Wales Regional Council

The role of the Wales Regional Council members is to provide professional leadership in Wales and contribute at a national level to the maintenance and development of pathology services and the quality of care that patients receive. Members create influential linkages with the local stakeholders and build strong relationships with other key decision-makers to ensure that the College has a valued voice. They also filter and amplify relevant information for the College and communicate this information back to the College on a regular basis. 

Wales Regional Council membership

  • Dr Anu Gunavardhan

    Chair, Wales Regional Council (Elected 2022-2025)

  • Dr Huyam Abdelsalam

    Elected member (Cellular Pathology - North Wales)

  • Ms Helen Archer

    IBMS representative (Observer)

  • Dr Geoffrey Armstrong

    Clinical Science Workforce Representative

  • Professor Angharad P Davies

    Elected member (Medical Microbiology) and Vice President, Learning

  • Dr Tariq El-shanawany

    Elected member (Immunology)

  • Dr Ian Frayling

    Co-opted member

  • Dr Jonathan Kell


  • Mrs Deborah Louise Pritchard

    Elected member (H&I Welsh Transplantation Laboratory, Welsh Blood Service)

  • Dr Indu Rakesh Thakur

    Elected member (Paediatric Haematology)

  • Professor Meena Upadhyaya

    Co-opted member