LGT Head of Midwifery elected President of the RCM

04 Jul 2024

Congratulations to Sophie Russell, Head of Midwifery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich, for being elected as the President of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

The RCM is the voice of midwifery and the only professional organisation and trade union dedicated to serving midwives. In her role as RCM President, Sophie will represent RCM members at national and international events, and at social occasions.

Sophie brings more than 18 years of midwifery experience to the role, and her career profile spans a variety of roles within community and hospital settings including holding a Consultant Midwife post for five years.

Sophie Russell, Head of Midwifery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said: “I am really honoured to have been elected as the new president of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). I look forward to working with Gill Walton, Royal College of Midwives General Secretary and CEO and pledge that I will represent every member no matter their background or their role. There is so much talent and innovation within maternity services.

I’m looking forward to meeting lots of members over the course of my term and seeing first-hand the outstanding work they do supporting women and their families and sharing that excellence here at LGT. I want to play my part in making sure all families receive personalised and evidence-based care. Being a midwife is a huge privilege and the best job in the world, so representing the RCM as President is an incredibly humbling and exciting challenge. That challenge starts today.”

Read Sophie’s full biography here.