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The Association presidents

Current President

The current President of the Association of Anaesthetists is Dr Kathleen Ferguson.

Past presidents

Below is a list of the past presidents of the Association, starting with Dr Henry Featherstone, who founded the Association in 1932.

1932 – 1935 Henry W Featherstone OBE MD LLDHon FFARCS
1935 – 1938 Joseph Blomfield OBE MD FRCS FFARCS
1938 – 1941 Zebulon Mennell FFARCS
1941 – 1944 Ashley Daly FRCS FFARCS
1944 – 1947 Archibald D Marston CBE MD FRCS FFARCS
1947 – 1950 John Gillies CVO MC FRCSEd FFARCS
1950 – 1953 W Alexander Low MC FFARCS
1953 – 1956 Sir Geoffrey Organe MD FRCS FFARCS FFARACSHon FFARCSIHon
1956 – 1959 T Cecil Gray CBE KCSG OStJ MD FRCP FRCS FFARCSHon
1959 – 1962 Ronald Jarman DSC FRCS FFARCS
1962 – 1965 Vernon F Hall CVO FRCA FFARCSHon
1965 – 1967 Herbert H Pinkerton FRCP(Glasg) FFARCS
1967 – 1969 R Patrick W Shackleton CBE DM FFARCS
1969 – 1971 A John W Beard MD FRCA
1971 – 1973 J Alfred Lee FFARCS FFARCSIHon MMSA
1973 – 1976 Philip J Helliwell FRCA
1976 – 1978 Cyril F Scurr CBE LVO FRCS FRCA FFARCSIHon
1978 – 1980 Stanley A Mason FRCA AKC
1980 – 1982 W Derek Wylie FRCP FRCS FRCA FANZCAHon
1982 – 1984 Michael D Vickers FRCA FANZCAHon
1984 – 1986 Thomas B Boulton OBE TD MD FRCA FDSRCS
1986 – 1988 Michael Rosen CBE MB ChB LLDHon FRCA FRCOG FRCS
1988 – 1990 Maurice M Burrows MB BCH BAO FRCA DA
1990 – 1992 Peter J F Baskett FRCA MRCP
1992 – 1994 William R MacRae MB ChB FRCA FFARCSIHon FRCS Ed
1994 – 1996 S Morrell Lyons OBE MD BSc FRCA FFARCSI
1996 – 1998 W Leslie M Baird MB ChB DA FRCA FRCP(Glasg)
1998 – 2000 Maldwyn Morgan MB BS DA FRCA
2000 – 2002 Professor Leo Strunin MD FRCA FRCPC
2002 – 2004 Peter G M Wallace FRCA FRCP(Glasg)
2004 – 2006 Professor Mike Harmer CBE MD FRCA FCARCSIHon
2006 – 2008 David K Whitaker FRCA FFPMRCA FFICM Hon FCARCSI
2008 – 2010 Richard J S Birks MB ChB FRCA Hon FCAI
2010 – 2012 Iain H Wilson MB ChB FRCA FCAI (Hon)
2012 – 2014 A William Harrop-Griffiths MA MB BS FRCA FCAI (Hon)
2014 – 2016 Andrew J Hartle MB ChB FRCA FFICM
2016 – 2018 Paul Clyburn MB MRCP FRCA