The Executive Group’s primary purpose is to develop strategy, manage financial and other risks, and oversee internal controls on behalf of Council – including verification that our insurance cover is sufficient for physical assets, employer and public liability. It carries out a rolling critical assessment of the structure and functions of the BOA, both internally and externally; monitors membership attitudes closely; and exercises in year budgetary control focused on delivery of our core objectives.
Don McBride is President of the BOA and a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University Hospital of North Midlands specialising in foot and ankle surgery. Don has previously been Chairman of the Scientific Committee and President of BOFAS, and is a co-opted Council Member acting as liaison with EFAS, where he is now President Elect (President 2020-22) and Chairman of their Certification Board.
Bob Handley is a Consultant on the Trauma Service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for 25 years. He is currently the Vice-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.
Vice President Elect and Honorary Treasurer
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 Vice President Elect and Treasurer of the BOA and has represented the Association at high level discussions with NHS England and other stakeholders on elective care.
Professor Phil Turner
Immediate Past President
Professor Philip Turner has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, UK since 1990. He is the Senior Surgeon in the department and specialises in all aspects of knee surgery having established a tertiary referral unit for complex knee problems.
His clinical interests are in sports injuries of the knee, complex knee ligament reconstructions, the arthritic knee in younger patients, disorders of the patello-femoral joint and the failed knee replacement.
He is a Council and Executive member of the BOA and was President from 2018 to 2019. He has previously been the North West Orthopaedic Training Programme Director, Head of the HENW School of Surgery, Chair of the Confederation of Post-Graduate Schools of Surgery and Chair of the BOA Training Standards and Curriculum Committee.
He has been involved in surgical education throughout his career and has been the Chair of the IQA Committee of the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the RCS Edinburgh in 2016.
He is active in promoting research and service delivery in his previous role as a domain clinical lead in the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and Chair of the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance. He is now clinical lead for the transformation of specialist services in Greater Manchester and holds an Honorary Professorship in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford.
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 currently BOA Honorary Secretary, a former council member of BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery) and current Board Member for EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society).