The Board and Council | Association of Anaesthetists

The Board and Council

The Association Board and Council

The Association is governed by a board of directors and advised by a council.

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland, registered as a company limited by guarantee, and the AAGBI Foundation, registered as a company limited by guarantee and as a charity are governed by separate boards.

The Association is governed by an elected board of directors.

The AAGBI Foundation is governed by an appointed board of trustees. 

The Association is the sole corporate member of the AAGBI Foundation. It appoints the majority of the Foundation’s trustees in addition to the independent trustees appointed by the charity’s own Board,

Board of Directors and Officers

The Board is the governing body responsible for the strategic direction of the Association. It’s comprised of up to 12 elected directors, Officers, and the chair and Honorary Secretary of the Association of Anaesthetists Trainees Committee. 

Elected directors are elected by ordinary and trainee members of the Association. An elected director can hold office for four years.

Officers are elected directors who are appointed to hold the following honorary positions :

  • President
  • Honorary Treasurer
  • Honorary Secretary
  • Honorary Membership Secretary
  • Editor-in-chief of the journal Anaesthesia 

The term of office is one year as an elect and two years on taking up honorary position. 

At the end of the two years, the holders of those honorary positions then become ‘immediate past’ for a period of one year, for example, 'immediate past president'.

Appointments to these positions take place from   the Annual Members’ Meeting in September, held during our Annual Congress.

The Council

The council advises the board on the strategic and professional direction of the Association. It is solely an advisory body and has no decision-making powers. 

Every elected director of the Association is automatically a member of the council. The council is also made up of representatives from other stakeholder organisations.

Meet the Association Council.

Articles of Association and Regulations

Articles of Association and Regulations are available on request by writing to Association of Anaesthetists, 21 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PY

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