Council member register of interests


Dame Clare Marx (GMC Ref No: 2387293) - Chair

Royal College of Surgeons England Fellow (former President) 
British Orthopaedic Association Honorary Fellow (former President) 
Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Fellow 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow Honorary Fellow 
Royal College of Physicians Fellow 
Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh Fellow 
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Senior Fellow (former Chair) 
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Honorary Fellow 
American College of Surgeons Honorary Fellow 
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust Employee 
British Palawan Trust Trustee 
Exeter University Honorary Doctorate of Science 2017
Leeds University Honorary Doctorate of Medicine 2018
Bristol University Honorary Doctorate of Science 2019 
Royal College of Psychiatrists Honorary Fellow 
Academy of Medical Educators
Honorary Fellow

Steven Burnett

Organisation Position
Golden Charter Non-Executive Director
Theatre Clywd North Wales Voluntary Board Member
Government Internal Audit Agency  Chair
Institute of Actuaries  Fellow 
GMC Services International Ltd Director 
GMC Pension scheme Trustee 


Lady Christine Eames

Organisation Position
Homestart Patron
Hunterhouse College Governor
Barnardos Committee member
Abbeyfield Belfast Trustee and Vice-Chair
Mother's Union Former World President
Two sons Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, one Daughter-in-law a GP and one Daughter-in-law a Consultant Dermatologist.
Mr Michael Eames and Dr Elizabeth McMullan (Eames) are Directors of an Independent Health Care Provider.
Mr Niall Eames is a Partner in Private Consulting Rooms and Clinical Director of Orthopeadics for Belfast Trust.


Professor Anthony Harnden (GMC Ref No: 2807869)

Organisation Position
Morland House Surgery, Wheatley, Oxfordshire Partner
University of Oxford Professor of Primary Care
St Hugh's College, University of Oxford Governing Body fellow
Royal College of General Practitioners Fellow
Medical Defence Union Member
Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation Deputy Chairman
British Medical Association Paid Member


Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Organisation Position
House of Lords Labour Member
Privy Council Counsellor
British Fluoridation Society President
Health Care Supply Association President
Hospital Caterers Association President
Royal College of Ophthalmologists Trustee
Foundation for Liver Research Trustee
Royal College of Physicians Honorary Fellow
Royal College of GPs Honorary Fellow
Faculty of Public Health Honorary Fellow
Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons Honorary Fellow
GS1 UK President
Philip Hunt Consultancy Self-employed consultant
Eden & Partners Consultant and trainer
SweatCo Ltd Advisory Board Member
TenXHealth Advisory Board Chair 
Brother-in-law owns Happy Computers, which also trades as Happy ltd, and has undertaken training for some GMC staff up to 2015.
Step daughter-in-law undertakes market research/business intelligence for market research agencies on behalf of pharmaceutical companies.
Philip Hunt was appointed a non-executive director of the Heart of England NHS Trust in October 2010 and subsequently became Chairman in April 2011 serving until July 2014. [Surgeon Mr Ian Paterson was excluded from practise at the trust in May 2011. The Independent Review led by Sir lan Kennedy was commissioned and reported under his Chairmanship].
Philip was Health Minister from 1999-2003 and in 2007 which involved some responsibilities in relation to the matters reviewed by the Gosport Independent Panel and also in relation to the matters being reviewed by the Infected Blood Enquiry


Professor Deirdre Kelly (GMC Ref No: 2598565)

Organisation Position
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist
University of Birmingham Professor of Paediatric Hepatology
Academic/private/legal practice Self employed
Alberio/Intercept/Mirum Consultant/Advisory Board Member on the design of clinical trials in children cholestasis
Gilead Science, Astellas Intercept, Mirum, Alberio, Abbvie The Liver Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital receives grants / payment of trial expenses for clinical trials in children with viral hepatitis and / or immunosuppression and drugs to treat children with Cholestatic liver disease
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Fellow
American Gastroenterological Association Member
American Society of Transplantation Member
British Association for the Study of the Liver Member
British Transplantation Society Member
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member
British Viral Hepatitis Group Member
European Association for the Study of Liver Member
European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member
International Paediatric Transplant Association Member
Royal College of Physicians Fellow
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Fellow
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Fellow
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign – Services Development Committee (from Oct 2010) Member
British Medical Association Member
International Liver Transplant Society Member
The Transplantation Society Member
Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CLIMB – from 1999) Medical Advisor
GMC Pension scheme Trustee
Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB CRCI)
Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
HCV National Register Steering Meeting
NICE Guidelines Chair
Birmingham Cathedral Diocese Trustee


