Presides at business meetings of the Society and chairs council meetings.Speaks on both academic and administrative issues.
The president (or an authorised representative) also represents the views of the society to other associations and societies.
Keeps minutes of Business Meetings of the Council, prepares the agenda, maintains a current list of members and maintains an archive of documents pertaining to the history and development of the Society,
The convenor also deputises for the President and represents the Society at meetings of Convenors of the specialty groups of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health;
Responsible for the collection and banking of annual subscription fees, payment of bills. The treasurer also submits an annual statement of accounts to the society and to the Charity Commission and Inland Revenue.
Past BSPGHAN Presidents
2016-2019 – Professor Nick Croft
2013-2016 — Dr Alastair Baker
2010-2013 — Dr Mark Beattie
2007-2010 — Dr Huw Jenkins
2004-2007 — Professor Deirdre Kelly
2001-2004 — Professor Ian Sanderson
1998-2001 — Dr Martin Brueton
1995-1998 — Prof. Ian Booth
1992-1995 — Prof. Stuart Tanner
1989-1992 — Prof. John Dodge
1986-1989 — Prof. John Walker-Smith