA.

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Rob Gregory

Elected Trustee, County Durham & Darlington NHS FT

Having graduated from Newcastle University in 1981, Rob remained in the North of England to train in Orthopaedics and after spending a highly rewarding fellowship year in Adelaide, returned to take up his current post in Durham where he has remained for the last 25 years. 

Rob's clinical interest relates to surgery of the knee but he has always had a strong interest in orthopaedic training. He is currently a member of both the SAC and Selection Design Group, hold QA Lead roles in his School of Surgery and SAC, am an examiner at both MRCS and FRCS (Orth) level and was particularly honoured to be awarded Trainer of the Year two years ago.

He has held senior departmental management roles for over ten years and as a result is familiar with the constant conflict between service and training but is always aware of our duty to ensure that investment in the future of our profession is given the highest priority.

He is a firm advocate of performance improvement being driven by the publication of accurate, relevant outcomes data and believe that we can only achieve the highest standards of both training and clinical care if we are prepared to accept that we have areas of weakness. Alongside this we have to be proud of our considerable achievements and defend these strongly in the prevailing political climate.

Rob is fortunate to have what he believe is the best job in the world and is also fortunate to have been supported throughout his career by a wonderful wife, Nicola, and three wonderful children. He is looking forward to the next three years, he appreciates the professional support that he has been given and hopes that he can help ensure that the profession remains the very best for the next generation.

Rob took over as SAC Chair in January 2020, at a time when there was little inkling of events as they were to unfold. He has extensive experience both as a trainer and organiser of training, is an examiner at FRCS(Orth), and is a Trustee of the BOA. His trauma practice is based in Durham and his main elective interest relates to the knee.

Covid-19 has had a widespread and deep impact on training but as part of the team that has had to meet the challenges posed, he is well placed to explain the current training landscape, and to help guide the training community through what inevitably will be profound and lasting changes.

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Fergal Patrick Monsell

Elected Trustee

Fergal Patrick Monsell was born in Dublin and emigrated shortly before England won the World cup. After attending Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Rochester he graduated without distinction from the Welsh National School of Medicine. He completed higher surgical training at the University of Manchester and fellowship training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney. He was appointed to the Consultant staff at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in 1997 and has been a Consultant at the Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol since 2005.

His clinical practice is broad based with a special interest is the management of patients with limb deformity. He has experience in surgical and prosthetic management of this patient group and leads a multi-disciplinary team. He is involved in all aspects of paediatric trauma and the treatment of children with cerebral palsy using a spectrum of contemporary techniques.

He has an active research portfolio and has published on surgical innovation, outcomes in limb reconstruction and paediatric orthopaedic surgery. He is involved in the provision of global healthcare and runs an international visiting surgeons programme 

He has been awarded degrees at Masters and Doctorate level, is visiting Professor at Cardiff University and King James IV Professor for 2018. 

He is General Editor for AO Surgery Reference (Paediatric Trauma), a Member of the Board of the Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery, the Education Committee of the BOA, Council of Management of Bone and Joint Journal and Specialty Editor for paediatrics. He is Past President of the British Limb reconstruction Society and was an ABC travelling fellow in 2000.

He is married to Ros, who he met at school, has three grown-up children and to his credit is a lifelong Spurs supporter.

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Arthur Stephen

Elected Trustee

Arthur Stephen trained at the University College and Middlesex Hospital School of Medicine, London graduating in 1993. His higher surgical training was in the Mid Trent region and Brisbane, Australia before taking up my consultancy at the Royal Derby Hospital in 2004. This has recently merged becoming the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, housing over 50 surgical theatre suites and has become one of the largest orthopaedic units in the country, second only to dedicated elective orthopaedic units.

Clinically, he specialises primarily in hip and knee arthroplasty. His interest in clinical management covered a spell as the interim Executive Medical Director of the Royal Derby Hospital before becoming the Divisional Medical Director for Surgery of the newly formed Trust. He is also a member of the BOA Professional Practice Committee.