Professor Paul Knight (GMC Ref No: 2343239)

Organisation Position
Social Security Scotland Head of Clinical Operations
Glasgow University Medical School Honorary Professor
Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh Fellow
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Fellow
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland Fellow
Royal College of Physicians in London Fellow
British Geriatrics Society Past President / Member
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society Past President
Age and Ageing Editorial Board Chairman
Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership Consultant Geriatrician and older people's adviser
Atlas of Variation Group, Scottish Government Health Department Chair 
GMC Services International ltd Deputy Chair
Swedish Research Council review panel for Clinical Therapy Research


Dame Suzi Leather

Organisation Position
Exeter University Honorary Doctor of Laws 2003
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)  Fellow ad eundem 2004 
Huddersfield University Honorary Doctor of Civil Laws of 2005 
FRPSH Honorary 2006 
Aberdeen University Honorary Doctor of Laws 2007
Leicester University Honorary Doctor Law of 2007
Hospiscare Devon Vice President
Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education Chair
Labour Party Member
Donor Conception Network    Patron
Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Independent Chair
Brother, sister, sister-in-law, daughter and a niece are all practising doctors.



Dame Denise Platt DBE

Organisation Position
Family Action     Vice Patron
Methodist Homes for the Aged     Patron
NSPCC Honorary Council Member
NIHR School of Social Care Research, LSE Member, Advisory Board
Solicitors Regulation Authority Board member, Chair People Strategy Committee, member Business Oversight Board
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Honorary Life Member
University of Bedfordshire Honorary Fellow and Member of the University Court
Parliamentary and Political Service Honours Committee Independent Member


Amerdeep Somal

Organisation Position
Financial Ombudsman Service
Independent Assessor
Ministry of Justice Judge Immigration and Asylum Chamber
Ministry of Justice Judge Social Security and Child Support Chamber
Cabinet Office, Public Appointments Senior Independent Panel Member


Co-opted members

Elizabeth Butler - Audit and Risk Committee

Organisation Position
Connect Health Limited Non-Executive Director
Zenon Consulting Senior Associate
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Chair of Audit Committee
Regulator of Social Housing Board member and Chair of Audit Committee
Bar Standards Board Lay member of the Governance Risk and Audit Committee
The Royal British Legion Trustee and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
EJ Butler, Chartered Accountant Principal
5th Beckenham South Scout Group Treasurer and Trustee
Nankseido Education and Welfare Trust Treasurer and Trustee
Elizabeth's daughter is also employed by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust as a clinical Psychologist.

Kenneth Gill  - Audit and Risk Committee

Organisation Position
Policy Connect Limited Board Non-Executive Director of Main Board
Policy Connect Audit and Resources Committee Chair
Greenwood Academy Trust Trustee and Finance Committee member
Study Portals Advisory Board Member
Ken's niece is a student of medicine at York and Hull University Medical School
Ken's sister is a lecturer at Sunderland University Medical School


Keith Mackay - Investment Committee

Organisation Position
CFA Institute Member
CFA UK Member
International Students Trust Trustee
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Fellow
OurInterest Inc. Consultant
GLG Council member


Tim Scholefield - Investment Committee

Organisation Position
BMO Capital & Income Trust Plc Director & Board Member
Fidelity Asian Values Plc Director & Board Member
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust Non Executive Director
City Merchants High Yield Trust Limited Chairman
Gresham House Consultant


David Stewart - Investment Committee

 Organisation  Position
Consumers Association / Which Lay member, Investment Committee
British Airways Pensions Chief Investment Officer (effective from 10 February 2020)


External chairs

Jim McKillop (GMC Ref No: 1328765) - Chair, Board of Pension Trustees

Organisation Position
Royal College of Physicians London Fellow
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Fellow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Fellow
Royal College of Radiologists Fellow
University of Glasgow Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Academy of Medical Educators Honorary Fellow
Scottish Deans Medical Education Group Past Chair
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions Adviser/Member
University of Orebro, Sweden Honorary Doctorate
International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur Honorary MD
St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow Vestry Secretary
GMC Pension scheme Trustee and Chair
Academy of Medical Sciences Former Fellow