Our Members Advisory Board (MAB)

Made up of professionals from the medical, dental and education sectors

Creating brighter financial futures for our customers and members

In 2023, we relaunched our Members Advisory Board (MAB), recruiting a diverse range of professionals from within each of our core sectors. The board represents different career stages, areas of specialism and working contexts.

In doing so, we've built a MAB that can help us approach problems and opportunities from a variety of angles, leading to healthy, robust debate and discussion.

Our purpose

As part of bi-annual board sessions and direct engagement with different areas of Wesleyan Group, our MAB:

  • Shares valuable insight into our key professions
  • Influences how we tailor our propositions, advice and services to customer needs
  • Informs our future strategic planning
  • Helps to shape our mutuality proposition
  • Refines how we communicate with our members

We actively encourage all employees to engage with our advisory team as a way to help embed customer-centric thinking across the business.

Meet our members from the medical profession

Harpreet Sood (Wesleyan Non-Executive Director)

Harpreet is a Wesleyan Non-Executive Director, a practicing NHS GP and board member of Health Education England. Additionally, he advises early-stage digital health companies and co-founded the NHS Digital Academy, dedicated to enhancing leadership in digital health and informatics workforce capability in England. Harpreet has previously served as a Senior Adviser to Health Technology at Reckitt and as a Non-Executive Director at Digital Health London, supporting over 30 digital health companies.

Sir Pali Hungin

Knighted in the 2024 New Year Honours List, Sir Pali is an Emeritus Professor of General Practice at Newcastle University, and leads the Changing Face of Medicine commission for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. His focus is on envisioning the evolving role of doctors in healthcare. Previously, he served as the founding Dean of Medicine at Durham University and as President of the BMA. 

James Kingsland

James is a primary care physician with diverse roles as a clinician, government advisor, educator, broadcaster, writer, and speaker. Awarded an OBE for services to medicine and healthcare, he holds the position of Clinical Professor at UClan’s School of Medicine. James serves as Clinical Director at Saving Lives International CIO and is the Chair of the UK Digital Clinical Excellence Forum.

Dilsher Singh

As a GP partner in Modality, a National GP Super-partnership, and the Training Programme Director in the Black Country with NHS England, Dilsher is also a GPwER in Cardiology, credited with initiating and developing an integrated community cardiology service in Birmingham. Dilsher’s contributions have been acknowledged through awards, including the RCGP Midland faculty award for ‘Quality in educational training’ and the Clare Boothroyd award for 'Outstanding contribution to General Practice' from RCGP.

Thuva Amuthalingam

Thuva is a locum GP with a special interest in dermatology, minor surgery and aesthetics. He is an associate NED at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, a Black Country Training Hub First5 Network Facilitator and a board member of the RCGP Midland Faculty.

Sabena Jameel

Sabena is a Birmingham-based GP with 23+ years’ experience. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Quality Lead at Birmingham University Medical School. Formerly an Associate Dean for Health Education England, she now appraises GPs. Sabena advises the NHS England Midlands Clinical Senate, serves as an independent advisor to West Midlands Police, and contributes academically to the National RCGP Ethics Committee.

James Glasbey

James is a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery, an NIHR Assistant Professor and Hunterian Professor of Global Surgery and Clinical Trials at the University of Birmingham. Notably, he co-led the Guinness World Record-winning CovidSurg collaborative, has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, has secured £21 million in grants as a co-applicant, and received prestigious awards from RCS, The Lancet, and RSM. An advocate for trainees, he has sat as an executive member of the Association of Surgeons in Training and the UK’s Clinical Academic Training Forum.

Zarnigar Khan

Zarnigar is an Academic Foundation Doctor working in the Yorkshire and Humber region. She has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at King's College London and a masters in Global Health and Development at University College London. She is on the steering committee for the Changing Face of Medicine, commissioned by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

Fawz Kazzazi

Fawz is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Registrar in a 6-year London training programme. He holds an MBA and LLM, focusing on medical issues like intellectual property, medical technology, human rights, and AI. Fawz is currently pursuing a part-time PhD in Medical Data and AI Law.

Meet our members from the dental profession

Judith Husband (Co-chair)

Judith has worked in every area of dentistry, including primary, secondary, private and NHS. She is a member of the British Dental Association (BDA), a General Dental Practice Committee Executive and, previously, Deputy Chair of the BDA Executive Board.

Shalin Mehra

Shalin is a Founder and Chair of Rodericks Dental, overseeing a group of 222 dental practices in England and Wales. He was a General Dental Practitioner specialising in orthodontics, and now serves as the Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean for Foundation Training in Thames Valley and Wessex. In addition, Shalin is a director on the Board of the Association of Dental Groups, representing dental groups in the UK.

Lauren Harrhy

Lauran is the practice owner of Sparkle Dental Centre, a British Dental Association representative and former member of the Principle Executive Committee. She founded Mental Dental, a group for dentists in crisis, and is also the co-founder and trustee of the Confidental Helpline.

Fahad Alawsi

Fahad is a Speciality Registrar Dentist in orthodontics. He has an interest in innovative and novel clinical dentistry and is involved in the delivery of state-of-the-art dental education.

Meet our members from the education profession

Richard Gill (Co-chair)

Richard has been a teacher, headteacher, senior leader and government advisor. He is currently CEO of Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, a multi-academy trust.

Adrian McLean

Adrian is an Executive Leader at a Multi-Academy Trust. He has been a teacher, senior leader and a headteacher throughout that journey. Alongside these roles, he undertakes a number of voluntary positions in the school governance and diversity, equity and inclusion spaces.

Jason Skyrme

Jason is a teacher of geography, Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Headteacher. He has 25 years of experience working in education and has worked as a senior teacher in a range of educational settings. He is currently working in a grammar school leading the post-16 provision.