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Vice President election 2022

20 Sept 2022

The College is delighted to announce the results of its 2022 Vice President elections, following a ballot at Council.


RCOG Council has elected a new team of five Vice Presidents, who will take office in December of this year. The new Vice Presidents-Elect are listed alphabetically by surname below:

  • Hipple, Laura
  • Khalil, Asma
  • Kumar, Geeta
  • Scudamore, Ian
  • Shehata, Hassan

Voting took place by a ballot of eligible Council members at a meeting on Friday 16 September 2022.

The Vice Presidents-Elect will take office during an installation ceremony on Friday 9 December, alongside President-Elect Ranee Thakar. The Officers’ role is to support the President in ensuring that the College’s long-term priorities and goals are firmly aligned with its core mission: to advance the O&G specialty and champion women’s health.

Dr Ranee Thakar, President-Elect of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: “I am delighted with the election of our new Vice Presidents, who represent a diverse range of clinicians and medical leaders of outstanding calibre. The breadth of their experience will be invaluable to the College and its members.
"I’m confident the new Officer team will champion women’s health to ensure that the care provided to women is of the highest quality and that our workforce is fully supported. I look forward to working closely with the Vice Presidents from December onwards, to strengthen the College’s influence as a global leader for reproductive healthcare, improving the health of women and girls worldwide.

Each Vice President provides clinical leadership for their own individual portfolio. Officer portfolios and individual responsibilities are discussed and agreed with Council and the President-Elect, and vary depending on the College’s current priorities. The portfolios and remit of the Vice Presidents will be agreed by Council over the coming months.

  • Corporate
  • Policy and governance
  • Gynaecology
  • Menopause
  • Abortion
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy and birth