RCoA President and Vice-President Elections

Published: 09/09/2020

Following the completion of the 2020-2021 Royal College of Anaesthetists elections for President and Vice-Presidents, the College is pleased to announce Professor Ravi Mahajan (Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust) has been re-elected College President for a third year. 

Dr Fiona Donald (Southmead Hospital, Bristol) has been re-elected Vice-President for a second year and Professor William Harrop-Griffiths (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London) has been elected Vice-President for a first year with effect from September 2020.

Professor Mahajan said: “I am honoured to be re-elected for a third and final year as College President. I look forward to working with both Dr Fiona Donald and Professor William Harrop-Griffiths over the next year in their roles as Vice-Presidents. I would also like to thank outgoing Vice-President Professor Mike Grocott for his unwavering support to me.

“As members will see from my election statement, I look forward to working in collaboration with you and our external stakeholders to ensure the College continues to deliver on its strategic objectives. We will also continue addressing the current challenges we face, while working smartly to turn those challenges into opportunities for the positive change and growth of our specialty. I thank you all for the confidence you have placed in me. 

“I would also like to pay tribute to our College staff whose un-wavering support – especially during these challenging times – has enabled us as members and those of us in officer roles, to undertake the impressive amount of patient-focused work this College delivers each and every year. 

“Finally, I would like to encourage all Fellows and Members of the College to put themselves forward for election to Council. Nominations open on 21 September. 

“Joining Council provides you with an excellent opportunity to contribute to the College, influence our professional policy, and represent our members at all stages of their working lives. We are keen to achieve a diverse and representative Council and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates. 

“Successful candidates will take up their positions in March 2021 for an initial six-year term, and have the opportunity to play a hugely important role in the working life of the College. I look forward to seeing the nominations.”

SAVE THE DATE – Council Elections

Don’t forget that Fellows and Members are able to nominate themselves for election to Council. Nominations open on 21 September – keep an eye on this website for more information.