During this time of change within the health service, particularly in the way services are commissioned and delivered, he is eager to see actively practicing clinicians at the forefront of the key decision making bodies. Whilst everyone appreciates financial concerns are unavoidable, he is keen to keep a patient-centred focus within these difficult discussions. As orthopaedics accounts for a huge part of the NHS budget, it frequently has the ‘spotlight of financial austerity’ firmly trained upon it. It is part of the BOA’s responsibility to inform and sometimes reform how these budgets are spent to the maximum benefit of patients whilst maintaining a quality agenda.

A keen educator, Arthur has taught extensively on many courses (national and international) including hip arthroplasty courses, FRCS(Orth) for SpR courses, chairing AO fracture courses and was the co-founder of the AO periprosthetic fracture course.

He is married, with two teenage children, and outside of work, he enjoys road cycling and training his gun dog.

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Colin Esler

Elected Trustee

Colin Esler was born in Northern Ireland and graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1985. His determination to pursue a career in trauma and orthopaedics followed a year as SHO in Nottingham. He was a Registrar on the Exeter rotation and Senior Registrar in Leicester. He was a Junior Fellow in Knee Surgery in Bournemouth and Fellow at UCLA, Los Angeles before being appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester in 1999.

His main clinical interest relates to surgery of the knee, from sports knee surgery through to knee revision, but he also maintains a practice in hip arthroplasty surgery. His research interest relates to the outcomes of knee and hip surgery. Throughout his career he has been involved in the management of registers (Trent, NJR and NHFD) and the interpretation of registry data. he was awarded an MD in 2014 from the University of Leicester and has been Associate Professor there since 2017.

He has been honoured to be BOTA President (1996 - 1997), Elected Member of BOA Council (2007 - 2009) and BASK President (2016 - 2018). He is a member of the NJR Editorial Board and Data Quality Committee and ODEP and Beyond Compliance Panels. Colin is married to Claire, a Clinical Oncologist, and they have boys aged 2 and 8 years old. He ties to keep fit by running, swimming and cycling.

He is looking forward to the next three years on Council and hopse to be able contribute in furthering orthopaedics and trauma in these challenging times.

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Andrew Manktelow

Elected Trustee

Trained at the Royal Free and the RNOH, Andrew headed to the East Midlands and to Nottingham in 1999. Part of a busy trauma group for many years, his practice is now based around hip surgery. His clinical interest started in London and developed during a year in Boston, at MGH. Away from his hips, the scope of his unit has allowed Andrew a continued understanding of the issues that excite and confront other areas of orthopaedic practice.

His clinical work provides research opportunities and forms the basis of his educational activities. Andrew has travelled widely to lecture and demonstrate his practice, and he set up the Nottingham Revision Course in 2007. His recent work with the Revision Surgery Network, which provides a weekly framework for surgeons from different hospitals to meet ‘virtually’ to discuss complex cases, has received attention nationally and internationally.

Andrew has been on the Executive of the British Hip Society for a number of years and became President in March 2018. His year gave him a better appreciation of the challenges of today’s health economic environment. He saw how the BOA facilitates discussion and provides a cohesive response to support what good
orthopaedics achieves for our patients.

Married to Claire, a GP and with four beautiful and tolerant daughters aged between 21 and 14, Andrew has little time to spare away from my work. When quiet he enjoys travelling, music, gardening, (watching) sport and planning future revisions.

Andrew is passionate about orthopaedics and looks forward to a further opportunity to contribute to our speciality.

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Anthony Hui

Elected Trustee

Anthony Hui was born in Hong Kong and educated at Gresham’s School, Cambridge University and the London Hospital Medical College. His orthopaedic training was based in Leicester and he went on a travelling fellowship in Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore and the Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston, USA.

He has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Middlesbrough since 1997 and specialises in knee surgery. He was the Clinical Director for his department for over 10 years and was Secretary and subsequently Chairman of BODS. Anthony has been a Clinical Co-ordinator for NJR, clinical adviser for the Healthcare Commission (now CQC), specialty advisor to NCEPOD, steering committee member of the Falls and Fragility Fractures Audit Project and Honarary Lecturer to Teesside University. He was elected to the BOA council 2011 - 2014 and this will be his second stint in council. He was secretary for BASK 2016 - 2019 and is a member of Beyond Compliance and ODEP for knees.

