Resuscitation Council UK is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our President, Vice-President, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary are all elected by Full members of Resuscitation Council UK. Up to three additional Trustees can also be selected by the elected Trustees.

Our Board guarantees that Resuscitation Council UK is well-managed, governed well and provides skills and expertise that are integral to our work as an organisation. 

Photo of Andrew LockeyProfessor Andy Lockey is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust. He is also an Associate Dean for Health Education England (covering Yorkshire and the Humber). He first became involved with Resuscitation Council UK in 1993, when he became an ALS Instructor, going on to join the ALS Subcommittee as a doctor-in-training representative in 1998. He also acted as Chair of the ALS Subcommittee for seven years, steering the evolution of the ALS course through two guideline changes. Prior to becoming President, Andy held the posts of Vice-President and Honorary Secretary, during which he led a whole-scale review of the membership structure for the Council. He is a vocal advocate for training all children in CPR and defibrillator awareness.  

Photo of Gavin PerkinsProfessor Gavin Perkins is Deputy Dean at Warwick Medical School and Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit.  He works clinically as Professor of Critical Care Medicine at University Hospitals Birmingham and West Midlands Ambulance Service.  He serves as a Non-executive Director at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. He previously chaired the ALS Subcommittee, developing, evaluating and implementing the e-ALS course.  He is currently Chair of the Community and Ambulance Resuscitation Committee for the Resuscitation Council UK; Director of Science and Research with the European Resuscitation Council and Co-chair for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.  He has an active research portfolio in cardiac arrest which includes the PARAMEDIC trials and the OHCAO Registry.

Photo of Charles DeakinProfessor Charles Deakin is Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Cardiac Intensive Care at University Hospital Southampton, Professor of Resuscitation and Prehospital Emergency Medicine at Southampton University and Divisional Medical Director of South Central Ambulance Service. Charles has been a member of RCUK’s Executive Committee since 2001 and previously chaired the ALS Committee for the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), Co-chairing the ILCOR ALS Committee for the 2005 and 2010 Guidelines revision. His research interests include pre-hospital airway management, drugs and mechanical devices in ALS, defibrillation, and the delivery of bystander resuscitation instructions by telephone.

Photo of IanProfessor Ian Maconochie is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre. He is Co-chair of the Paediatric Section of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Ian is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York. Ian is Registrar for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the current President of the Paediatric Section of the European Society of Emergency Medicine.