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Council vacancies - Election results 2019/2020

New Council members have been elected to the College’s most senior professional body, responsible for furthering our mission and supporting members.

RCOG Council had the following vacancies:

  • 2 vacancies for Fellows' representatives (FRCOG)
  • 2 vacancies for international Fellows' representatives (FRCOG) 

This page provides information about the results, roles and the process.



Fellow elected

UK Regional election

East Midlands

Ian William Scudamore

London: North, Central, East and North West

Nick Panay

International vacancies

America, Australasia, Pacific Rim

John Alexander Latimer

South Asia

Jyotsna Acharya



Closing date for receipt of nominations

Monday 25 November 2019

CES to circulate ballot papers

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Closing date for receipt of ballot papers

Wednesday 8 January 2020

Votes counted by ERS

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Results announced

Friday 17 January 2020

Induction for new Council members

Thursday 13 February 2020

Attendance at first Council meeting

Friday 14 February 2020


Voting process

The ballot paper was circulated electronically by CES (Civica Election Services) to eligible Fellows and Members, according to the timeline as above.

Only those ballot papers from Fellows and Members who are up to date (or exempt from paying subscriptions) were included in the election process.

The elections were held using the single transferrable vote (STV) system.



Eligibility for nomination to a UK/ROI regional post is as follows:

  • A Fellow with their main or principal appointment in the appropriate constituency and in active practice
  • Fellow of relevant Constituency and nominated in writing by at least 3 Fellows (FRCOG) of the same Constituency, all of whom must be up to date with their membership subscription.

Eligibility for nomination to an international post is as follows:

  • Every candidate for election to represent the International Constituencies must be a Fellow of the UK and Republic of Ireland and shall be nominated in writing by at least 3 Fellows or Members of the College, all of whom must be up to date with their membership subscription.

Please note:

  • A person may only be nominated as a candidate for 1 Constituency in any one year. 


Role description

The role description includes information about the responsibilities, time commitment and eligibility of RCOG Councillors.

Read the RCOG Regulations (PDF 497kb) and see details on the RCOG's Governance.

Read more about the RCOG Council, including terms of reference and meeting dates.


Why stand for Council?

Being a member of Council is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with a wide range of projects across the RCOG, and to ensure your colleagues’ voices are represented in the College’s decisions.

Council members have shared their experiences, which we hope will inspire you to put yourself forward:


Contact us

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Natasha Sullivan: