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New team of Honorary Officers start at the RCOG to lead the College over the next three years

News 27 September 2013

The RCOG is pleased to announce that on 27 September 2013 the new Honorary Officers were officially installed.

The new team comprises:

  • Dr David Richmond – President
  • Dr Paul Fogarty - Senior Vice President (Global Health)
  • Dr Clare McKenzie - Vice President (Education)
  • Professor Alan Cameron - Vice President (Clinical Quality)

Dr Richmond takes over from Dr Tony Falconer and was previously Vice President (Clinical Quality) leading the College’s work on clinical guidelines and standards. Following his appointment as consultant at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital in 1990, Dr Richmond became the Medical Director in 1993 and continued in this role for a further 17 years until 2010. His professional interests are in specialty workforce issues, clinical standards and guidelines and quality metrics.

Dr Fogarty has been a consultant in Belfast since 1993. His obstetric interests include labour ward management, patient safety and fetal medicine, and his gynaecological expertise focus on menopausal and urogynaecological problems. For the last 15 years he has worked on many RCOG committees, chairing the MRCOG Essay Committee and currently the RCOG World Congress Committee. He has also been a member of the RCOG Council since 2005 and in 2010 was elected Honorary Treasurer of the RCOG.

Dr McKenzie has been a consultant in Dundee since 1999. After attending Glasgow Medical School she moved into obstetrics and gynaecology developing an interest in gynaecological cancer and colposcopy as well as medical education. Clare’s involvement in the College has included work as the first ATSM Officer, three years as chair of the Specialty Education Advisory Group and for the past year she has been the Fellows’ Representative for Scotland on Council.

Professor Cameron has been a consultant for 20 years and currently works in Glasgow. He undertook his subspecialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. On his return to the UK he was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Glasgow. He has retained an active research profile, his main research interests are prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy. Currently Alan chairs the Scottish Committee of the RCOG. He is a co-opted member of the RCOG Council and the Executive Committee of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG).

Mr Ian Currie will continue in his role as Honorary Secretary. Ian has been an NHS consultant at Stoke Mandeville, a large district general hospital for 17 years. He was clinical lead as well as divisional chair for women and children's services for the NHS Trust from 2007 until 2011. He was then elected to the prestigious role of Honorary Secretary with the RCOG where he is the national lead for information and chairs the executive committee as well as vice chair for the ethics committee. His professional interests include urogynaecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery.


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