Following the elections for the new College Officers that took place in spring 2017, we are pleased to announce that the successful candidates are Dr Andy Beale, Dr Caroline Rubin and Dr Frances Yuille. The new Officers will take up office today at the Annual General Meeting held at RCR17.
We will meet them in more depth in the autumn, but for now here is a brief introduction to our new Officers and their roles.
Dr Andy Beale
It is our pleasure to welcome Dr Andy Beale as our new Treasurer – Medical Director, Membership and Business. He succeeds Dr Mark Alexander as Treasurer, who’s role has been reviewed to represent the RCR’s focus on member engagement and providing value. The role will see Dr Beale responsible for ensuring that the relevance and value of what the College offers to its membership is well defined and clearly communicated, in addition to being the principal financial Officer of the College.
Dr Beale has been a Council member from 2014–17, as well as serving on the finance and honours committees. He was a founder member of the British Society of Thoracic Imaging (BSTI) and its Treasurer from 2003–10. Dr Beale also became the National Clinical Lead for NHS Improving Quality (NHSIQ), with a particular interest in interventional radiology and diagnostic benchmarking from 2010–13.
Dr Caroline Rubin
We are pleased to welcome Dr Caroline Rubin as our new Vice-President of the Clinical Radiology Faculty. With a lifelong interest in education and training, Dr Rubin’s role within the RCR started as a member of the Training Accreditation Committee in 2002, followed by membership of the Specialty Advisory and Specialty Training and Advisory Committees.
Her College work has included developing workplace-based assessments, being Chair of the Curriculum Committee and, more recently, becoming Medical Director, Education and Training, Clinical Radiology 2013–16. Dr Rubin will be succeeding Dr Richard FitzGerald and as Vice-President will be responsible for leading the Faculty and speaking on its behalf on Council.
Dr Frances Yuille
It is our pleasure to welcome Dr Frances Yuille as our new Medical Director, Education and Training, Clinical Oncology. Dr Yuille will replace Dr Seamus McAleer in this role and will be responsible for all aspects of specialty training work, including FRCR examinations. Dr Yuille was born in Zimbabwe and trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, qualifying in 1987.
After four years of training in Edinburgh in clinical oncology, her first consultant post was at the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow with a specialist interest in breast and lung cancer. Since 2001, she has been a consultant in Edinburgh specialising in breast and lymphoma management. Her interests also include communications skills, medical education and quality improvement.