Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets three times a year, usually in March, September and December, and for a Strategy Meeting in June.

Our Annual General Meeting takes place in the spring to coincide with the Spring Biannual Meeting. 

Papers are available on our password-protected Executive Committee Papers and Dates page.

Members who wish items to be raised at the Executive should send details to the South West Division Manager at least three weeks prior to the meeting.

We’re holding elections for officers and members as below:


  • Education and Training Committee Representative
  • Executive Committee Members - 2 posts


  • Chair
  • Executive Committee Members - 2 posts

Who's on the Committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Richard Laugharne 2005 (E) Chair
Dr Deepak Sachdeva 2019 Vice Chair
Dr Peter Carpenter 2018 Financial Officer
Dr Elizabeth Adams 2017 Recruitment Lead
Dr Babafemi Akerele 2017 Deputy Regional Representative
Dr Hugh Amos 2011 (A) Committee Member
Dr Charles Antwi 2019 Deputy Regional Advisor
Dr Zabelle Aslanyan 2018 PTC Rep
Dr Vaishali Bhate 2016 College Representation at external organisations
Dr Gillian Bluck 2011 (A) Committee Member
Dr Janet Butler 2017 Regional Representative
Dr Manesh Chattopadhyay 2016 Deputy Regional Advisor
Dr Juzer Daudjee 2018 Editor
Dr Paul Divall 2014 (C) Committee Member
Dr Russell Gibson 2017 PTC Rep
Dr Kristina Gintalaite-Bieliauskiene 2018 Deputy Regional Representative
Dr Lucy Griffin 2017 Deputy Regional Representative
Dr Jonathan Haynes 2018 Regional Representative
Dr Ian Johnson 2016 (A) Committee Member
Dr Nicus Kotzé 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Celice McDermott 2018 Regional Representative
Dr Melanie Merricks 2017 Head of School
Dr Monica Mohan 2016 (A) Committee Member
Dr Andrew Moore 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Sally Morgan 2018 Regional Representative
Dr Velayudhan Ram 2013 (A) Regional Adviser
Dr Sarah Rawlinson 2017 Regional Representative
Dr Salim Razak 2018 Regional Representative
Dr Giles Richards 2016 Head of School
Dr Ian Rodin 2018 Division Mentoring Lead
Dr Ross Runciman 2017 PTC Rep
Dr Rohit Shankar 2012 (C) Committee Member
Dr Helen Sharrard 2016 Recruitment Lead
Dr David Somerfield 2013 (C) College Representation at external organisations
Dr Amjad Uppal 2012 (E) Committee Member
Dr David Whitty 2018 Deputy Regional Representative
Dr Paul Winterbottom 2012 (C) Central Policy Committee Representative

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