President Colin Esler (Leicester)
Immediate Past President Richard Parkinson (Wirral)
President Elect Post Andrew Price (Oxford)
Secretary Tony Hui (South Tees)
Treasurer Leela Biant (Edinburgh)
Research Andrew Toms (Exeter)
Education Andrew Porteous (Bristol)
Webmaster Ram Venketash (Leeds)
Chapter H EWG Coding lead David Sands Johnson (Stockport)
Registries secretary Vacant pending appointment
Editor The Knee Journal Caroline Hing (London)
Executive member at Large Alasdair Santini (Liverpool)
Early years consultant member Alex Dodds (Cheltenham)
Early years consultant member David Elson (Gateshead)

The President of BASK holds the post for a 2 year period following election. As well as their Executive committee role they host the BASK conference in their final year of office. Their term starts at the BOA conference after election at the Spring BASK conference.

President Elect
Prof Andrew Price 2018 – 2020

Current President
Mr Colin Esler 2016 – 2018

Immediate Past President
Mr Richard Parkinson 2014 – 2016

Past Presidents
Prof Simon Donell 2012 – 2014
Mr Timothy Wilton 2010 – 2012
Mr Chris Dodd 2008 – 2010
Mr Nick Fiddian 2006 – 2008
Mr Robin Allum 2004 – 2006
Mr Neil Thomas 2002 – 2004
Mr Malcolm Glasgow 2000 – 2002
Mr John Newman 1998 – 2000
Mr David Dandy 1996 – 1998
Mr Jonathan Noble 1994 – 1996
Mr Paul Aichroth 1992 – 1994
Mr R Denham 1990 – 1992
Mr Lorden Trickey 1988 – 1990
Mr W Waugh 1986 – 1988
Mr Adrian Henry 1984 – 1986

The Secretary organises the programmes for the annual Spring meeting and BOA congress knee day, along with any other academic knee meetings that BASK is involved in (e.g. ESSKA). They organise the BASK AGM and Executive meetings, including the agenda, minutes and booking of venues. The BASK secretary liaises with the BOA and other specialist societies including international knee societies. They are also responsible for communicating with the membership on all BASK matters including selection of travelling fellowships and research grants.

The tenure of the secretary is for 3 years.

Current Honorary Secretary
Mr Tony Hui 2016 –

Past Honorary Secretaries
Mr Colin Esler 2013 – 2016
Mr Gautam Chakrabarty 2011 – 2013
Mr Timothy Wilton – 2011
Mr Roger Smith 2003 –
Mr Robin Allum 1999 – 2003
Mr Nick Fiddian 1996 – 1999
Mr Neil Thomas 1993 – 1996
Mr M Harding 1990 – 1993
Mr John Ireland 1986 – 1990
Mr A Hall 1984 – 1986

The Treasurer is responsible for running the financial affairs of BASK, this includes day to day management especially for collection of membership fees and keeping the books up to date. The duties also involve ensuring oversight of the finances of each BASK annual congress. Finally, management of additional funding for the various fellowships that BASK supports.

The tenure of the Treasurer is for 3 years.

Current Honorary Treasurer
Leela Biant 2014 –

Past Honorary Treasurers
Mr Richard Parkinson 2008 – 2014
Mr Colin Esler 2004 – 2008
Mr Tim Wilton 1999 – 2004
Mr Derek Bickerstaff 1995 – 1999
Mr Colin Fergusson 1992 – 1995
Mr A Jackson 1988 – 1992
Mr F Heatley 1982 – 1988

The post holder will be expected to play a full role in Exec meetings and general Exec duties, responsibilities and tasks. They are be expected to have input into the content of BASK meetings as well as sessions that BASK are asked to provide at other meetings e.g.BOA/ESSKA. Responsibility for responding to Issues that are raised relating to knee education either internally at BASK or via other agencies such as BOA/SAC. Co-ordinating /facilitating BASK work on projects such as Knee Wikipaedics. Providing “knee opinion” to other agencies such as SAC regarding knee surgery e.g. regarding indicative numbers, logbooks, PBA’s, effect of NJR on training. Provide input regarding Knee Fellowships and BASK support for training opportunities for consultants and trainees.

