Appointment of next Academy President: call for nominations

Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci is due to retire as President of the Academy of Medical Sciences at the Annual General  Meeting on 3 December 2020. Nominations are now sought to identify his successor to this important role.

Sir Robert has led the Academy through a period of rapid growth to significant prominence and influence, including gaining Royal Charter status in 2019. The future success of the Academy depends critically on the appointment of our new President - an individual of high academic standing who can build on this successful legacy and drive the Academy forward. They will need to be an exceptional strategic leader who understands the changing environment in which the Academy is operating and can inspire credibility at the most senior levels of Government and with our partner organisations. They will also be expected to be the public face of the Academy in the media and with an increasingly diverse range of  audiences.

The nomination process for appointment to this important role is now open.  A letter from the Search Committee Chair, Academy Vice-President (Clinical) - Professor Paul Stewart FMedSci, is available on this page . A full role description and details of the election process and the nomination form are also available for download.

The Academy is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Suggestions and expressions of interest are welcome from any area of the Fellowship and should be sent,  in confidence, to Professor Paul Stewart at p.m.stewart@leeds.ac.uk. Fellows wishing to discuss the role further are invited to contact Professor Stewart at the earliest opportunity.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of completed nominations has been extended to 30 June 2020.
Council will elect the next President at its October meeting.   

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