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Appointment of Sanjay Shah as Honorary Treasurer and retirement of Richard Murley

The Royal Society of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sanjay Shah to Council with effect from 26 July 2022. Mr Shah has also been appointed as the Society’s Honorary Treasurer and Chair of the Society’s Finance and Investment Committee. He takes over the roles from Mr Richard Murley who has now retired from Council.

Sanjay Shah
Mr Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah has over 30 years' board-level experience in the UK and Saudi Arabia, across both the private and charitable sectors. His experience covers audit, financial and general management, strategic planning, investment, risk management and corporate governance.

The President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby, congratulated Mr Shah on his appointment and also paid tribute to Mr Murley for his outstanding contributions to the Society over the past five-and-a-half years. He said:

“We all owe Richard an immense debt of gratitude. During this incredibly challenging period, we have benefited significantly from his vast experience and wise counsel. He has been extremely generous with his time in support of the Society.

“Considering everything, we are in remarkably good shape as a charity and Richard and our other Trustees have played a crucial role in this.

“We are delighted to be welcoming to the RSM Council Sanjay Shah, who also has an extremely impressive track record in corporate roles at the highest level. We are fortunate to have attracted such a high-calibre individual into this important role.

“We are very much looking forward to working with him as we continue the exciting transformation of this historic Society.”

Mr Shah studied economics at the University of Essex and in New York and began his career with Barclays Bank. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he spent 24 years in various finance and operational ​roles, including as Chief Financial Officer of The London Clinic from 2003 to 2014.

He then spent seven years in Saudi Arabia as a Board Member and Executive Vice President of the Fakeeh Care Group, Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Fakeeh University Hospital (Dubai) and the Fakeeh Family Investment Office. He was also Executive Chairman of Kameda Arabia, a leading healthtech company, and a Board Member of Saudia Medical Services.

Mr Shah is currently a Board Member and Trustee of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) and Chairman of its Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.

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