The Members of Council include the President (and Immediate Past and future Presidents), Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary (and Immediate Past Treasurer and Secretary for one year), five Home Members (from the UK and Republic of Ireland), one Trainee Representative and one Overseas Member. The President of the APA is elected biennially.

The council also includes a representative from each of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society, Association of Anaesthetists and the RCoA Council (if it includes an APA member), a lay person and the Chairs of the Scientific, Education and Training and Professional Standards committees.

The Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists uses secretarial and office facilities based at the Association of Anaesthetists.

Colin Dryden
Dr Colin Dryden
Chair of Meetings Committee
Judith Nolan
Dr Judith Nolan
Home Member and Chair of Education Committee

Bristol Children's Hospital, Upper Maudlin St, Bristol BS2 8BJ

Jonathan Smith
Dr Jonathan Smith
Home Member
Dr Sumit Das
Home Member and Website Lead

Nuffield Department of Anaesthesia

Oxford Children's Hospital, OX3 9DU

Dr Janet Stansfield
Home Member

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

Birmingham Children's Hospital


Russell Perkins
Dr Russel Perkins
Co-opted member, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Dept of Paediatric Anaesthesia
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Upper Brook Street
M13 9WL

Dr Nicola Disma
Overseas Member

Department of Anesthesia, Instituto Giannina Gaslini, Italy

Brian Foster
Dr Brian Foster
Northern Ireland Representative
Jonathan Rutherford
Dr John Rutherford
Co-opted member for Scotland, Linkman Lead

John is a based at the Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries. He is the current chair of the Scottish Paediatric Anaesthesia Network.

Dr Bill Walsh
Member for Ireland
Dr Sarah Greenaway
Newly Appointed Consultant
Dr Sarah Mahoney
Paediatric Critical Care Representative
Dr Ann Harvey
Co-opted member, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
James Farrant
Dr James Farrant
Social Media
Camilla Poulton
Camilla Poulton
Patient Representative