Our Executives

Along with the ACPGBI office bearers, the Executive Committee includes chairs of the Education and Training, External Affairs, Multidisciplinary Clinical and Research and Audit committees, and a BDRF representative*.

*post currently being appointed

Mr Brendan Moran


Brendan Moran, President of ACPGBI, Consultant Surgeon Basingstoke since 1995. Main interests are rectal cancer, imaging rectal cancer and peritoneal malignancy. Currently running Significant Polyp Early Colorectal Cancer (SPECC) program.

Miss Nicola Fearnhead

Miss Nicola Fearnhead

President Elect

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, Chair of NBOCA Clinical Advisory Group, Honorary Secretary of IBD Clinical Advisory Group and member of NCRI Colorectal CSG Surgical Subgroup. Executive Lead for Clinical Outcome Publication for Bowel Cancer from 2014-16. Chair of ACPGBI Research & Audit Committee 2013-17. Convenor of ACPGBI IMPACT initiative.

Steven Brown

Steven Brown


Consultant in Coloproctology in Sheffield since 2002. Previous Honorary Secretary to the ACPGBI Previous Secretary to the RSM section of coloproctology Reader in Surgery Sheffield University Specific interests in Pelvic Floor (incontinence and constipation) colonoscopy and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).

Mr Charles Maxwell-Armstrong

Honorary Secretary

Mr Maxwell-Armstrong is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Nottingham University Hospital.

Mr Tim Cook

Mr Tim Cook

Honorary Treasurer

Consultant Surgeon, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester. Main clinical interests include colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Mr Seamus Kelly

Honorary Assistant Treasurer

Areas of specialty are coloproctology, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and colonoscopy. He is also a senior lecturer in surgery

Ciaran Walsh

Multidisciplinary Clinical Committee (MCC) Chair

Consultant colorectal and general surgeon at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals since 1998.

Mr James Wheeler

Assistant Honorary Secretary, Education and Training Committee Chair

James Wheeler is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, and Specialty Lead for Colorectal Surgery, at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

Mr Austin Acheson

Mr Austin Acheson

Research and Audit Committee Chair

Mr Acheson is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Associate Professor at Nottingham University. Main interests include Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Anaemia and Clinical Trials.

Mr Mark Chapman

External Affairs Committee Chair

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Heart of England Foundation Trust. A member of the ACPGBI for over 20 years, he has held many posts starting by representing trainees on the Education Committee. More recently he has chaired the Independent Health Care Committee.