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The ob​jectives of BDA Welsh Council are:
  • To provide regular advice and comment to the Principal E​xecutive Committee (PEC) as a consultative committee
  • To consider and advise the PEC on all matters relating to dentistry within Wales
    To advise the PEC on all aspects of policy within Wales, facilitating external expert and member input to policy formation where required
  • To receive regular reports from the PEC to enable it to debate and comment on the activities of the PEC without prejudice to the rights of the membership as a whole
  • To liaise with branches and sections.​​

Voting members - One member elected by each Section in Wales; and Elected members from Wales serving on the:

  • General Dental Practice Committee.

  • Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services.

  • Salaried Dentists Committee.

  • Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff.

South Wales Branch Members
Katrina Clarke (Chair), Cardiff & South East Wales Section
Dai Gingel, Cardiff & South East Wales Section
Roger Pratley (Vice Chair), Swansea & West Wales Section

North West Lancs/West Cheshire and North Wales Branch Member
Gareth Lloyd - North Wales Section

Tom Gregg - North Wales

Elected General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) Members from Wales
Lauren Harrhy - Aneurin Bevan, Cardiff and Vale

Ian Douglas - Betsi Cadwalader

Tom Bysouth - ABMU, Hywel Dda and Powys

Member of the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services (CCHDS)
​Robert McAndrew

Elected Welsh Committee for Community Dentists (WCCD) Members
Dave Johnson​​ - Chair

Ken Hughes - Vice Chair

Elected Central Committee for Academic Staff (CCDAS) Members from Wales
Robert McAndrew


Public Health Wales

Nigel Monahan

Non-voting members​ - The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Principal Executive Committee; the member from Wales serving on the Principal Executive Committee

Principle Executive Committee (PEC) members
Mick Armstrong, Chair of PEC
Eddie Crouch, Deputy Chair of PEC

Member from Wales serving on PEC
Tim Harker



Seven Voting Members​

​Welsh Council Profiles

Katrina Clarke

BDA Welsh Council Chair

I graduated from Glasgow in 1978, and worked

 for 6 months in Salisbury. In 1980 I moved to

Aberdare as an associate in the practice I purchased with my former husband.

This practice​ is a 3 chair 100% NHS practice, which I sold my share of in 2013. I now work there on a locum basis and as a managerial consultant.

I remarried in 1998 and I have 4 grown up children and 2 grandchildren.

I have been a member of LDC continuously from 1980 to present date and have served as Treasurer for 6 years.

Out of dentistry my main interest is tennis. I am currently Chair of Radyr LTC the 2nd largest club in Wales.

​Robert McAndrew

Robert graduated from Dundee University in 1986 and after a short spell in dental practice worked in Dundee and Manchester Dental Hospitals before taking up a Lectureship in Periodontology at Cardiff University. A return to the NHS saw him complete his specialist training and then secure a position as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in Cardiff in 1999. Robert describes his research interests as somewhat eclectic having studied finite element analysis for his Master's Degree and decisions with regard to restoration replacement for his PhD; he has published widely.


He has recently been appointed Head of Dental Education, Scholarship and Innovation which is one of the three main research themes in the Dental School. He is the Senior Admissions Tutor and has been involved in dental school admissions for the past 7 years and has a particular interest in the use of the multiple mini interview process during student selection. 


Robert is a fully confirmed proponent of the WYSIWYG and KISS philosophies when it comes to clinical practice and chair side teaching and this along with a self-confessed, down to earth, no nonsense approach to dentistry has seen him ruffle a few feathers during his career but he assures us that is not his problem.

Gareth Lloyd

​I graduated from Liverpool University in 1977 and obtained MFGP in 1992 and a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Learning from Cardiff University in 2007. I bought my practice in Ruthin in 1984 and developed it into a mostly NHS six surgery practice working with a mixture of Dentists, Therapists and Hygienists. I sold the practice three years ago and I continue to work there as a part time associate.


Over the years I have been closely involved with Vocational training (DFT), Postgraduate Education and Dental Nurse training. I have been an Examiner for the National Examination Board for Dental Nurses and an External Examiner for the Cardiff University Nurse training programme.


I have also served as Chair of the Committee for Vocational Training in Wales. I am currently employed on a part time basis by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board as a Dental Adviser.


I have been a member of North Wales LDC for 24 years and the GDPC member for North Wales for 20 years including 7 years as the Chair of the Committee.

My other interests include travelling, cooking (and eating).

​Tom Bysouth

​Tom gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) from Cardiff University in 2009. Following qualification, Tom worked in a variety of hospital positions at the University Dental Hospital, Cardiff before entering general practice in Aberdare and then Swansea, presently Tom works as an Associate in Mixed Practice in Llandovery and Llandeilo.


Tom is also a member of the General Dental Practitioners Committee and Young Dentists Committee of the British Dental Association and has previously sat on the Local Dental Committees of Bro Taf and Bro Morgannwg, and is presently a member of Dyfed Powys LDC.


Outside of the surgery Tom is an avid fan of Cricket and outdoor fitness.

David Johnson

Chair WCCD

​Dr David Johnson is a Wolfson Foundation Scholar graduating from Cardiff Dental School in 2001. David has worked for the past 12 years in the Community Dental Service, having previously worked in General Practice and Cardiff Dental School where he held a position of Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Oral Medicine. As a Dental Officer he previously worked for Cardiff and Vale uHB in Barry and the Rhondda Valley, and is currently working as a Senior Dental Officer in the Bridgend area treating special needs children and adults for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg uHB.


His week is split between treating patients under General Anaesthetic & Sedation and treating patients on a Mobile Dental Clinic in a Medium Secure Forensic Mental Health clinic.


Outside of work, David lectures nationally on the use of Acupuncture within Dentistry as an adjunct to treatment and as a means of pain and anxiety control; with delegates travelling from overseas to attend the courses that he teaches for the British Dental Acupuncture Society.


When not lecturing, he promotes and works with Bridge2Aid, a dental charity providing vital dental pain relief & training for healthcare workers to deliver sustainable dentistry in the developing world.​

Ian DouglasIan Douglas qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1982. After working in several hospital House Jobs and General Practice in Bristol he settled in N Wales and became a Practice Owner in 1988. He is still a committed NHS principal at the same Practice outside Wrexham 28 years later. He has been North Wales LDC secretary since 2000 and is in his third term with WGDPC.