Our Trustees

Meet our current ACPGBI Trustee Members

Calling colorectal patients – a unique trustee opportunity

Have you experienced bowel disease or surgery? Do you want to make a difference for other patients?

ACPGBI is seeking two people who have been recent patients to serve as trustees on our Trustee Board.

The deadline for applications is Monday 19 March 2018.

Full details from here

Remit

  • To provide robust governance to ensure that the Association is fulfilling its charitable aims.
  • To receive and approve an annual statement of accounts ahead of its presentation at the AGM.
  • To ensure a timely return to the Charities Commission.
  • To review and agree the Association’s strategy and assist the Executive Committee of Council with its development.
  • To formally approve recommendations from Council, ahead of their presentation at the AGM, for changes to the Constitution of the Association.

Appointment of the Board of Trustees

  • Executive members are Trustees by virtue of their post within the ACPGBI.
  • Non-Executive members – These were appointed at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on  9 October 2017 at which the revised Articles of Association and the revised Constitution of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland were adopted.
  • In the future, additional or replacement Trustees will be appointed by the Board of Trustees as they see fit.

Composition of the Board of Trustees

Executive members

Current President, President-Elect, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.

Non-Executive members

The Chair is elected from their membership by the Board of Trustees.

Medical – at least five and ideally to include at least one nurse
(note: to avoid conflict of interest, non-Executive membership of the Board of Trustees would debar that member from sitting concurrently on the Council of the ACPGBI or on any of its committees. In the event that a non-Executive member of the Board of Trustees wished to sit on the ACPGBI Council or one of its committees, a period of one year would have to elapse after demitting office from the Board of Trustees before that member could do so.)

Lay (i.e. non-medically qualified individuals) – to include a minimum of two patient representatives, a lawyer, a trustee from a financial background and a non-medical academic.

Duration of appointment

  • Executive members – for the duration of their appointment on the Executive Committee
  • Non-Executive medical members – three years, renewable for a further three years.
  • Non-Executive lay members – three years, renewable for a further three years.

Trustees

Professor Robert J C Steele, Chair

ACPGBI Past President (Chair)

Professor Robert Steele obtained his initial surgical and academic training in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Aberdeen and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Nottingham in 1990.  He was then appointed Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Dundee in 1996 and as Professor of Surgery and Head of Academic Surgery in 2003.

Jon Bell

Lay Member

Jon is the Chief Financial Officer of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, a large integrated acute and community organisation that runs St Marks, Northwick Park, Ealing and Central Middlesex hospitals.

Maria Bentley

ACPGBI Patient Trustee

Maria Bentley is a project manager from the North West of England. She lives in Manchester and has spent the last 8 years working for the General Medical Council, the UK’s medical regulator. Maria has Ulcerative Colitis and underwent a colectomy in 2017, which has left her with an ileostomy.

Mr Tim Cook

Honorary Treasurer

Consultant Surgeon, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester.

Professor Paul Finan

ACPGBI Past President

Professor Paul Finan recently retired from his NHS post as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon in Leeds. He remains active in research and holds an honorary chair in colorectal surgery within the University of Leeds.

Ruth Fox

Lay Member

Ruth Fox is a retired solicitor. After graduating in law from University College London in 1976 she joined Slaughter and May, one of the leading commercial law firms in the City of London, where she remained for the whole of her professional career, becoming the firm’s first woman partner in 1986.

Mr Charles Maxwell-Armstrong

ACPGBI Honorary Secretary

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

Mr Brendan Moran

ACPGBI President

Brendan Moran, 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.

Nigel Scott

ACPGBI Past President

Nigel has been a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon since 1992 – his first 15 years as a Consultant were at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the last 10 years as a Consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust (LTHTR).

Graham Williams

ACPGBI Past President

Graham Williams is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust.