The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) has appointed Sarah Johnson to the new role of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
Sarah will be responsible for leading the EACTS team through an exciting period of change as the Association aims to expand its international collaborations with other stakeholders, diversify its educational programme and increase its membership base.
Her role includes providing first-class operational and strategic support to the EACTS Council and supporting the Association’s well-established reputation on the international stage. As well as being COO, Sarah will serve as Executive Director, replacing Kathy McGree who retired earlier this year after holding the position for many years.
Professor Domenico Pagano, Secretary General of EACTS, said: “Sarah has a successful track record of delivering positive change across a global health organisation. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help us meet the challenges of our ambitions; enabling us to deliver our vision of a leading international agent for change and ultimately, improving patient care across the world.”
Commenting on her appointment, Sarah Johnson said: “This is an exciting time to join the dedicated team at EACTS. The Association is already a recognised world leader in the field but it remains ambitious and forward thinking. I am delighted to take on such an important role and drive forward the plans for the future.”
Most recently, Sarah was the Chief Executive Officer at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She led ISUOG through from its early years to its current position as the leading international resource for women’s imaging with over 15,000 members in 140 countries.
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