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Who's Who on the Executive Committee and Sub Committees


The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets quarterly and the Terms of Reference for the Committee can be found here.  It has a remit to elect members, nominate regional advisors, submit recommendations for Fellowship, nominate assessors for advisory appointments committees, nominate examiners, submit nominations for clinical excellence awards.

The Chair: Has overall responsibility for the members of the Executive Committee.

The Vice Chair: Is responsible for providing the College Registrar with the number of members in the Division, the number of meetings held each year and details of elected officers.

The Financial Officer: Is responsible for keeping account of Division expenditure and submitting a yearly business plan to the Treasurer.

The Executive Committee also has four elected members, several co-opted and ex-officio members, regional representation from nine Faculties and a user carer representative.


The Breakdown of the Executive Committee is as follows:


Position Member
Elected Officers:  
Chair Dr Louise Sell
Vice Chair Dr Manoj Agarwal
Financial Officer Dr Samir Shah
Education and Training Dr Nishanth Babu Mathew
Elected Members:  
  Dr Iain Mackenzie
  Dr Declan Hyland
  Dr Ben Johnson
Policy Representative: Dr Manoj Agarwal
Appointed, Ex-Officio and Co-opted:          
Academic Secretary Joe Vattakatuchery
Patient Representative Ita O’Keefe
Carer Representatives Evelyn Bitcon & Robert Walker
Trainee Representatives

Dr Alex Till, Antonio D'Costa & Muhammad Asghar

Mentoring Lead Dr Karen Johl
'Well' Representative Dr Vicky Cleak
Workforce Lead Dr Chetan Majjiga
Specialty Doctor Representative Dr Gopal Chinnari
Recruitment Lead Dr Andy Chatfield
Deputy Recruitment Lead Dr Declan Hyland
Public Engagement Officer

Dr Leon Francis

Regional Advisors

Dr Yusuf Pervez

Dr Kenneth Ross

Deputy Regional Advisors

Dr Ashley Baldwin

Dr Ankush Singhal

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