Anthony went to Kurdistan with the Newcastle Gateshead Medical Volunteers last year under the leadership of Professor Deiry Kader and had an enjoyable week working with the dedicated staff in their hospitals.

He has recently retired from the NHS but is still working in the private sector.

His interests are football, golf, walking and gardening.

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Ian McNab

Elected Trustee and BMA Representative

Ian McNab trained at the London Hospital Medical College and then as an SHO in London, Sussex and Oxford. His higher orthopaedic surgical training was on the Pott rotation, based on St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. It spanned the transition to SpR training and I was ‘the last SR’! I undertook my hand and upper limb fellowship training in Oxford and then during a year in Melbourne.

He was appointed in 2000 as a Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust. He works in an excellent integrated team of seven T&O and Plastics hand consultants and closely with my other T&O colleagues, providing emergency care at our Regional Hand Trauma Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and planned and reconstructive surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

He has a keen interest in teaching as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the University of Oxford and at Wadham College. He is Head of the Oxford Hand Fellowship Programme and have served on the Training Interface Group for Hand Surgery, on the UK Hand Diploma Committee and as an examiner. He chairs the AOUK Hand Course. In 2007 he was awarded and undertook the prestigious BSSH Stack Travelling Fellowship in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and USA.

He have also served on: the BOA Board of Specialist Societies and Professional Practice Committee; as RCS/BOA Regional Specialty Professional Adviser (he proposed the motions at RCS EGM on Health & Social Care Act); the BSSH Research & Audit Committee & Council; and as BMA LNC Chair, Regional & National Consultant Committees, and as Chair, BMA Orthopaedic Sub-Committee.

Ian's wife Frances is a full-time consultant anaesthetist – with an interest in acute pain (management)! Previously he enjoyed rowing and mountaineering but we now usually undertake more gentle travel and hill-walking.

He believes the BOA must continue to develop strong leadership with pro-active policies and actions and to work collaboratively with other bodies to improve T&O services and training amongst the maelstrom of NHS change – he will focus my energies and experience on helping the BOA deliver.

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Fares Haddad

Elected Trustee

Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon at University College Hospitals, Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College
London. Fares graduated from the University College London Hospitals with a First Class BSc and MB BS. He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and he has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards. Fares has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He was a Hunterian Professor
in 2005 and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bone and Joint Journal.

Professor Haddad's clinical and research endeavours have centred on hip and knee reconstruction. He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in hip and knee joint
preservation after injury, prosthetic design and performance and outcomes measurement after hip / knee surgery and sports
injuries. He was the musculoskeletal lead at the 2012 London Olympics and run the IOC research centre at ISEH. Fares is Chief
Medical Officer for the NFL in the UK.

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Amar Rangan

Elected Trustee

Amar Rangan is a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust in Middlesbrough and is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, holding the Mary Kinross Trust & Royal College of Surgeons Chair at Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School, University of York. He also holds a full Professorship with the Faculty of Medical Sciences & NDORMS, University of Oxford. Amar is current President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society. He was Chair of the BOA Research Committee from 2013-2018; the Academic / APOS representative on the T&O SAC from 2013 to 2016; and he has been FRCS (Tr& Orth) examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Boards for 10 years.

Amar leads a programme of clinical and translational research, including NIHR funded multi-centre clinical trials. He has been published
widely in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, particularly in the field of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, where his work has influenced clinical practice, national guidelines and policy. He is a member of the NIHR i4i Challenge Awards Committee and is a surgeon
member of the Steering Committee of the National Joint Registry.

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Sarah Stapley

Elected Trustee

Sarah Stapley is Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Consultant in T&O at Portsmouth NHS Trust and TPD HEWessex for T&O.

A consultant since 2004, she has been fortunate enough to have experienced trauma and orthopaedic delivery in a number of settings, although based in the Portsmouth area for the whole of her consultant career. Serving with the Royal Navy for 33 years, Sarah has lead health care delivery in isolated and extreme locations with limited resources.

