President, Council & Lay Trustees

The role of the Council is to provide clinical leadership to the specialty, setting standards for education, learning and examinations and ensuring adherence to evidence-based practice. 

Members of Council are elected and co-opted from all groups, from Anaesthetists in Training to Consultants and SAS Doctors, as well as regional Boards and specific stakeholder groups. It’s the role of the Council members to make sure the College represents the needs of members and the profession. 

The role of the Board of Trustees is to manage the College and ensure it is compliant with rules set out by our regulator the Charity Commission. 

Members of both Council and Board of Trustees 

Dr Fiona Donald

President, elected Consultant representative 

Dr Russell Perkins

Vice-President, elected Consultant representative

Dr Helgi Johannsson

Vice-President, elected Consultant representative

Professor William Harrop-Griffiths

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Professor Mike Grocott

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Chris Carey

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Claire Mallinson

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Sarah Ramsay

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Claire Shannon

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Felicity Plaat

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Mike Swart

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Sarah Muldoon

Elected Council Member, Anaesthetist in Training representative

Dr Ros Bacon

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Professor Jonathan Thompson

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Sri Gummaraju

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Ramai Santhirapala

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Ashwini Keshkamat

Elected Council Member, SAS Doctor representative

Professor Andrew Smith

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Sarah Thornton

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Satya Francis

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Toni Brunning

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Elisa Bertoja

Elected Council Member, Consultant representative 

Dr Rashmi Rebello

Elected Council Member, Anaesthetist in Training representative

Dr Sunil Kumar

Elected Council Member, SAS Doctor representative

Members of Council only (not Trustees)

Dr Lorraine de Gray

Co-opted Council Member, representing Faculty of Pain Medicine 

Dr Daniele Bryden

Co-opted Council Member, Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine 

Dr Will Donaldson

Co-opted Council Member, Chair of Irish Board of RCoA 

Dr Abrie Theron

Co-opted Council Member, Chair of the Welsh Board of the RCoA 

Dr Daphne Varveris

Co-opted Council Member, Chair of the Scotland Board of the RCoA 

Dr Sandeep Lakhani

Co-opted Council Member and member of ACSA committee 

Pauline Elliott

Co-opted Council Member, representing the Lay Committee

Professor David Lambert

Co-opted Council Member, representing the British Journal of Anaesthesia 

Dr Dave Selwyn

Co-opted member of Council, representing Centre for Perioperative Care 

Dr Marie Nixon

Co-opted Council Member as Clinical Quality Adviser 

Dr Matthew Davies

Co-opted Council Member, President Association of Anaesthetists
Consultant in Anaesthetics and ICM 

Dr Roger Sharpe

Co-opted Council Member representing FRCA Examinations 

Dr Simon Maguire

Council Member elected for Co-option, representing Regional Advisers

Dr Matthew Tuck

Co-opted member of Council representing Anaesthetists in Training

Dr Giovanna Kossakowska

Council Member elected for Co-option, representing Anaesthetists in Training

The following are members of the Board of Trustees and do not sit on Council

Jane Ingham

Lay Trustee, CEO at Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

Colin Millar

Lay Trustee, former Chairman of Furness Building Society and a former Chairman of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust 

Craig Jones

Lay Trustee, Chief Executive of the Royal Osteoporosis Society