Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets quarterly and has a remit to elect members, nominate regional advisors, submit recommendations for Fellowship, nominate assessors for advisory appointments committees, nominate examiners, and submit nominations for clinical excellence awards.

View the Terms of Reference for the Executive Committee

Full list of Executive Committee members

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Rafey Faruqui 2021 (E) Chair
Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar 2019 (E) Vice Chair
Prof. Catherine Kinane 2021 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Hesham Elnazer 2019 (A) Academic Secretary
Dr Jawad Adil 2022 (A) Deputy Regional Advisor
Dr Pankaj Agarwal 2022 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Arif Ahmed 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Daniela Almeida Borges 2022 (EX) PTC Rep
Dr Jay Amin 2020 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Caroline Ardron 2022 (A) Wellbeing Champion
Dr Rajnish Attavar 2021 (A) Division Mentoring Lead
Dr Rajnish Attavar 2022 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Sophie Atwood 2021 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Sudarsan Balakrishnan 2019 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Ivona Bialas 2019 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Devika Colwill 2019 (A) Regional Representative
Ms Elen Cook 2022 Regional Representative
Dr Mayura Deshpande 2022 (A) Deputy Regional Advisor
Dr Vijay Durge 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Osama Hammer 2020 (A) Regional Adviser
Dr Rosarii Harte 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr James Jeffs 2019 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Chaya Kapugama 2022 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Umama Khan 2018 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Michael Kingham 2022 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Belinda Lennox 2022 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Bosky Nair 2019 (C) QI Representative
Dr Smita Pandit 2021 (A) Regional Adviser
Dr Alastair Reid 2022 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Simmi Sachdeva-Mohan 2021 (C) Leadership and Management Committee Lead
Dr Ravjot Shah 2022 (A) SAS Doctor Representative
Dr Sachin Shetty 2019 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Tarun Singh 2022 (EX) PTC Rep
Dr Catherine Smith 2022 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Gerti Stegen 2019 (A) Regional Representative
Dr Andrea Tocca 2022 (A) Regional Adviser
Dr Angeliki Tziaka 2021 (A) Regional Representative

Members with dual roles not noted above

  • Professor Rafey Faruqui - Regional Representative (KSS)

Vacancies and meeting dates

The South Eastern Division have various roles within the Executive Committee. Please see below:

If you are a member of the College and would like to be considered for any of these roles, please forward an up-to-date CV to Karen Morgan detailing the job title.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2023

The dates for the forthcoming meetings are:

Friday 13 January 202310am - 12pmElected Members and Academic Secretary only
Thursday 23 February 202310am - 12pmExecutive Committee Meeting
Friday 16 June 202310am - 2pmExecutive Committee Meeting  including Strategy Meeting
Thursday 5 October 202310am - 12pmExecutive Committee Meeting


Regional advisors and representatives

There are currently 2 posts available for Deputy Regional Advisors within the South Eastern Division. Advisors are urgently required for the below regions:

  • Oxford 
  • Wessex

To apply for these roles, please send an up-to-date CV and a completed Good Standing Form to Karen Morgan

For more information and to view the job descriptions, please click the Regional Advisors and Specialty Representatives page.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2023

There are currently a number of posts available for Regional Specialty Representatives within the South Eastern Division. Vacancies have arisen in the following specialties due to the current post holder reaching the end of their tenure or the post is currently vacant.

Representatives for the following specialties are urgently required:

KSS Region

  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Rehab and social

Oxford Region

  • Eating disorders
  • General adult
  • Intellectual disability
  • Liaison
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Old age
  • Perinatal

Wessex Region

  • Forensic
  • General adult
  • Intellectual disability
  • Liaison
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Perinatal
  • Rehab and social

If you are interested in taking up any of the above posts please email the information below to karen.morgan@rcpsych.ac.uk:

For further information please access the webpage Executive Committee Job Descriptions, which includes information for the following roles; Regional Advisor, Deputy Regional Advisor, Regional Specialty Representative and Deputy Regional Specialty Representative.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2023

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