Dr Cathryn Chadwick and Dr Jonathan Darling elected as College Vice Presidents

Dr Cathryn Chadwick has been elected by members as the next Vice President for Training and Assessment and Dr Jonathan Darling has been elected as Vice President for Education and Professional Development, the College announced today.

Dr Chadwick is a consultant paediatrician and Head of School in the East Midlands. She said:

I am honoured and delighted to be elected as Vice President for Training and Assessment, and humbled by the support shown to me, especially having stood with such a strong field of candidates. I am very conscious of the trust put in me by fellow paediatricians and will work hard to live up to that and will continue to listen to the needs of trainees as well as our patients and their families.

This is a very exciting time for paediatrics as we look to make our specialty fit for the needs of children and young people into the future and I'm looking forward to working with colleagues at the College and around the country.

Dr Darling is Clinical Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health and Medical Education at the University of Leeds. He said:

I am delighted and honoured to have this opportunity and am grateful for the support I have received. It’s so important that we continue to build a thriving specialty, and to advocate for better child health. I look forward to helping the College achieve these goals through the vital areas of education and professional development.

The incoming Vice Presidents will take over from Dr Camilla Kingdon, who takes up the role of College President in May 2021, and Dr David Evans MBE, who is standing down.

Professor Russell Viner, President of RCPCH, said:

We had a very competitive election with excellent candidates, and I want to say thank you to everyone who put themselves forward. Cathryn and Jonathan are exceptional doctors and medical educators and their energy and experience will serve us well in the years ahead.