College announces candidates for two Vice President posts

Eleven candidates will now participate in an election for the posts of VP for Education and Professional Development and VP for Training and Assessment.

The College is pleased to introduce a panel of eleven candidates for the elected positions of Vice President for Education and Professional Development, and Vice President for Training and Assessment, two important senior roles at the RCPCH.  

Voting opens on Wednesday 24 February 2021 and closes on Wednesday 17 March 2021. Both VP elects will be announced on Friday 19 March 2021. All eligible members will receive ballot information, allowing them to vote by post or online, from the College’s independent scrutineers, Civica. 

Jo Revill, CEO of RCPCH said:

“It’s encouraging to see such a strong slate of candidates for both roles. I also wish to thank the current post holders, Dr Camilla Kingdon and Dr David Evans, for all their hard work. When voting opens the College will share manifestos from each of the candidates and we encourage all eligible members to use your vote.” 

The Vice President for Education and Professional Development leads on the College’s strategy for educational and professional development, both in the UK and internationally, as it relates to all of our members including consultants, doctors in training, Staff and Associate Specialist grades, and Advanced Clinical Practitioners.  

The Vice President for Training and Assessment leads on the College’s strategy for paediatric training and assessment in the UK and internationally, including consideration for all members, including doctors in training, Staff and Associate Specialist grades, and Advanced Clinical Practitioners. 

The candidates, listed in alphabetical order, are as follows: 

Vice President for Education and Professional Development 

  • Professor R Mark Beattie  
  • Dr Jonathan Darling  
  • Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie  
  • Dr Yincent Tse  

Vice President for Training and Assessment 

  • Dr Cathryn Chadwick  
  • Professor Rajat Gupta  
  • Dr Brian Kelly  
  • Dr Mithilesh Lal 
  • Professor Colin Morgan  
  • Dr Karin Schwarz  
  • Dr Judith van der Voort 

Update 24 February 2021 - You can now log in to view candidates' statements