Understanding how education, and the effect a good mentor has on an individual, has continually driven Sarah to encourage trainees of all levels to seek their potential, and she has demonstrated this as a Training Programme Director at both core and higher specialty level, and as Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, where she has expanded the influence of military orthopaedics into several academic institutions. She has undertaken several unusual leadership roles, as a Deployed Medical Director (Camp Bastian Hospital) in Afghanistan, Consultant Advisor in Trauma and Orthopaedics to the Royal Navy and as the UK Representative on the NATO COMEDS futures advisory panel, which recently developed a military research strategy for the 47 Countries of NATO.

Sarah has been a member of the BOA since she was a trainee and sits on the Education Committee as the representative for
Medical Student engagement.

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Hiro Tanaka

Elected Trustee

Hiro Tanaka is a Consultant Foot and Ankle surgeon at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Wales. As a surgeon he has two passions, the first is a belief that if we improve the way we train future surgeons at all levels from medical students to fellows, we can guarantee the future of our profession as an inclusive and diverse speciality. By daring to innovate and testing new educational tools, we will nurture more resilient and capable surgeons. Hiro has applied this ethos to the educational strategy of BOFAS for over 10 years and
as Chairman of the Education Committee for the BOA. He continues his work for BOFAS as Honorary Treasurer.

The second, is promoting clinical leadership and quality improvement across the NHS. Hiro was one of the first people to complete the Generation Q programme with the Health Foundation and he is the co-director of the BOA Future Leader’s Programme.

Hiro is current Editor of Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics (JTO).

Martin Bircher

Council of Management, BJJ Chair

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Oliver Adebayo

BOTA President

Oliver Adebayo is the new BOTA President and a Specialist Registrar in the North East London deanery. He has a subspecialty interest in both limb reconstruction and sports injuries and has an MSc in Surgical Innovation from Imperial College London. Oliver is keen to champion sustainability and innovation in surgery. Furthermore, he and the BOTA Committee remain focused on improving the culture, diversity and inclusivity within T&O surgery. 


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Bertie Leigh

Lay Trustee

Bertie Leigh is a consultant solicitor at Hempsons.  He has a very extensive experience in medical negligence and in the law related to professional regulation. He has been described as the top dog in defence medical negligence. He has had numerous senior rolls in the legal world, but also has had a close relationship with surgery and orthopaedics. He was the chairman of NCEPOD for 6 years and is a non executive director of the RNOH at Stanmore. There are few, if any other, lawyers, who understand the issues that orthopaedic surgeons face on a day to day basis any better.

He is particularly interested in issues related to consent and the effects that Covid 19 has on what we need to think about and discuss with our patients.

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Paul Buckley

Lay Trustee

Paul Buckley retired from the General Medical Council at the end of 2020 after almost 25 years with the organisation, for 16 of which he was a Director and member of the Senior Management Team. In his most recent role he was responsible for the development of the GMC’s corporate strategy and overseeing its policy work including a major regulatory reform programme, and leading other key functions including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, business planning, research and data. He was also a Director and Managing Director of GMC Services International Ltd, a consulting subsidiary.

Paul is now building a non-executive portfolio in healthcare, and in addition to his role with the BOA he is a member of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Citizen’s Partnership and is the independent chair of the Scope of Practice and Education Committee which is reviewing standards across six organisations for counselling and psychotherapy with adults.

Phil Charlwood

Northern Ireland Chair

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Alastair Murray

Scottish Chair

Alastair is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Lanarkshire and Associate Postgraduate Dean, South East Scotland and attended medical school in Aberdeen before moving to Glasgow and then Edinburgh to complete his training in orthopaedic surgery.

After a fellowship in Grenoble, France and Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow, Alastair specialised in Paediatric orthopaedics becoming a consultant at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh in 2007. Eleven year years later he moved to a consultant post in NHS Lanarkshire to continue practicing in paediatric orthopaedics and contribute to service development for the wider orthopaedic service in that Health Board.

Alastair was fortunate to have the opportunity to work as the TPD for the South-east Scotland T&O Programme and was humbled to receive the UK TPD of the Year award from BOTA in 2018. He has now moved on to work as the Associate Post graduate Dean for Surgery, Anaesthetics, O&G and Emergency Medicine in the region.

