Open Section council 2016/17


Dr Paquita de Zulueta

Dr Paquita de Zulueta is a sessional London GP with a special interest in clinical ethics, mental health, migrant health and professional wellbeing and development. She is honorary senior clinical lecturer at Imperial College London and a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) in private practice, as well as coach and mentor for clinicians. She has been involved in GP education for many years as programme director and educational supervisor. She is a member of the Nuffield Council in Bioethics, the executive committee of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London as well as the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Clinical Ethics committee. She was the programme director for the applied clinical ethics course (ACE) at Imperial College for several years and runs seminars on ethics and law for medical students, postgraduates and established practitioners. She has written articles and book chapters on a broad variety of topics in clinical ethics and her current area of research is compassion in healthcare and compassionate resilience. 

Honorary Secretary


Mr Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee joined the RSM as a Trainee in 2005, and was the first non-medical fellow on the Trainees Committee. He has a clinical background and has worked in the NHS for nearly twenty years in various roles as provider, commissioner and at strategic levels. Currently he works in corporate governance. His interests include information, clinical and policy governance.

Honorary Treasurer


Mr David Rainey

David is the owner of Dakera Ltd, a company set up in 2004 to provide IT and management consultancy to small and medium enterprise companies (SMEs) providing services mainly in the public sector. Between 1996 and 2004, as General Manager BT Health, he was responsible for the relationship between BT and the Department of Health/NHS. He is a communications engineer by training, has been an NHS Non-executive Director in an acute trust.

Other members

Immediate Past President - Dr Andrew Papanikitas

Academic Board Representative - Ms Sally Taber

Deputy Academic Board Representative - Dr Paquita de Zulueta

Fundraising Coordinator - Mrs Rosalind Meek

Membership Officer - Dr Mary Buchanan

VLUG Representative - Professor Nils Hoppe

Other Member - Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen

Other Member - Mrs Gale Willner

Other Member - Dr Joshua Hordern

Other Member - Dr Amelia Martin

Other Member - Dr Peter West