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Professor Gillian Leng CBE elected next President of the Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Gillian Leng CBE has been elected the next President of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). She will become President-Elect on 1 October 2023 and will take over as President from 23 July 2024, when Professor Roger Kirby, the current President, completes his term of office. 

Professor Leng will become the first RSM President in the Society’s history to have been voted in by the membership. Recent elections have been decided by a vote of Trustees. 

Members have also elected three new Trustees, including one Trainee Trustee. The new Trustees will take up their positions from 1 October 2023. They are:

  • Professor David Oliver
  • Dr Sian Rees
  • Dr Sarah Clarke (Trainee Trustee)

Just under 7.5% of eligible members voted in the elections.

Michele Action, Chief Executive of the RSM, said: “I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Professor Leng and to our new Trustees. I very much look forward to working with everyone as we continue to implement our strategy ‘better healthcare for better lives’.

Thank you to all the candidates who took part in this important process, all of you who voted, and UK Engage, the independent organisation that ran the election for us and ensured it was a fair and impartial process.”

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