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GOVERNANCE - Chief Executive's Review
appointments as important advances in
the formation of the new group entity.
RCSI Professor is new Master of Rotunda
Professor Fergal Malone, Professor and
Chairman of the RCSI (Royal College
of Surgeons in Ireland) Department of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the
Rotunda Hospital, has been appointed
as the next Master and Chief Executive
Officer of the Rotunda, for a seven-
year term. Fergal, a Waterford native,
will be the 39th consecutive Master of
the Rotunda since its inception in 1745.
Professor Malone will take up the position
in January 2016.
International activities
Our overseas campuses continue to
steadily progress with many notable
highlights during the past 12 months.
RCSI Bahrain
In what is both a major achievement for
RCSI Bahrain, and a meaningful indicator
of the quality of education provided by
the University, the RCSI programme in
the University has been accredited by the
Irish Medical Council for a period of five
years following a general inspection of
the facility. In what has been a landmark
year, RCSI Bahrain also celebrated its
tenth anniversary in November 2014
and, in June 2015, graduated its 1,000th
Perdana University RCSI School of
Perdana University RCSI (PU-RCSI) School
of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, continues
to go from strength to strength, as
emphasised by an upcoming major
milestone for the School in September,
when in excess of 50 students will enter
their final year, graduating the following
June. The appointment of Professor
David Adams, who took up the post of
Dean on August 1, 2014, is indicative
of the School's intent to deliver further
growth and development in the years
Penang Medical College, Malaysia
Marking another year of substantial
advances, Penang Medical College
(PMC), Malaysia received confirmation
from the Malaysian Medical Council and
Malaysian Qualification Agency that the
college will be accredited until April
2018. PMC was also informed that it now
is the only medical school outside the EU
whose graduates are eligible to apply for
internship in Ireland.
RCSI Dubai
The last 12 months has seen RCSI Dubai
continue to grow and innovate in a
rapidly developing environment. This
year, RCSI Dubai graduated 69 students;
41 graduates were conferred with an MSc
in Healthcare Management, 22 with an
MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Management and six were conferred with
a Postgraduate Diploma.
Key strategic appointment
A key strategic appointment this
year has been Aíne Gibbons as
Director of Development and Alumni
Relations. Building stronger ties with
our 20,000-strong Alumni community
is central to RCSI's strategic goal of
developing strong strategic partnerships.
Aíne will lead the College's efforts to
secure transformative, philanthropic
support for our strategic objectives
across both teaching and research while
developing a vibrant and engaging
programme of Alumni events in Ireland
and abroad.
Outstanding contribution
Looking back on a year of creative
innovation and ground-breaking
achievement, I must take this opportunity
to acknowledge with genuine gratitude
the outstanding contribution that the
patients, clinicians and staff of our
teaching hospitals have made to the
College and to thank them for their
generosity towards the College, its
students and trainees. In addition, I
would like to thank every member of
the staff of RCSI for their hard work and
dedication; the pioneering `firsts' of
the past 12 months that move us ever-
closer to the realisation of our Growth
and Excellence goals could not have
been accomplished without our staff's
boundless energy and unwavering focus.
In conclusion, I also want to thank my
colleagues on the senior management
team and the Council, led by Mr Declan
Magee as President. I am indebted to
them for their prudent advice, consistent
support and sustained commitment to
RCSI's strategic vision.
Building stronger
ties with our
Alumni community
is central to RCSI's
strategic goal
of developing
strong strategic
Carole Smillie, Construction Director at Bennett
(Construction) Ltd; and Professor Cathal Kelly, RCSI
Chief Executive/Registrar.