College Council

The Council of the College of General Dentistry is elected by members and guides the Trustees on the development of the College to serve patients and the dental professions across general dentistry.

The Council was first formed in 2021 through the transfer of members of the board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice. These members then served out the remainder of their elected terms of office as members of College Council, and the last of these mandates ended in June 2024.

Fourteen seats on Council are elected from within geographic constituencies, thirteen of these representing regions of the UK and one representing our overseas members. Three additional seats to expand representation across the dental team, which have been appointed since 2021, were replaced in June 2024 by four elected seats representing each of our role-based faculties of membership.

The elected Council may also appoint additional individuals to serve it in non-voting capacities for renewable one-year terms. Current appointees, ex officio, are the College’s Patient Representative and the Editor-in-Chief of the Primary Dental Journal.

Seats on Council are elected on a rotational basis, with Council members serving three-year terms. Subject to re-election, Council members may serve up to three terms of office (i.e. nine years) in total. Two Vice Presidents are elected annually from within the Council, and Council members may serve up to two terms (i.e. two years in total) as a Vice President.

The President of the College is elected by and from within Council – from June 2024, appointed from within the Membership – for a three-year, non-renewable term.

College Council

Roshni KariaPresidentSouth East & South West Thames Region
Matthew CollinsVice PresidentFaculty of Dentists Representative & National Representative
Patricia ThomsonVice President West & North Scotland
Prof Igor Blum Non-voting Representative
Steve CampbellFaculty of Dental Technology & Clinical Dental Technology Representative
Maria Clark Non-voting Representative
Jane DalgarnoFaculty of Dental Nursing & Orthodontic Therapy Representative
Stuart Ellis Trent & East Anglia
Nicola GoreNorth Thames
Helen Kaney National Representative
Fazeela Khan-OsborneCentral London
Eldo KoshyOverseas Member Representative
Dalip Kumar Wales
Yann Maidment East of Scotland
Ewen McColl South West
Anoup NandraWest Midlands
Susan Nelson Northern Ireland
Sami StagnellWessex & Oxford region
Thomas Stapleton Yorkshire & Northern region
Miranda SteeplesFaculty of Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy Representative
Janine Yazdi-DoughtyNorth West