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BMA appoints new chief executive and publishing group chairman

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:190
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    A City banker is taking over as chief executive of the BMA from January 2005 in one of two new appointments described as “highly significant” by the BMA's chairman, Mr James Johnson.

    Announcing the appointment of Tony Bourne as the new secretary and chief executive, Mr Johnson said the BMA was determined to build on its position as the foremost membership association for doctors in the United Kingdom.

    Mr Bourne, aged 50, currently works as a managing director of Hawkpoint, an independent corporate advisory firm, which he helped to found. The company was formed in 1999, after a management buyout from NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

    He had previously held posts at the Parabas bank as global head of equity and was a member of the bank's managing board. Before that he worked for the investment banking group Merrill Lynch.

    He replaces lawyer Jeremy Strachan, who is retiring at the end of the year after …

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