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RCN confirms candidates for President and Deputy President elections

5 Sep 2018

Eleven members will stand for election to the prestigious roles.

A cross has been drawn in a box to indicate a vote

Following an objection period, the RCN has confirmed the election candidates for RCN President and Deputy President.

Candidates for the role of RCN President are:

  • Sue Hill
  • Celia Manson
  • Marion Mason
  • Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE FRCN
  • Robert Sowney FRCN
  • Professor Rod Thomson FRCN

Candidates for the role of Deputy President are:

  • Liz Brasnett
  • Yvonne Coghill CBE FRCN 
  • Paul Watson 
  • Jeni Watts
  • Dr Sue Woodward FRCN

RCN members will vote for their next President and Deputy President by post from 11 October to 14 November. The winning candidates will hold office for two years, from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.

To be eligible for the role of President or Deputy President, candidates must have been an RCN member for five consecutive years.

The successful candidates will succeed outgoing President Dr Cecilia Akrisie Anim CBE, who has served in the role since 2014, and Deputy President Professor Rod Thomson FRCN.

Speaking about the upcoming election, Cecilia said: “RCN Presidents have embodied the ambition, vision and values of members for more than a century. 

“It is such a privilege to represent nursing and I encourage members to vote in this important election.” 

The new President and Deputy President will be announced on Friday 16 November 2018.

For more information about each candidate, visit President and Deputy President Election 2018.

Members can also register to attend a hustings event on Tuesday 9 October at RCN Headquarters or watch a livestream of the event on the RCN website. For more information about the hustings event, visit President and Deputy President Hustings 2018.


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