The Project Board

The NELA Project Board oversees strategic direction and is responsible for monitoring all aspects of delivery of the project by the Project Team and sub-contractors, and is accountable to the stakeholder organisations.

The current representatives on the Project Board are:

  • Mr Iain Anderson (Chair) - Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
  • Dr Dave Murray - NELA Chair
  • Dr Carolyn Johnston - NELA QI Lead
  • Ms Lyndsay Pearce -NELA Surgical Lead
  • Dr David Saunders - NELA Anaesthesia Lead
  • Mr John Abercrombie - Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
  • Prof David Cromwell - NELA Project Team Methodologist; Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
  • Dr William Harrop-Griffiths - Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)
  • Mr Oliver Potter - Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
  • Ms Emma Skipper - Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
  • Ms Lynne Smith - Patient Representative
  • Ms Gillian Tierney - Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
  • Ms Sharon Drake - RCoA Director of Clinical Quality and Research
  • Ms Carly Melbourne - RCoA Associate Director of Clinical Quality and Research
  • Mr Jose Lourtie - RCoA Head of Research
  • Ms Christine Taylor - RCoA Research Manager


NELA Project Board