The RCoA appoints three new lay trustees

Published: 28/03/2024

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce the appointment of three new lay trustees; Hany Choueiri, Tim Goldbourn and Davina Goodall-Smith. The new trustees will serve an initial three-year term. Mr Choueiri will begin his term in April, Mr Goldbourn and Ms Goodall-Smith will begin in June 2024. 

The new trustees were appointed following an open recruitment process. They will succeed the College’s current lay trustees, Craig Jones, Colin Millar and Jane Ingham.  

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the College’s finance and assets, delivery of our charitable objectives and strategy, and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance. The board works closely with College Council, which is responsible for professional leadership of our specialties.   

Hany Choueiri is the interim Head of Data at Sainsbury’s Bank and a Data IQ top 100 influencer. His career to date includes senior roles at the Bank of England and HSBC as well as a term as Vice-Chair of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation. Hany’s skills and experience in technology and data strategy make him ideally place to advise on digital innovation, artificial intelligence and transformation at the College as we continue to pursue excellence in delivery of services for our members and for patients.    

Tim Golbourn is an independent consultant with a wealth of experience in financial leadership and governance. He has previously worked in leadership roles for medical organisations and charities, including the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Nursing. Tim’s skills will be particularly valuable to the financial stewardship of the College, which is essential to the ongoing fulfilment of our charitable objectives and delivery of the Financial Recovery Plan. 

Davina Goodall-Smith is a specialist in environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Her previous roles include Chief Operating Officer and Board Director for Nikko Asset Management, where she established and chaired a Board level ESG Committee. Davina will bring valuable insight to the College’s Board of Trustees as we work to achieve our goals in sustainability, equity, and corporate responsibility. 

Dr Fiona Donald, President and Chair of the Board of the Trustees said:   

“On behalf of everyone at the College, I extend a warm welcome to Hany, Tim and Davina. Their collective skills and experience will further strengthen the leadership and governance of the College as we continue to implement our strategy and deliver on our promise to members, patients and the public. I look forward to working with them. 

“I extend my deepest thanks to our outgoing lay trustees, Craig, Colin and Jane. The College has benefited greatly from their wisdom and insight, and we are very grateful to them.”