John, pictured above, brought great insight from his wide experience in paediatrics, including as a consultant paediatrician and a senior lecturer in child health. This was mainly in Northern Ireland with all Ireland engagement but as well as with RCPCH, GMC (General Medical Council) and many others. He continued in retirement to be active on a variety of organisations and extended his interest internationally.
John helped the Board to sustain a valued four-nation perspective on child health. We were pleased too to have his long perspective and experience as a long-standing member of RCPCH and its antecedents and to have a Senior member on the Board with us from the beginning. He was a wise and thoughtful contributor to our meetings and discussions and good at finding the right insightful question to challenge on key issues.
We are sorry that he is moving on. He was a regular and reliable attender at all our meetings despite his much greater travel challenges than other Board members. We thank him for his generous commitment to his role as a Trustee and wish him well in his well earned retirement.