Dr Camilla Kingdon and Professor Steve Turner elected as incoming President and Registrar

Dr Camilla Kingdon will be the next President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and will succeed Professor Russell Viner in spring 2021. Professor Steve Turner will be the next Registrar, taking over from Dr Mike Linney. 

Dr Kingdon is Vice President for Education and Training and a consultant neonatologist at the Evelina London Children's Hospital. She said:

I am so thrilled to have this great opportunity and feel honoured and humbled at the support I have received. There are many challenges ahead, but I have a real sense of optimism about the future and am looking forward to the work we will do together, leading on from Russell’s superb leadership.

Professor Turner is the outgoing Officer for Scotland and is a consultant paediatrician in general and respiratory paediatrics at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. He said:

I am delighted and humbled at this opportunity. Thank you to those who voted for me. I know Mike, Will and Jonathan (the other candidates) very well and I am grateful to them for their important contribution to the election. I look forward to working with new friends and old over the next few years.  The college has an ambitious mission to meet the needs of both members and children and I hope to make a useful contribution to this goal.

Outgoing President Professor Russell Viner said:

It’s nearly time for me to pass the baton and I am delighted that Camilla and Steve will lead the College from spring 2021. They are both superb doctors, experienced advocates, and excellent people. I look forward to supporting their work in the years ahead. I also want to pay tribute to the other six candidates who ran this year, it is a very encouraging sign that we had such healthy competition for each of these vital roles.

Chair of the RCPCH, Dame Mary Marsh said:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Camilla Kingdon on her election as President with strong support from members of the College. We also welcome Steve Turner on his election as Registrar. They have both already made great contributions in their officer roles. We look forward very much to working with them when they take up their posts in 2021, and also join us as Trustees.