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*.

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Steven Brown


Consultant in Coloproctology in Sheffield since 2002.

Peter Sagar

Peter Sagar


Consultant Surgeon St James's University Hospital, Leeds. Main interests include surgery for advanced primary and recurrent colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and laparoscopic surgery.

Charles Maxwell-Armstrong


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

James Wheeler

Honorary Secretary

James Wheeler is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, and Divisional Director for Surgery, at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

Graham Branagan

Assistant Honorary Secretary

Graham Branagan is a Consultant General Surgeon at New hall Hospital in Salisbury who specialises in colorectal conditions.

Seamus Kelly

Honorary Treasurer

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

Athur Harikrishnan

Assistant Honorary Treasurer

Mr Harikrishnan is a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon and trained in East Anglia, working as a consultant in Doncaster for 4 years before moving to Sheffield in 2014

Michael Davies

Multidisciplinary Clinical Committee (MCC) Chair

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Cardiff for the last 10 years

Jim Tiernan

Research and Audit Committee Chair

He is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the John Goligher Unit in Leeds and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Leeds.

Laura Hancock

Education and Training Committee Chair

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe). I graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine, London and surgical training was undertaken in London, Oxford and the Northwest. This was followed by a National ALSGBI/RCS Eng Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship in Leeds in 2015.

Shahab Siddiqi

External Affairs Committee Chair

Mr Shahab Siddiqi is a General Surgeon at Springfield Hospital in Essex and Rivers Hospital in Herfordshire