Don Menzies - President

Undergraduate Training: Westminster Hospital Medical School
Surgical Training: The Royal London Hospital
Consultant Post: Colchester General Hospital (1994-present)
ALSGBI Role: Honorary Treasurer
Clinical Interests: Upper gastrointestinal surgery, development of laparoscopic resectional surgery for gastric and oesophegeal cancers


Paul Leeder - Director of Education

Undergraduate Training: University of Sheffield
Surgical Training: Nottingham, Leeds, Oxford and Adelaide, Australia
Consultant Post: Upper GI Surgeon, Royal Derby Hospital
ALSGBI Role: Director of Education
Research: Oesophageal Cancer, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux, Bariatric Surgery, Training in Laparoscopic Surgery
Clinical Interests: Benign & Malignant diseases affecting the stomach, gallbladder & oesophagus. Bariatric surgery. Complex laparoscopic revision surgery, including hernia repair


Tan Arulampalam - Honorary Treasurer

Undergraduate Training: St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London
Surgical Training: London & Rome
Consultant Post: Colchester Hospital
ALSGBI Role: Honorary Treasurer
Research: Positron Emission Tomography for cancer imaging, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, surgical humidification, Texture analysis and AI for radiological diagnosis and prediction in cancer, Early diagnosis of colorectal cancer
Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery,

David Mahon - President Elect

Undergraduate Training: Sheffield University
Surgical Training: Wessex
Consultant Post: Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust
ALSGBI Role: Honorary Secretary
Research: Bariatric surgery, Laparoscopic upper GI surgery
Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric surgery, Anti-reflux surgery

Simon Dexter - President

Simon Dexter - Past President

Undergraduate Training: Southampton
Surgical Training: Nottingham, Wessex, Hull, Leeds, Hong Kong
Consultant Post: Leeds Teaching Hospitals
ALSGBI Role: Past President
Research: Obesity Surgery, oesophagogastric cancer
Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, Bariatric surgery, Oesophagogastric cancer, Functional oesophagogastric disease


Prof. Nader Francis - Honorary Secretary

Undergraduate Training: Cairo University
Surgical Training: NHS Tayside Teaching Hospital, Scotland
Consultant Post: Yeovil District Hospital
ALSGBI Role: Honorary Secretary
Research: Educational research; colorectal cancer and perioperative care
Clinical Interests: MIS in colorectal and general surgery