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Elected Officers


Mr Neil Kitchen

2018-2020 Sept

Imediate Past President

Mr Paul May

2018-2019 Sept

Vice President & NNAP Lead

Mr Nick Phillips

2018-2020  Feb



Mr N Mendoza

2019-2023 Jan

Honorary Secretary

Mr John Thorne

2015-2019 Sept

Meetings Secretaries

Mr Mark Willson &
Ms Catherine Gilkes

2016-2020 Sept

Elected Members of the SBNS Council
Mr J Nissen 2014-2019 July 
Prof C Watts 2016-2021 Oct
Mr S  Basu 2016-2021 Oct
Mr C Tolias 2016-2021 Oct
Mr M Radatz 2017-2022 Jan
Mr S Cooke 2017-2022 July
Mr P Grundy 2017-2022 July
Ms J Grieve  2018-2023 Feb
Prof I Kamaly  2018-2023 Feb
Mr C Wigfield  2019-2024 Dec
Ex-Officio Members of the 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    
Mr W Taylor Jan 2016    
NICE Representative  
Prof. N Gurusinghe appointed in October 2011
BNTA Representative Lay Member
Mr A Jayasekera  2018 –2020 April Mrs S Woodward 2010-2017 July
Invited Members to Council on a Rotational Basis to Report on their Sub-Specialty
Speciality Lead Sub-Speciality Organisation
Mr R Edwards Paediatrics British Paediatric Neurosurgical Group (BPNG)
Prof K Ashkan Functional British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (BSSFN)

Mr D Walsh

Vascular British Neurovascular Group
Mr M Wilson Trauma British Neurotrauma Group
Prof P Hutchinson   Academic Neurosurgery The British Neurosurgical Research Group (BNRG)
Prof. C Watts Oncology
British Neuro-Oncology Society
Mr I Robertson Skull base British Skull Base Society
Mr A Golash  Spine
British Association of Spine Surgeons
Mr C Mallucci Cerebrospinal fluid (BCSFG)

British Cerebrospinal Fluid Group


Finance Committee

Honorary Treasurer
Mr N Mendoza (Chair)


Mr N. Kitchen          


Honorary Secretary
Mr J Thorne


Past President 
Mr P. May                


Meetings Secretaries
Mr M Wilson &
Ms C Gilkes 


Academic Committee
Prof. P J Hutchinson (Chair) Mr N. Kitchen                               
Prof. C Watts
Prof. A Belli
Mr D Bulters
Mr M Wilby
Prof. K Ashkan
Mr G Critchley
Mr P Brennan
Prof. P Eldridge
Mr C Tolias
Mr A Kolias
Prof. M Papadopoulos
Mr P Mitchell

Prof. L Zrinzo

Prof. W Gray
Prof. C Mallucci

Mrs C Turner

Prof. G Cruickshank
Mr M Jenkinson
Mr D Barone BNTA Research Rep
Prof. A King Mr S Price
Mr R Ma  BNTRC Chair
Prof. D Choi  Prof. R Brownstone
 Mr J Eraifej  NANSIG Chair
Last Updated: 15 January 2019