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.
ACPGBI Policy on Declarations of Interest
Jared Torkington trained in medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, London and underwent surgical training in both London and Wales. His sub-specialty training in colorectal surgery was obtained in Cardiff, Swansea and St Marks Hospital in London.
Justin Davies is a colorectal surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he is also Deputy Medical Director. He is an Affiliated Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.
Athur (Hari) Harikrishnan is a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon and trained in South Wales and East Anglia and is based in Sheffield. His interests include cancer, IBD and proctology. He is actively involved in teaching, training and simulation, TPD and runs several courses in Sheffield.
Graham Branagan is a Consultant General Surgeon at New hall Hospital in Salisbury who specialises in colorectal conditions
Assistant Honorary Secretary
Laura Hancock is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe). Laura 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.
David McArthur is a consultant general surgeon. He is a Consultant Colorectal, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon performing colorectal surgery and colorectal operations on the NHS and privately, at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull.
Assistant Honorary Treasurer
Consultant general surgeon specialising in hernia repair, haemorrhoid treatment, pelvic floor surgery and implant surgery for continence, colorectal surgery and keyhole surgery.
Multidisciplinary Clinical Committee (MCC) Chair
Michael Davies is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon in Cardiff for the last 10 years.
Research and Audit Committee Chair
Jim Tiernan is a consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the John Goligher Unit in Leeds and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Leeds.
Education and Training Committee Chair
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Specialises in colorectal cancer services; General Surgery. Colorectal cancer services at the colorectal cancer services at Countess Of Chester
External Affairs Committee Chair
Katie Adams is a consultant colorectal surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust where she is also the lead for gastrointestintal surgery.
She regularly presents at national and international academic meetings on colorectal surgery, including robotic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery.