Nominations for BHRS President Elect

The time has come to elect our next President, to succeed Prof Richard Schilling, who will be completing his three year tenure in 2020. The President Elect post shadow’s the current President for 12 months and then takes over for a three year term as President of BHRS at HRC October 2020.

The office is most suitable for someone who already has experience at senior management level and ideally should already have had involvement with British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) Council. The President oversees the day to day running of the Society, chairs Council meetings and has important links with the British Cardiovascular Society, EHRA, HRC, Arrhythmia Alliance and NICOR.

We are therefore inviting nominations for the post of President Elect. The current constitution does allow for past Council members to apply for this post. The successfully elected candidate will officially join BHRS Council at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), during Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

We welcome interest from anyone who is a current BHRS Ordinary Member and would like to join the Council as President. Please note that you will need to be proposed and seconded by current members of BHRS. Nominations should be submitted by 5pm Friday 12th July 2019. Voting will take place electronically over the summer with the result announced on Monday 9th September 2019.

Council meets five to six times per year, one of which will be at at HRC in Birmingham where the AGM is also held . The remaining meetings are usually held at the BCS offices in London.
The President is expected to attend all Council Meetings.

In addition to the responsibilities of the position, members of Council automatically become Trustees of BHRS, a Registered Charity and must accept the responsibilities associated with that position. It is advised that all nominees acquaint themselves with these responsibilities; a summary entitled ‘The Essential Trustee: What you need to know (Version 3rd May 2018)’ can be downloaded from the Charity Commission website at the following link:

Please see below nomination papers for the aforementioned posts I would encourage you to consider standing.

Nominations should be accompanied by a personal statement expressing your vision for BHRS. As Council Members become Trustees of BHRS, applications should be accompanied by a photocopy of the photograph page of your passport plus a recent (< three months) utility bill showing your name and home address in order to register with the Charity Commission.

In the meantime, I would be grateful if you can please return the attached papers by email to by 5pm, Friday 12th July 2019.

Please note that original papers with handwritten / scanned signatures only will be accepted. We will not accept papers with typescript signatures.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact BHRS Administrator,
Tel: +44 (0) 1789 867526, Email:

Yours faithfully

Dr Alistair Slade