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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees papers

Members of the Board of Trustees can download meeting papers here (please note you will need to be signed into the website).


Meeting dates


  • 6 February 2020
  • 7 May 2020
  • 10 September 2020
  • 27 November 2020



With effect from 3 June 2013, the newly established Board of Trustees took over responsibility for the financial, business and legal aspects of the College as a charitable business. The Board of Trustees has final responsibility for the financial, legal and business operations of RCOG and gives authority to the Chief Executive and the executive team to manage the day-to-day affairs of the College.

The Board comprises eleven Trustees and is chaired by the President. There are 6 O&G Trustees on the Board:

  • President
  • Senior Vice President
  • A Vice President
  • A Member or Fellow elected from Council
  • 2 Members or Fellows of the College in active practice, appointed by interview

There are five lay members on the Board of Trustees, who are appointed by interview, two of whom will demonstrate experience in women’s wellbeing.

The College is governed by a Royal Charter from which are derived the College Regulations, which guide the governance, management and business arrangements of the RCOG.




  • Baroness Tessa Blackstone (Chair)
  • President: Eddie Morris
  • Senior Vice President, Global Health: Ranee Thakar
  • Vice President: Jo Mountfield
  • RCOG Fellow: David Farquharson
  • RCOG Member: Daghni Rajasingam
  • RCOG Council Representative: Vacant
  • Trustee: Patrick Finch
  • Trustee: Kate Mathers
  • Trustee: Linda Nash
  • Trustee: Eric Thomas



The minutes of Board of Trustees meetings are restricted to RCOG Fellows and Members. Please sign in to the website to access the meeting minutes.

Elsewhere on the site

Information about RCOG Council, including members and meeting dates
RCOG Officers
Current Officers of the RCOG, including contact details