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Trustees and Directors


 Term of office


 Mr N. Kitchen

 2018 -2020  Sept

 Immediate Past

 Mr P. May

 2018 -2019 Sept


 Mr N. Mendoza

 2019 -2023 Jan

 Honorary Secretary

 Mr J. Thorne

 2015 -2019 Sept 


 Meetings and Communications  Secretaries
 Mr M. Wilson & Ms C. Gilkes

 2016 -2020 Sept


 Vice President, Mr N. Phillips

 2018 -2020 Jan


 Elected Members of Council

   Mr C. Wigfield   

2019-2024 Dec 

   Ms J. Grieve

2018-2023 Feb

   Prof. I. Kamaly-Asl

2018-2023 Feb

   Mr P. Grundy

2017-2022 July

   Mr S. Cooke

2017 -2022 July

   Mr M. Radatz

2017-2022 Jan

   Mr C. Tolias

2016-2021 Oct

  Mr S. Basu

2016-2021 Oct

  Prof. C. Watts

2016-2021 Oct




 Ex Officio Members of Council  
Chairman of National Neurosurgical Audit Programme (NNAP)  Chairman of The Neurosurgical Foundation 
Mr N Phillips 2017 - 2020 June   Mr A Jenkins  2018 Oct
Chairman of Intercollegiate Examination Board Chairman of SAC in Neurosurgery
Miss J Brown 2018 - 2021 Sept Mr P Whitfield  2017-2020 Jan
Chair of the National Selection Board    
Mr W Taylor  2017 -2019 Jan    
RCS Council Rep & GIRFT Representative  EANS/WFNS Representatives
Mr N Phillips 2011 July
 Prof C Bolger 2015-2019 Sept

 Mr J Timothy  2018 -2022 June
Chair of the SSB of the RCSEd  NICE Representative        
Mr W Taylor Jan 2016  Prof. N Gurusinghe   Appointed inOctober 2011
BNTA Representative  Lay Member

Mr A Jayasekera 

2018 –2020 April

 Mrs S Woodward 


2010-2020 July 


 Invited members to council - Sub specialty Leads

 Mr R. Edwards - Paediatrics/CSF
 Prof. K  Ashkan - Functional
 Mr D. Bulters- Vascular
 Mr M. Wilson - Trauma
 Prof.  P. J. Hutchinson - Academic Committee
 Mr P. Plaha – Oncology

 Mr I. Robertson - Skull base
 Mr A. Golash  - Spine
 Mr P. Mitchell - Editor of the British Journal of Neurosurgery
 Ms H. Fernandes - RCS Fellowship Rep


Academic Committee                                                                                                

Prof. P. Hutchinson (Chair)    



 Prof. K Ashkan

Mr. C. Tolias 

 Prof. J. Fitzgerald

 Prof. M.  Papdopoulos  

Mr. M. Wilby

 Prof. D. MacArthur

 Prof. T. Belli

Prof. L. Gray

 Prof. R. Mathew

 Mr D. Bulters

Mr. S. Price

 Invited members

 Prof. C. Watts

Prof. T. Aziz

 Mr. N. Kitchen (SBNS President)      

 Mr. G. Critchley

Prof. R. Brownstone 

 Mr J. Thorne (SBNS Hon. Sec)

 Prof. P. Eldridge

Prof. S. Gill

 Mr. P. Mitchell (BJN Editor)

 Prof. A. King

Prof. N. Gurusinghe

 Mrs C. Turner (Research Manager)  

 Prof. C. Mallucci

Prof. I. Kamaly

 Mr A. Kolias (BNTRC)

 Prof. M. Wilson

Prof. L. Zinzo

 Mr. R. Piper  (BNTRCChair)

 Mr. M. Jenkinson

Prof. D. Choi

 Mr D. Barone (BNTA Rep)

 Mr. P. Brennan

Prof. I. Kamaly-Asl


Last Updated: 19 July 2019