Introducing the interim executive director of the College of Paramedics

02 February 2015
Volume 7 · Issue 2


Gerry Egan, interim executive director, College of Paramedics, outlines some of his key objectives for the College in ensuring it continues to grow and meet the expectations of its members.

Hello, I am Gerry Egan and have recently joined the College of Paramedics on an interim and part-time basis as executive director. I was in the Scottish Ambulance Service for over 35 years and finished my career in the position of paramedic clinical director. I am active as a paramedic in the private sector and work part-time at Knockhill Race Circuit.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to do some work with the College and help to set the direction for growth and development. The progress the College has made over the last few years is amazing, and the commitment of the Council and others who give their time selflessly in keeping the College going should be applauded.

Growth in membership is steady and we will soon have a full-time marketing manager to focus on increasing the membership, generating income from additional sources, and enhancing the profile of the College. The strategy is clear in direction and long-term aims of Royal College and charitable status are priorities within the Strategic Plan. To do this we need to continue to grow, manage and reform the College's infrastructure to reflect the pressing need for increased capacity and capability. Accordingly, one of my key objectives in the coming months is to prepare a plan for the consideration of the Governing Council, which will propose a revised management and governance structure. This is an essential step in the development of the College as it positions itself to meet the growing expectations of members, and manage the increasing range of activity that impact an evolving and rapidly-developing profession.

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