President Colin Esler (Leicester)
Immediate Past President Richard Parkinson (Wirral)
President Elect Post Currently vacant
Secretary Tony Hui (South Tees)
Treasurer Leela Biant (Edinburgh)
Research Andrew Toms
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 Sanjeev Anand (Teeside)
Early years consultant member Alex Dodds (Cheltenham)
Early years consultant member David Elson

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
Post vacant

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

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

The tenure of the Treasurer is for 3 years.

Current Honorary Treasurer
Leela Biant 2014 –

Past Honorary Treasurers
Mr Richard Parkinson From – 2014
Mr Colin Esler

The post holder is expected to play a full role in Executive meetings and general duties, responsibilities and tasks. They are 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. They have responsibility for responding to issues that are raised relating to knee education either internally at BASK or via other agencies such as BOA/SAC. They will need to co-ordinate / facilitate BASK work on education projects such as Wikipaedics. When required provide “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

The tenure of the Research secretary is

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
Ram Venketesh

Past webmasters
Mr David Johnson

The tenure of the post is for 3 years.

Current EWG coding lead
David Johnson 2017 – Current date

Previous EWG coding leads

Tenure of the post is to be decided.

Current Registries secretary
Post vacant

Previous Registries secretaries
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
Mr Sanjeev Anand 2014 – Current date

Previous BASK Executive members
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 administrative centre for BASK is held within the offices of the British Orthopaedic Association.

The current BASK administration is managed by Hazel Choules.