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Council meetings

The Council is made up of 12 members - six appointed registrants and six appointed lay members.

Next meeting - 17 December 2020

 

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Council Meetings generally take place in public at the GDC offices and occasionally other locations. However, due to COVID-19, Council meetings are taking place online until further notice.

If you'd like to attend an online Council meeting, please get in touch.

​The agenda and papers are made available on our website ahead of the meeting.

Questions relating to items on the Council's agenda

If you have any questions that relate to matters listed on the Council's agenda for the next meeting then please complete our online form​​.

If your question is received at least three working days prior to the meeting date then a verbal response will be given at the meeting, in most cases. If your question is received outside this time or where the matter is complex and a response cannot be formulated before the meeting then a written response will be provided within seven to 15 working days after the meeting. In both instances the question and response will be appended to the relevant meeting minutes. Questions and their responses will also be published on this page.

Like all regulators and other public bodies, a limited number of sensitive items may need to be considered confidentially. These are kept to a minimum and are items which, if disclosed, could impact on the GDC’s ability to regulate the dental team and protect patients. Members of the press and public will be asked to leave the meeting when the Council considers these items.

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The Council

​The Council is made up of 12 members - six appointed registrants and six appointed lay members.

​Council Chair

William Moyes was appointed as Chair of the General Dental Council, following approval by the Privy Council, and he took up office on 1 October 2013 to lead the newly constituted Council.

Council Members

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Registrant Council member, Finance and Performance Committee
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Mike Lewis

Mike is Professor of Oral Medicine, Cardiff University and honorary consultant in Oral Medicine for the Cardiff & Vale University ...

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Registrant Council member, Finance and Performance Committee
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Donald Burden

Donald Burden was born in Scotland and completed his undergraduate dental degree at Queen’s University Belfast. Following graduation he worked ...

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Lay Council member, Remuneration & Nomination Committee
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Laura Simons

Laura is an experienced non-executive director with a background in consumer affairs. Past Board posts include Breast Cancer Now and ...

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Lay Council member, Finance and Performance Committee, Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Anne Heal

Anne Heal is an experienced non-executive director who currently holds positions at the Office of Road and Rail, Elexon and MOSL.  She ...

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Lay Council member, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Crispin Passmore

Crispin runs his own consultancy business Passmore Consulting where he works with law firms, legal businesses and regulators around the ...

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Lay Council member, Audit and Risk Committee

Sheila Kumar

Sheila is the Chief Executive of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), an independent specialist regulator of conveyancing and probate ...

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Lay Council member, Chair of Finance and Performance Committee

Terry Babbs

Terry is the Senior Independent Council Member. He is currently a member of the Investment Board of Oxfam's Enterprise Development Programme, ...

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Lay Council Chair

William Moyes

William (Bill) Moyes is based in Edinburgh. Having completed a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, William entered ...

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Registrant Council member, Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Caroline Logan

Caroline qualified as a dental technician in 1976 from Glasgow Dental Hospital and went on to achieve advanced qualifications in ...

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Registrant Council member, Audit and Risk Committee

Catherine Brady

Catherine Brady is based in Bloxham near Banbury in North Oxfordshire. She qualified at Liverpool Dental Hospital in 1989 and ...

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Registrant Council member, Remuneration & Nomination Committee

Jeyanthi John

Jeyanthi John is based in Southampton. She qualified as a dentist in Singapore where she worked in general and community dental ...

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Registrant Council member, Audit and Risk Committee

Simon Morrow

Simon qualified with honours from the University of Glasgow in 1996. Simon is a general dental practitioner and until recently had ...