I studied medicine at the University of Manchester and then trained in General and Hepatobiliary Surgery in Manchester, Edinburgh, Richmond USA and Paris. I moved to my current position as Consultant Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1999 and was appointed Professor of Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Manchester in 2008. In 2007 I received the prestigious “Silver Scalpel” award as the best surgical trainer in the UK. My clinical practice is in Hepato-pancreato-biliary oncological surgery with a focus on liver and pancreas cancer surgery. I have research interests in pancreatic inflammatory disease and in metastatic colorectal cancer. I am the current President of E-AHPBA.