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BOTA/BOA Culture & Diversity Champions

BOTA and BOA are excited to announce our new regional 'Culture & Diversity (C&D) Champions' following nominations and elections in February 2022. We had a great response and elected an outstanding cohort of Champions from across the UK.


The new C&D Champions are representatives of BOA and BOTA and will work together with BOA and BOTA to encourage, inspire and stimulate positive change in work culture and to build a more diverse and inclusive environment for our specialty.


We look forward to working with our new Champions in creating change and improving culture and DEI in Orthopaedics.


East Midlands: Ms Rosie Gnap & Mr Sheikh Nomaan

East of England: Ms Rachel Clegg & Mr Ghulam Abbas

London: Ms Kate Atkinson & Ms Yael Gelfer

Kent, Surrey, Sussex: Mr Zaid Ali & Mr Ogho Obakponovwe

North East: Mr Jared Quarcoopome & Ms Sarah Johnson-Lynn

North West: Ms Kohlia Vani Sigamoney, Mr Tony Clayson, Ms Hannah Sevenoaks, & Mr Theophilus Asumu

Northern Ireland: Mr Fazal Hassan & Mr Ravikanth Pagoti

Scotland: Ms Jennifer Chery & Mr Thisara Chamupathie Weerasuriya

South West (Peninsula): Ms Kimberley Shuttlewood & Mr Ashraf Awad

South West (Severn):  Mr Abdul Hassan & Mr Nathaneal Ahearn

Thames Valley: Mr Asanka Wijendra & Ms Salma Chaudhury

Wales: Mr Yusuf Mirza & Dr Kodali Prasad

Wessex: Dr Saharish Saleem & Ms Joanna Higgins

West Midlands: Mr Alastair Stephens & Mr Kowshik Jain

Yorkshire and the Humber: Mr Sohail Nisar & Ms Elizabeth Moulder

For more information on the BOA website, please visit:

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