Tenure of post: 3 years

Current Education Secretary
Mr Andrew Porteous

Past Education Secretaries
Mr Andrew Price
Mr Phil Hirst
Mr Derek Bickerstaff 2002 – 2004
Mr Chris Dodd 1998 – 2002
Mr Robin Allum 1995 – 1998
Mr A Jackson 1992 – 1995

The Research Lead has responsibility for defining the BASK research direction in association with the other members of the BASK executive team. They coordinate, collaborate and communicate research priorities within the BOA, NIHR, BASK membership and other subspecialty groups. They run the appointment process for the BASK research fellow. They set the knee research agenda by initiating the use of Priority Setting Partnerships and subsequently organising, supporting, and encouraging high quality collaborative research across the UK.The tenure of the Research secretary is 3 years

Current Research representative
Mr Andrew Toms 2017 –

Past Research representative
Mr Andrew Price From – 2017

The current UK Editor of The Knee Journal sits on the Executive committee as the Editor in chief of The Knee. In this capacity they keep the committee updated on the developments with the journal in order to reflect the readers’ opinions. They give an annual report to the Committee on the Impact factor, reviewer times and results of the publisher’s meetings.

Current Editors
Ms Caroline Hing 2013 –
Oday Al-Dadah 2015 –

Past Editors
Dr J Stiehl (USA) – 2015
Prof Simon Donell – 2013
Dr Mike Ries (USA)
Mr Malcolm Glasgow
Dr Richard Laskin (USA)
Mr John Newman

The tenure of the Webmaster is for 5 years.

Current webmaster
Mr Ram Venketesh

Past webmasters
Mr David Sands Johnson

The tenure of the post is for 3 years.

Current EWG coding lead
Mr David Sand Johnson 2017 – Current date

Previous EWG coding leads

The assimilation and production of accurate, valid outcome data is an essential facet of a surgeon’s job plan. This position has the responsibility to oversee the establishment and running of the National registries relating to knee surgery. This will include systems for effective data collection and management, report generation and the integration with both industry and relevant (governmental and professional) organisations. An annual report of the progress and position of all registries is to be given at the annual congress.

Tenure of the post is to be decided.

Current Registries secretary
Post vacant

Previous Registries secretaries
Mr Sean O’Leary

There are posts on the BASK Executive in addition to the defined posts, who support the executive committee and membership in a number of roles. This has now been formalised and there will be a permanent post for an Executive member without a portfolio.

Current BASK Executive member
Alasdair Santini 2018 – 2021

Previous BASK Executive members
Mr Sanjeev Anand 2014 – 2017
Mr David Deehan From – 2014
Mr Colin Esler

The Junior Executive member are now two posts, the first created during 2010. The posts are aimed to encourage newly appointed consultants (within 5 years of starting a substantive post) to become involved in BASK, with a view to continuing to be involved throughout their career. The post is tenable for two years, but is appointed annually to allow handover of duties. Their principal role is to assist the Education Secretary.

Current Junior Executive members
Mr David Elson 2017 – 2019
Mr Alex Dodds 2016 – 2018

Previous Junior Executive members
Mr Adil Ajuied 2014 – 2016
Mr Will Jackson 2013 – 2016
Miss Leela Biant 2012 – 2014
Mr David Houlihan-Burne 2011 – 2013

The post of Editorial secretary no longer exists within BASK.

Previous Editorial secretaries
Mr Roger Smith 1998 – 2002
Mr David Barrett 1995 – 1998
Mr I Forster 1992 – 1995
Mr Malcolm Glasgow 1987 – 1992
Mr Paul Aichroth 1981 – 1987

The post of Meetings organiser no longer exists within BASK. The duties are now shared amongst the BASK Executive and BASK secretariat.

Previous Meetings organisers
MrI Stother 1995 – 1998
Mr Malcolm Glasgow 1992 – 1995

The administrative centre for BASK is held within the offices of the British Orthopaedic Association.

The current BASK administration is managed by Samantha Carroll.