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Meeting dates


  • Friday 26 January
  • Friday 13 April
  • Friday 8 June and Saturday 9 June
  • Friday 21 September and Saturday 22 September
  • Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December


RCOG Council is responsible for furthering the College's mission and for setting its long-term priorities and goals. Council establishes and oversees the clinical, educational, professional, academic and ethical activities of the College.  It is chaired by the President and meets 6 times a year.  RCOG Council comprises:

Terms of reference

  • Council is the RCOG’s most senior professional body, responsible for furthering and fulfilling the mission of the College and for setting long-term goals and aims
  • All College Boards and professional committees report to Council, including the RCOG Women’s Network and the Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Committees
  • Council agrees clinical and performance standards for RCOG education and training
  • Council debates, develops, advises and recommends policies and actions on clinical and professional matters for women’s health, the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Council is responsible for establishing working parties and inquiries to further the mission of supporting women’s health and for receiving reports from any bodies established
  • Matters for communication to Fellows, Members and Trainees are the responsibility of Council

Role descriptions

The role descriptions include information about the responsibilities, time commitment and eligibility of RCOG Councillors.

Council papers

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

Council minutes

RCOG Fellows and Members can view the minutes from the last Council meeting below (please note that you will need to be signed into the website).


Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.


Kim Dawson
Tel: +44 20 7772 6238

Council contact details

Fellows and Members of the College can access Council members’ contact details here (please note you will need to be signed into the website).

Council members share their experiences

Some of the current Council members have written about their experience of being on Council. Select the names that are hyperlinked below to read about their different experiences and opportunities. 

Council members 


President Lesley Regan
Senior Vice President, Strategic Development Mary Ann Lumsden
Vice President, Clinical Quality Edward Morris
Vice President, Education Janice Rymer
Vice President, Global Health Hani Fawzi
Vice President, UK and Global Membership Alison Wright

Elected Fellows 

London: South Basky Thilaganathan (replacing Diana Hamilton-Fairley)
London: North, Central, East and North West Patrick O’Brien
East of England Jane Thomas Preston
Northern/Yorkshire/Humber Adam Balen (replacing M Kumar Kumarendran)
South West Tim Overton
North West Sarah Vause
Kent, Surrey and Sussex Hany Habeeb
Thames Valley and Wessex Felicity Ashworth
East Midlands Susan Ward
West Midlands Sean (John) T Kehoe (replacing Mark Kilby)
Wales Euan Kevelighan (replacing Christopher Roseblade)
Scotland (2) Phil Owen
  Kirsty Dundas
Northern and Republic of Ireland (2) John Morrison
  Carolyn Bailie
International (5) Tim Draycott (America/Australasia/Pacific Rim)
Fionnuala McAuliffe (Europe)
Ranee Thakar (South Asia)
Rhona Hughes (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Hassan Shehata (Middle East and North Africa)

Elected Members

London: North, Central, East and North West Jane Currie
London: South Stergios Doumouchtsis
East of England Edward Prosser-Snelling
Northern/Yorkshire/Humber Usha Nair
South West Katherine Edey
North West Jonathan Peter Ash
Kent, Surrey and Sussex Maya Basu
Thames Valley and Wessex Deborah Harrington
East Midlands Indranil Dutta (replacing Nicholas Raine-Fenning)
West Midlands Tony Thomas (replacing Pallavi Latthe)
Scotland Vanessa Mackay
Northern and Republic of Ireland Declan Quinn
Wales Anthony Griffiths

Elected Trainees' Representatives 

Jonathan Frost Chair, Trainees Committee
Adalina Sacco (replacing Wiliam Parry Smith) Vice Chair, Trainees Committee


Andrew Horne (replacing Zarko Alfirevic) Chair, Academic Board
Kate Brian Women’s Voices Lead
Mary Twomey & Catherine Nestor Vice Chairs, Women’s Network
Asha Kasliwal President, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care


Elsewhere on the site

RCOG Officers
Contact details for current RCOG Officers
RCOG committees
See the full list of RCOG committees