Council Membership:

  • President: Mark Davies
  • President Elect: Robert Clayton
  • Immediate Past President: Rick Brown
  • Honorary Secretary: Jitendra Mangwani
  • Treasurer: Hiro Tanaka
  • Media & Communications Committee Chair: Karan Malhotra
  • Education Committee Chair: Callum Clark
  • Clinical Practice Committee Chair: Lyndon Mason
  • Scientific Committee Chair: Dave Townshend
  • Chief Operating Officer: Jo Millard
  • Director: Paul Halliwell
  • Trustee: Steve Hepple
  • Trustee: Steve Bendall
  • EFAS Representative: James Ritchie
  • EDI Lead: Anna Chapman

The rules for election to the BOFAS Council can be found here.


Mark Davies - President

Mark B Davies is a graduate of Southampton University from 1993 who subsequently underwent specialist training in Sheffield.  He undertook two Fellowships, one in trauma and limb reconstruction in Sheffield and the other in adult foot and ankle surgery in Brisbane in 2005.  He is a consultant and honorary clinical lecturer in the Sheffield Foot and Ankle Unit, the lead for undergraduate education in orthopaedic surgery and the SFAU lead for research and audit. 

Elected March 2023

Robert Clayton - President-Elect

Robert Clayton moved to Edinburgh in 1994 and graduated in 2000. He undertook Basic and Higher Surgical training in the South East Scotland region. He undertook fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery in Glasgow in 2009 before taking up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon in Fife in 2010. He has a highly specialised elective and trauma foot and ankle practice. He has an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and orthopaedic research. He is a council member of the Foot and Ankle Scotland group and has served on faculty at numerous courses and conferences in the region.

Elected March 2024

Rick Brown - Immediate Past President 

Rick Brown graduated from the University of Cambridge and King’s College Hospital, London, before completing orthopaedic training on the Middlesex & Stanmore Rotation, London and then Fellowships in Sydney and at Harvard, USA. After appointment as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2004, he established the new Foot and Ankle Service in Cheltenham and ran a Regional Paediatric Foot Clinic at Bristol Children’s Hospital. In 2016 he was appointed as a Consultant in the Foot & Ankle Team at  The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, where his practice covers all areas of Foot & Ankle surgery including sports injuries, neurological conditions, complex forefoot pathology, arthritis and young adult problems. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery of  the University of Oxford. Education in Foot & Ankle surgery is his special interest. Since 2012 he has served on the BOFAS Education committee, of which he was the Chairman. He designed several new Courses in the UK as well as overseas and is an experienced Course Director and Chairman of Instructional courses either at conferences or as a webinar. He has served on the Court of Examiners of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) for eight years.

Elected March 2022

Jitendra Mangwani - Honorary Secretary

Jit Mangwani is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester. He undertook higher specialist training in orthopaedics on the Royal London Hospital rotation. He has a keen interest in medical research and education. He is chief investigator for several outcome studies on ankle fractures, Achilles tendon rupture and other foot and ankle conditions. He is principal investigator for a number of multi-centre national studies. He is currently leading BOFAS James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership project. He has been conferred the title of ‘academic champion and honorary fellow’ by University of Leicester. He serves on the editorial board of several reputable orthopaedic journals. His contribution towards research in foot and ankle conditions has been recognised with several national and international prizes. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored several chapters in books including AO manual of fracture management on Foot and Ankle Trauma. He is passionate about medical education and is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training. He is regularly invited as a faculty to national and international courses and conferences. He is actively involved in the training and teaching of General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals.

Elected March 2023 

Hiro Tanaka - Treasurer

Hiro Tanaka is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Newport, South Wales.  He is passionate about improving the quality of surgical training and promoting clinical leadership in the NHS.  He designed the BOFAS Principles Course on behalf of the Education Committee in 2010 and continues to be a member of the committee.  He is Chairman of the Education and Revalidation Committee of the BOA and is an examiner for the FRCS (Orth).

Elected November 2019 | Re-elected March 2023

Karan Malhotra - Chair Media and Communications Committee

Karan Malhotra  is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK. He graduated from Manchester with honours before beginning his core surgical and early registrar training in Yorkshire. He completed his registrar training on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Training Rotation, London. He undertook Foot & Ankle Fellowships in Singapore, Melbourne and Stanmore. He is actively involved with research, medical education and quality improvement. He has extensive experience with IT and databases and was co-opted to the BOFAS Outcomes Committee in October 2017 and the IT Committee in November 2019, then elected as a full member in March 2021.

Elected March 2024

Callum Clark - Chair Education Committee

Callum Clark graduated from Cambridge and completed his orthopaedic training in the north west London training programme, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Melbourne, Australia. He was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals in 2004 and has a busy foot and ankle surgical practice. He has run an accredited postgraduate Foot and Ankle fellowship programme since 2007, regularly teaches at regional and national courses is co-convenor of a Foot and Ankle Trauma course for SpRs. Elected to EdComm 2013 and 2016.

