Published: 26/05/2005, Volume II5, No. 5957 Page 36

Peter Donnelly has been named executive director of finance at North West London strategic health authority. A chartered accountant by profession, his last post was director of funding and financial policy, Metropolitan Health and Aged Care, in Victoria, Australia.

Dudley South primary care trust chief executive Chris Potter has left the position after three years to emigrate to Australia with his family.

Director of modernisation, deputy chief executive and lead nurse Kathy Vilton will replace him as acting chief executive.

Bernard Ribeiro has been elected president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Bernard is consultant general surgeon at Basildon Hospital. He will succeed Hugh Phillips as president on 14 July.

Send details of senior appointments to andrew.snowball@emap. com