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RCSEd names Vice President Mr Ian Ritchie as its President-Elect

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31 Aug 2012

RCSEd Vice President Mr Ian Ritchie (pictured) has been named as President-Elect of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh today, 31st August 2012. Mr Ritchie will take up office following the Edinburgh College's Annual General Meeting on Friday 16 November. The RCSEd presidency lasts for 3 years.


Mr Ritchie is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Stirling Royal Infirmary. As current Vice-President for external affairs, he has a special responsibility for examinations and the College's international activities. He has introduced and directed the College's Regional Surgical Adviser network.

On learning of his election Mr Ritchie said:

"I am both delighted and honoured to have been elected to serve as President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the next three years. I am looking forward to working with the College Council and Membership, our intercollegiate partners and other stakeholders, to fulfil my responsibilities over the next three years."

Making the announcement, current President Mr David Tolley said:

"I am pleased to announce the election of Ian Ritchie following today's Presidential vote count. I am sure our membership, staff and all those associated with the College will join me in congratulating Ian on his election and wish him well for his term of office."

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