30 June 2021

The College has appointed Vince Voon as new Lay Trustee. Vince will be joining the College’s Trustee Board.

Members of the College’s Lay network facilitate lay input into College activities. The network advises College committees and Council on matters of concern to the public.

Dr Mike Osborn, College President commented:

`I am delighted to welcome Vince to the College. Members of the College’s Lay network are an integral part of the College. I am looking forward to working with Vince to develop our activities to help us support members to deliver excellent patient care.’

Vince said of his appointment:

`I joined RCPath as a Lay Trustee in May 2021 and it has been a pretty immersive experience so far - being invited to my first Trustee Board Meeting, the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Lay Advisory Group to name just a few, in the space of several weeks. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming to such an extent that I feel I will suffer from some level of ‘imposter syndrome’ but hopefully, will be able to genuinely contribute to the great work being done!

I have been hearing about the work on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and am really impressed as to how important it matters to the Trustees and the Council.  

I would like to offer thanks for the warm welcome I have received from everyone I’ve connected with at the College so far and I look forward to working with you in the months to come.’

Vince is a Senior Civil Servant in the Home Office and has held senior commercial roles in technology transformation. 

Vince is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He graduated from the London School of Economics with an Economics Degree and a Masters in Information Systems.

He is an experienced business transformation specialist in leading major programmes in commercial and financial management, business process outsourcing and performance improvement with a Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma.

Vince previously worked at IBM, PwC, Deloitte and in investment banking, with experience in technology outsourcing, consulting and corporate finance in the UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

In his current role, Vince has championed talent and capability, inclusion and diversity initiatives in the Home Office and Civil Service. 

He won the Cabinet Office Leadership Award for ‘Best Example of Diversity in a Project (2019), the Home Office Excellence Awards for ‘Inspirational Leadership’ (2020) and is a volunteer sponsor for the Home Office Access Talent Programme that won the ‘Innovation Award’ at the Business Culture Awards (2017/18).