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CBS Executive Board


Mr Mark Henley FRCS (Plast)


CBS President - Mr Mark Henley

Mark is CBS's incoming President having recently demitted from his role as President of BAPRAS.  He is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon (Nottingham & Derby NHS Hospitals since 1994) and a Member of the British Burn Association, the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Society of Surgery of the Hand. Mark led the development of PRASIS to support improvements in patient care and standards of practice. Senior Consultant of Trent Regional Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery.

Professor John MacFie

CBS Founder & Immediate Past President - Professor John MacFie

John is the Founder of CBS, he retired from the NHS in May 2017. He was appointed as Consultant Surgeon to Scarborough in 1986 and from 2012 was employed by the York Foundation Teaching Hospital Trust. He has a personal Chair with the University of Hull and is affiliated to the Academic Surgical Unit, Castle Hill, Cottingham, Hull. He was President of the Association of Surgeons of GB and Ireland (ASGBI) from 2010 to 2012, was appointed Chairman of the Surgical Forum of GB and Ireland (formerly the Senate of Surgery) in 2013 and was President of the Federation of Surgical Speciality Associations of UK and Ireland in 2014-17.

Mrs Helen Crookes

CBS General Manager - Mrs Helen Crookes                               

Helen has been working for CBS since September 2019, and manages the day-to-day function of the organisation. She is the first point of contact for membership and referring enquiries to the Executive Team. Her background is in marketing, business development and admin having worked for a number of health, education and regulatory organisations.

Executive Board Member - Miss Shireen McKenzie

Shireen is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in Leeds University Teaching Hospitals and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Co-Head of Year 3 MBChB, University of Leeds - PGCert(ClinEd). Shireen is on the Advisory Board for the Faculty of Surgical Trainers( Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh). Her specialist interests are in surgical education, both at an Undergraduate and postgraduate level and creating nurturing surgical environments where we can "train and retain" the Surgeons of tomorrow.

Executive Board Member - Professor Mansoor Khan

Mansoor is a Consultant Oesophagogastric, General and Trauma Surgeon at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. He obtained FRCS in General Surgery in 2010 and deployed to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan followed by 1-year Trauma Critical Care Fellowship at the world-renowned R Adams Cowley Shock-Trauma Center. Mansoor has undertaken multiple operational tours and his positions have included; Consultant Advisor in General Surgery to the Medical Director, General Royal Navy and multiple international Honorary and Visiting Professorships, editor/associate editor and reviewer for multiple journals, Director of the Definitive Surgical TraumaSkills course at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and co-author of Trauma: Code Red.

Executive Board Member - Mr Peter Sedman

Peter is the Medical Director for the Department of Cardiology in Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Consultant Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon in Hull since 1996. His principal clinical interest is in laparoscopic surgery. Peter currently serves on the Education Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons and is the surgical representative on the Yorkshire NHS Senate. Previous positions include -  Minimal Access Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; President of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland; Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of Hull's sole private hospital for over 8 years.

Executive Board Member - Mr Simon Kendall

Simon is currently working for NHSEI North East and Yorkshire as Medical Director for Professional Standards and System Improvement. He was a cardiothoracic surgeon at James Cook University Hospital 1994 - 2022 with several leadership roles including being Chair of the Senior Medical Staff Committee, on the Local Negotiating Committee and more latterly Medical Director and Responsible Officer.

As a surgical trainer he served as regional programme director and on the national SAC, also being the first and only UK recipient of the European Da Vinci Trainer Award in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He served as Honorary Secretary 2013 - 18 and then President of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 - 22, sitting on RCS England Council, and also Vice President of the Federation of Specialty Surgical Associations 2020- 2022.



Executive Board Member - Mr Alistair Jenkins

Bio to follow

FSSA President - Professor Duncan Summerton

Duncan is the current FSSA President and is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and Honorary Professor, University of Leicester. He is the Past President of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) from 2018 to 2020. Duncan's major interests are in surgical andrology and the structure/provision of surgical services. He leads the East Midlands Penile Cancer Supra-network (6.5 million population) and has chaired the East Midlands Regional Training Committee since 2009. Previous positions - Chairman of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Panel in Urological Trauma 2009-2015; Examiner at his local Medical School and for the FRCS (Urol) for over 12 years and sat on the Intercollegiate Board of Urology until 2017.


Co-opted Board Member - Professor Peter Brennan

Peter is an NHS Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS) in Portsmouth, specialising in head and neck oncology with a personal chair for his research and education achievements. He has over 730 publications to date, with more than 80 on patient safety and human factors. He is a committed trainer and educator, collaborating across specialties and disciplines. Peter won the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) 2022 Silver Scalpel Award – the most prestigious accolade across all 10 UK surgical specialties for excellence in training. 


Co-opted Board Member - Miss Philippa Jackson

Philippa is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Breast and Body Surgery. Philippa is UK-trained and graduated from Kings College London, she has been working in Plastic Surgery exclusively since 2010. Her current roles include: Substantive Consultant Plastic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust; Private Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon; Medicolegal Expert in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery




Co-opted Board Member - Ms Ruth Warters

Bio to follow

Honorary Executive Board Member - Dr Richard Sherry

Richard is CBS's clinical psychologist-in-residence. Dr Sherry, whose roles have included
working as the former Head Clinical Psychologist for the Inpatient’s treatment for the US military; the
Clinical Psychologist for Essex Fire and Rescue and; latterly, he has helped develop the Aerospace
component for the BPS an Aviation and Aerospace Psychology, for which he is an specialist
registered member. His long-standing interest and expertise in developing healthier systems has led
him to his current area of work in strengthening the ecosystem within hospital and surgical teams. 


Mr Nigel Mercer



Past CBS Vice President - Mr Nigel Mercer

Nigel is the Immediate Past President of the FSSA and a founder member of CBS. He has a Master of Laws from Cardiff University degree. Nigel is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon (Bristol Surgery LLP); Positions held include - Emeritus Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Consultant in Oral and Dental Sciences – University Hospitals Bristol; Past President of BAPRAS, BAAPS and EASAPS; Chair of the Steering Group for Centre for Appearance Research - University of West of England; Chair of Board of Directors - European Cleft Organisation . Fellowships held; the Royal College of Surgeons of England; The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leaders and Management.





Past Executive Board Member - Mr Parvinderpal Sains

Parv is a Consultant Surgeon at Brighton & Sussex University NHS Trust with expertise in general surgery, coloproctology, laparoscopic and day surgery. He was previously a Consultant at The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer. Parv's  interests outside clinical and subspecialties lie in Clinical Governance and Medical Law and he holds a Diploma in Medical Law and is Clinical Governance lead for surgery in his NHS unit.