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The Board of Trustees oversee the Academy. It is responsible for all issues relating to governance including finance, audit, risk management and appointment of the Executive Director. The Board has the ultimate legal responsibility for the Academy. It is currently chaired by Professor Andrew Eder.

Professor Andrew Eder became Chair of Trustees on 1 April 2022. As a senior healthcare professional with over three decades of distinguished achievement in academia as well as NHS and specialist practice, he has developed a valuable portfolio of transferable skills enabling him to make a genuine impact by providing high-value consultancy and volunteering support across a wide range of non-executive and charitable roles.

Andrew is also an Emeritus Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and formerly an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at UCLH and Pro-Vice-Provost at UCL. He is a past President of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry and the Royal Society of Medicine’s Dental Section. At the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Professor Eder has been an elected Board Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the British Dental Journal and the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry and published extensively. In recognition of his various professional, charitable and communal roles, Andrew has received honorary fellowships and degrees as well as awards for teaching and learning.

Jeanette was elected as Chair of Council of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges from July 2023. She remains a practicing consultant clinical oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Hertfordshire focusing primarily on thoracic malignancies and providing radiotherapy for patients with haematological conditions.

Graham is a retired solicitor having been a partner at Allen and Overy for almost 20 years. Graham has been a trustee of Advice UK for nearly 15 years and has also been involved in professional education as a training consultant since 2017.

David has been CEO of Newham Primary Care Trust and Deputy CEO of the NHS Confederation, with over 10 years of chief executive experience. He is also a trustee of the New River Multi-Academy Trust and the National Fire Chiefs Council, where he is Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Sarah has a background in corporate finance and investment banking, having spent fifteen years at NatWest Investment Bank and then four years as a Partner at Arthur Andersen. She has held a variety of Non-executive Director and Trustee roles in public and private companies primarily in the health and education sectors. Most recently she served as a non-executive director on the Board of NHS Improvement and as Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Audit Committee of the University of Sheffield. She is currently a lay member of the Audit Committee of the University of Birmingham and a School Governor.

Dr Daniele Bryden is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine in Sheffield since 2001.

Before becoming FICM Dean, she worked within the Faculty as Vice Dean, Chair of the Careers, Recruitment and Workforce committee and led national ICM recruitment. Other roles have included lead Regional Advisor for ICM, and ICM Regional Advisor for Yorkshire and Humber. Her clinical and research interests are focused on decision-making and frailty assessment in critical care, medical professionalism and leadership. Her other previous roles have included a secondment to NHS Resolution as an Assessment and Intervention Advisor, an Associate Postgraduate Dean for HEE Yorkshire and Humber and National Critical Care Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

She is proud to be a committed trainer and ICM educational supervisor.

Kamila is Chair of RCGP Council. She has been a GP for 34 years, with 27 of them spent working in South Wales. She qualified from Somerville College, Oxford, in 1984, and completed her GP training in Nottingham in 1988. Kamila was Head of the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme at Swansea University and is on the Trustee Boards of the Kings Fund, and Cardiff Women’s Aid. She is also a Bevan Commissioner and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

Kamila has a deep interest in medical education, and believes that we should be training excellent, caring and inclusive clinicians, for a global society. She is passionate about the role of GPs in patient care and as advocates for patients.

Prof Bernard Chang (Bernie) is a Consultant Ophthalmologist who specialises in oculoplastics, lacrimal and orbital surgery. He has been a consultant for 17 years at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.

He became the 13th President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2020- 2023) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bernie has a strong interest in research, having published over 60 articles in peer reviewed journals and co-authored a textbook on anterior segment reconstruction.