Royal College International Board of Directors                

The governance and stewardship of Royal College International (RCI) is the responsibility of the RCI Board. The Board oversees the management of RCI’s business strategies to improve and build capacity in specialty medical education and practice around the world, by marketing and providing consulting services of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

RCI also delivers an International Development, Aid and Collaboration funding program. The program supports a selected number of projects led by Royal College Fellows that help to improve health profession education and local capacity in low- and middle- income countries.

Terms of reference

Current RCI Board members

  • Ms. Irit Weiser (Chair)
  • Dr. Sinziana Avramescu
  • Ms. Martine Bouchard
  • Mr. Wendell Brown
  • Dr. Marcia Clark
  • Dr. Lind Grant-Oyeye
  • Dr. Debakanta Jena
  • Dr. Narmin Kassam
  • Ms. Sophia Leong
  • Ms. Lara Pietrolungo
  • Dr. Joseph Po
  • Dr. David Ross
  • Mr. Palash Sanyal
  • Dr. Roman Szumski

We are recruiting!

RCI is recruiting Fellows, business leaders and members of the public sector to join its Board of Directors for new three-year terms starting on September 22, 2023.

The RCI Board has three to 15 positions; RCI is recruiting for two to four new Board members for the 2023–2026 term. Board terms are renewable once.

Recruitment criteria

The Royal College (and by extension RCI) is committed to Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation and to upholding the principles of anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The wish is to create boards and committees that reflect the many social identities of the Royal College’s membership and RCI’s clientele, including ethnic origin, race, age, disability, religion, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation.

If you have knowledge, skills and/or experience in one or more of the areas listed below, or other equivalent knowledge and experience, please consider applying.

Key skill areas

  • International programmatic consulting (cost-recovery): Experience in international consulting, and knowledge of business drivers in the medical education and / or health care markets in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australasia.
  • Diplomatic relations: Experience liaising with foreign and domestic entities to advance key strategies and projects in an international environment.
  • Human rights: Knowledge or experience with international human rights matters, policy, or law to inform RCI engagements.

Apply by June 21

If you are interested in joining the RCI Board, please complete the application form by 11:59 p.m. (applicants’ local time) on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

When completing the application form, please

  • use the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge;
  • be prepared to complete the application form in one sitting; and
  • be prepared to upload your biography of approximately 300 words.

To ask questions or to request accommodations that you may require to ensure your equal participation, please contact a member of the Governance team at                             

Key dates

The RCI Board elections process is being run by the RCI Nominating Governance Committee. The committee will be meeting in early summer to review and consider applications. Interviews will be held with selected applicants. Elections will take place at the RCI Annual Meeting of the Members on September 22, 2023.

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