He is delighted to have been appointed to chair the Scottish Committee for Orthopaedics and Trauma for the next three years and is looking forward to representing Scottish interests at the BOA.

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Hamish Simpson

Research Committee Chair

Hamish is Professor of Orthopaedics and Trauma, and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma at the University of Edinburgh, specialising in limb reconstruction, musculoskeletal infection and paediatric deformity.  He was trained in Cambridge, Oxford, Bath and Gloucester.

He carried out fellowships in Toronto and with Ilizarov in Kurgan, before taking up post as Reader and then Professor of Orthopaedics in Oxford, where he was fortunate to be mentored by Professor John Kenwright.  In Oxford, he ran the limb reconstruction unit and established the bone infection unit in collaboration with microbiological and infectious diseases colleagues. After many happy years in Oxford, he moved to Edinburgh to take up a fulfilling post as head of the academic department.

Hamish is currently President of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society and previously have been President of BLRS, APOS and BORS, and have been Chairman of SCOT. 

He has a strong interest in training and has sat on the SAC and currently Chair the T+O Scottish Training Improvement Group (TOSTIG). Having completed his term as examiner on the intercollegiate board, he now examines for the FRCS (Orth & Trauma) in Hong Kong.  He is keen to help trainees carry out higher degrees and have supervised over 50 successful doctoral theses.

He has research interests in stem cells for musculoskeletal repair, musculoskeletal infection, novel cutting methodologies and impaired bone healing.

Consequently, he has been awarded Hunterian and King James IV professorships by the English and Edinburgh colleges respectively.  He also has research interests aimed at optimising patient outcomes and have run multiple multicentre studies to help achieve this.

He is married to Helen and has a daughter 3 sons and a dog.

He is honoured to be elected and look forward to serving as a BOA trustee.

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Mike Reed

BODS Chair

Professor Mike Reed is a Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon specialising in trauma, and hip and knee arthritis including revision joint replacements.

He trained as a doctor in Newcastle and undertook surgical training in Sheffield and the Northern deanery. He has a doctorate from Sheffield University with other qualifications including a year of additional fellowship training on lower limb joint replacement in Auckland, New Zealand, and a further trauma fellowship.

Mr Reed has an interest in patient outcomes and is Head of Quality for the trauma and orthopaedic service. Externally he is an advisor on quality to other NHS trusts and the health regulator, the Care Quality Commission.

He is an active researcher in the field of outcomes in trauma and orthopaedics, with many international publications. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Cellular Medicine, at the University of Newcastle.

Mr Reed is actively involved in education and has been programme director for the regional trauma and Orthopaedic registrars since 2011. 

He holds many national roles including membership on advisory groups for the National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is lead clinician for the National Logbook for Trauma and Orthopaedics, where 20,000 operations are logged each week.

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Mamdouh Morgan

SAS Representative

Mamdouh Morgan is a senior orthopaedic surgeon in Birmingham. He graduated from medical school in Egypt in 1984 and started his orthopaedic career in the Army in 1986. He has a passion for training, educational and developmental needs of SAS doctors as Associate Postgraduate Dean. His mission at the BOA is to work with other stakeholders to ensure the educational activities for SAS Surgeons is incorporated into the assessment of Royal Colleges and the CESR application process.

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Lee Breakwell

Spines Representative

Lee currently works at Sheffield Children’s and Teaching Hospitals as a spinal surgeon. He trained in Sheffield, West Midlands, with Fellowships in Nottingham and the USA. He is a Council member of the BOA, and was formerly President of BOTA. He is a member of the BOA Trauma group, and is responsible for Spinal BOASTs. 

He was Director of Education in Sheffield for 10 years, and led AO Spine Education for the UK. He is co-designer, developer and administrator of the British Spine Registry, and has been audit lead for both spinal surgery societies. He is currently secretary of the UK Spine Societies Board, who are responsible for organising the biennial BritSpine Congress.

His current research interests include respiratory function in Early Onset Scoliosis, and growing spine surgery.