Northern Irish Board

Northern Irish Board

The Northern Irish Board acts as the link between College fellows and members in the province and the College. It also represents anaesthetists within the wider Northern Ireland health and social care structure, including liaising with fellow Royal Colleges and senior decision makers.

Dr Will Donaldson

"We meet twice a year, with the board providing an important link between the College and RCoA fellows and members based in Northern Ireland."

The Board consists of elected Consultant, SAS and trainee representatives, along with regional advisors, a lay committee representative and various co-opted members. It is attended by the President or a deputising Vice President and a member of the College’s senior management team. Guest speakers from relevant healthcare work streams join some meetings.

The current Board members are:

Dr Will Donaldson, Chair

Dr Darrell Lowry, Head of School of Anaesthesia, NIMDTA

Dr Fiona Donald, RCoA President

Mr Jono Brüün, RCoA CEO

Dr Richard Laird, Regional Adviser Anaesthesia

Professor Graham Shortern, Co-opted Member, President, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland

Mr Martin McCormack, CEO, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland

Dr Neal Beckett, Co-opted Member, Association of Anaesthetists

Dr Mary Molloy, Deputy Head of School and Deputy RAA Anaesthetics

Mrs Mary Lynne Smith, Lay Committee Representative- North West

Dr Cheryl Turkington, Elected Consultant Member, Western Trust Representative

Dr Sinead McGuirk, Elected Consultant Member, Belfast Trust Representative

Dr Killian McCourt, Elected Consultant Member, Belfast Trust Representative

Dr Mike Jamison, Trainee Representative

Dr Conor Farrell, Regional Advisor, PM

Dr Raymond McKee, Regional Advisor ICM

Dr Brendan Haughey, Trainee Representative

Ms Lisa Robert, Secretariat   

The Northern Irish Board's regular newsletter will keep you informed of current activities. If you have any related topics for future newsletter please contribute your ideas by emailing the Chair.

Minutes from the past two Northern Irish Board meetings can be found below:

You can find the most recent Northern Irish Newsletter below