Nigel was appointed in 1991 as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a major interest in Cleft, Craniofacial and Paediatric Plastic Surgery. Throughout his career he has championed patient safety and openness in the presentation of surgical results.

Nigel is a Past President of the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations (FSSA), a position at the top level of the surgical establishment in the British Isles and Ireland. As President Nigel was the interface between the four Surgical Colleges in the British Isles, the NHS and other bodies, including PHIN, and is also an invited member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He chairs the MHRA’s Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Expert Advisory Group and also the Steering Group of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of West of England, the foremost research group into visible different in the world. Nigel holds a Master in Laws from Cardiff University and is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.