Meet the Chairman
The current Chairman of the Club is Professor James D Hutchison
After school and university education in Dundee, Jimmy came to Aberdeen in 1980. He held the Regius Chair of Surgery and the Sir Harry Platt Chair of Orthopaedics at the University of Aberdeen until retiring in 2016, although he is still working part-time as an orthopaedic surgeon with NHS Grampian and for the Scottish Government, chairing the Scottish Orthopaedic Services Development Group. He was Vice-President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012-15, and has held various posts in surgery and orthopaedics, having previously chaired the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit, the Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality and the Scottish Committee for Orthopaedics and Trauma, and been Specialty Adviser to the Chief Medical Officer. He has been President of the Harveian Society and the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society, and Attending Surgeon for the Scotland Rugby Team.
He is married to Kate, with three grown up children, and has stayed at Echt since 1981. He joined the RNUC in 1994.
Membership of The Royal Northern and University Club is by nomination
The Club has two main categories of Membership: Ordinary and Country. Eligibility for Country Membership which has a lower subscription rate, is available for Members when their residential and business address are outwith a 30 mile radius of Aberdeen. A further category, Junior Membership, is available for those between the ages of 21 and 30.
Many of today's Members are actively involved in local, national and international affairs. Although they are businessmen, they know they are Members of a Club, where briefcases are left closed and business talk is confined to private rooms. Members are encouraged to use the Club as a home away from home where they can meet like-minded friends in a pleasant and comfortable envirionment.
The ambience of the Club has to be experienced to be appreciated. It is about good companionship and a sense of belonging in a dignified atmosphere, where old traditions have meaning and value, because they have been tested and retained.