Members of the public sought to join Boards and Committees at RCPI and its Faculties

Applications are invited from members of the public to join Boards and Committees at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is Ireland’s oldest and largest medical training body. We provide postgraduate training for doctors to specialise in general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, public health medicine, pathology and occupational medicine. We are also active in health advocacy and our mission is to train, educate and continuously develop doctors for current and future world health needs.

As part of the programme to embed a series of governance improvements within the College, we are seeking to recruit members of the public who are not doctors to assist us in carrying out these activities. These individuals will sit on College committees and working groups and assist us by providing a different perspective and set of experiences to complement that of our doctors and staff. We would encourage individuals from all walks of life to consider applying for these voluntary positions to reflect the diversity of our population as well as current and future potential users of our health system.

We are seeking candidates to provide inputs in both areas of policy (improving healthcare delivery, patient experience, public health initiatives such as screening) and College governance (corporate governance, risk management, oversight)
We are seeking board and committee members ideally with:

• Previous experience in the public, private, voluntary or charity sectors.
• Experience and/or interest in health-related areas.
• Previous board level experience.


How to apply

Candidates should submit a Cover Letter and supporting CV to Dr Terry McWade, CEO ( that clearly outlines how your particular background and experience meets the requirements to serve as a Board/Committee Member as outlined. Appointments will be made following an interview process. Please apply by 5pm, Friday 28th February 2020.

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland welcomes and actively seeks to appoint people to its activities regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation.
The RCPI aims to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committees, senior roles and staff in general.


Role description- further information

Dr Terry McWade

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Terry McWade is CEO of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Dr McWade, who qualified as a medical doctor at Trinity College Dublin, has led a number of technology and medical education innovations including the world’s first online surgical training programme - a collaborative venture between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Harvard Medical School and Intuition. He has previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry at Servier Laboratories, as Managing Director of Servier Denmark, and at its Paris headquarters. He led the healthcare consulting practice of the Boston Consulting Group in London and is former CEO of Exceptis Technologies, where he led the sale of this business to Trintech Group in 2000. Prior to establishing Valitacell, Terry was Deputy CEO of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2004-2013). He is the former Chairman of the European Vaccine Initiative, Deputy Chairman of the Dublin Dental Hospital and serves on a number of committees of the Irish Medical Council. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and has a MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law.