Elected March 2022

Lyndon Mason - Chair Clinical Practice Commitee 

Lyndon Mason qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine, completing his orthopaedic training in Wales before moving to Liverpool as a consultant specialising in Major trauma and foot and ankle surgery. Before joining Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, he completed BOFAS travelling fellowships in the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, America and Carl Gustav Carus University, Dresden, Germany. In Liverpool, Prof Mason obtained the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Gold Fellowship Award. His pioneering research has become nationally and internationally recognised, winning over 30 regional, national and international prizes in the last 10 years. He has been awarded the Hunterian Professorship from the Royal college of surgeons in 2020 for his work on ankle fractures, the Robert Jones gold medal and Association prize in 2017 for his work on the evolution of the foot and the Jaques Duparc prize from EFORT for his work on discovery of a new foot ligament. Prof Mason has co-led work that has won the Chan Chen memorial prize, the highest award from the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society on 4 separate occasions. In 2023, Prof Mason achieved a National Clinical Impact Award Level 1 for contribution to safe and high-quality care and improvement of NHS services. Prof Mason is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool, where he is the undergraduate lead in Musculoskeletal disease for the School of Medicine. Furthermore, Prof Mason is a respected National educator, as an invited faculty member for courses by the British Orthopaedic Association, Royal College of Surgeons , AO, Royal Society of Medicine and British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.  

Elected March 2024

Dave Townshend - Chair Scientific Committee

David Townshend graduated from Newcastle University and completed his surgical training in the Northern Region. He undertook a research fellowship in New Zealand and Foot and Ankle fellowship in Vancouver, Canada before taking a consultant post with the Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust in 2010. Dave leads an active foot and ankle research team in Northumbria and is an MSc Supervisor for Bath and Dundee Universities.

Elected March 2023

Jo Millard - Chief Operating Officer

Jo Millard is Chief Operating Officer for the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Her role is wide ranging and sees her working alongside the Education Committee, organising and running 6 UK training courses and 2 International training courses each year; with Scientific Committee, as PSP co-ordinator on the BOFAS Foot & Ankle Surgery PSP; and Outcome Committee, as Data Protection Officer.  Jo also sits on BOFAS Council and works closely with the BOFAS Treasurer on the society accounts in addition to organising the Annual Scientific Meeting each year with the Society President.

Paul Halliwell - Director

Paul Halliwell graduated from Guy’s Hospital, London. His early training included Oxford, St. Thomas’ and St. George’s Hospitals, then Fellowship training at Great Ormond Street and in Toronto. He is consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Guildford, Surrey, specialising in conditions and trauma of the foot and ankle in both adults and children. He teaches at all grades from medical students to fellow consultants. He has been convenor and faculty on training courses in the UK and Europe including Surrey University cadaveric training courses and Ankle Replacement Courses. Paul has been FRCS (Tr & Orth) examiner and previously served on the Education Committee helping develop the Principles Courses, and as Chair of the Outcome Committee.

Steve Hepple - Trustee

Steve Hepple is a NHS Consultant Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and recent Clinical Director Musculoskeletal Services at North Bristol NHS Trust. He trained initially in Sheffield and Bristol before undergoing specialist training in Brisbane and Dallas. He specialises in sports injury, trauma and foot & ankle surgery including ankle arthroscopy and replacement.

Steve served two terms as BOFAS Treasurer and is a BOFAS Past President. He is also a faculty member of AO trauma.

Steve Bendall - Trustee

Steve Bendall qualified from Charing Cross Hospital and trained in London latterly on the St George’s Hospital training program being appointed in Haywards Heath in 1997. He was an FRCS Orth examiner for ten years and one of the TPD’s for the then new HEEKSS training program. He has been an active member of BOFSS which later became BOFAS since 1999 and has been involved with Ed Comm and later founded Out Comm in the run up to being BOFAS President in 2014. He served as a trustee on the BOA and was also a Visitor for the HCPC from his involvement with surgical podiatry. He is currently GIRFT system lead for T&O and has supported the NCIP project which is currently being rolled out. He also contributed to the ankle arthritis networks that BOFAS is developing and continues to publish in this area, and is a sub editor of Orthopaedics and trauma.

His role as a Trustee is to provide Council both support and scrutiny in their strategy and decisions making.

James Ritchie - EFAS Representative

James Ritchie is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon based in Tunbridge Wells and was appointed in 2005.  He trained in the SE Thames Region and has undertaken a Specialist Foot & Ankle Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore.  He is committed to medical education and runs the South East Thames Foot and Ankle training programme and the Guy's Hospital Foot and Ankle Course.

Anna Chapman - EDI Lead

Anna Chapman is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire, with a specialist interest in Foot and Ankle surgery.She qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals School of Medicine in London and completed her Orthopaedic training on the Warwick rotation. She undertook Fellowship training in Bournemouth and Bristol, and was appointed as a Consultant in 2012. She completed a Masters Degree in Medical Education at the University of Warwick in 2010 and continues to pursue her interest in all things educational. Anna is currently the Lead Training Programme Director for the West Midlands and is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee.  She has served two terms on the BOFAS Education Committee (2015-2023) and is currently the Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for BOFAS.