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 practicing NHS GP, board member of Health Education England and an adviser to early-stage digital health companies. He was previously Senior Advisor to Health Technology at Reckitt and a Non-Executive Director at Digital Health London.

Pali Hungin

Pali is Emeritus Professor of General Practice at Newcastle University. He leads the Changing Face of Medicine commission under the auspices of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He was previously the founding Dean of Medicine at Durham University and former president of the BMA.

James Kingsland

With 40 years of service to the NHS, James is a Primary Care Physician with unique experience as clinician, government advisor, educator, broadcaster, writer and speaker. He is Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at UClan, Clinical Director in Saving Lives International CIO and Chair of the UK Digital Clinical Excellence Forum.

Dilsher Singh

Dilsher is a GP Partner with the Modality Partnership in Birmingham. He is also a GP Training Programme Director for the West Midlands and a Non-Executive Director of the RCGP Enterprise Board.

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 has been a practicing GP in Birmingham for over 23 years. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine Professionalism and Academic Quality Lead, a former Associate Dean for Health Education England and a current GP appraiser. She has portfolio advisory roles on the NHS England Midlands Clinical Senate and as an independent advisor to West Midlands Police Professional Standards Group and Ethics Committee. She is also an academic member of the National RCGP Ethics Committee.

James Glasbey

James is an ST3 (first year registrar) in general surgery, aiming to work as a rare abdominal cancer and robotic surgery specialist as a consultant in five years time.

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 on a six-year training programme in London. He has completed his Masters of Business (MBA) and Law (LLM) with particular focus on contemporary medical issues including intellectual property, medical technology, human rights, and artificial intelligence.

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 was a General Dental Practitioner with a specialist interest in Orthodontics and a Founder and Chair of Rodericks Dental. He is the the Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean for Foundation Training in the Thames Valley and Wessex. He has previously been an Educational Supervisor, a Training Programme Director, Regional Advisor and Faculty Dental Advisor. He is also on the Board of 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

Previously a teacher, senior leader and headteacher, Adrian is now Executive Leader at a Multi-Academy Trust. He also undertakes a number of voluntary roles in the school governance and diversity, equality 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.