I am a consultant HPB & transplant surgeon in Newcastle. I chair the regional HPB MDT and run a busy outreach clinic in Middlesbrough. I am passionate about ensuring equity of access and improving quality of care for patients with benign and malignant HPB disease across the North of England. As a past AUGIS trainee representative, I recognise the key role AUGIS has in developing the next generation of upper GI surgeons, encouraging diversity within its workforce and ensuring sustainability in an often demanding speciality. I will work hard to support AUGIS and represent the region.