A photo of Chris Liu on his laptop during a meeting at the RCOphth


The College was created by Royal Charter in 1988. The Ordinances set out how we should be governed and both documents can only be changed by the Privy Council.

The Trustee Board determine the by-laws, which govern the internal affairs of the RCOphth and how we operate as a charity whilst ensuring our finances are managed effectively.

The Trustee Board, made up of the Standing Committees Chairs, two Regional Representatives, the Ophthalmologists in Training Group Chair and two lay representatives, is and is chaired by the President.

Read the Trustee Terms of Reference here.

The RCOphth Council, made up of College Officers, Regional Representatives and co-opted committee chairs (International, Academic Research), represent our members in the UK and overseas, focusing on clinical management and policy development.