Richard Sutton graduated from King’s College Hospital Medical School in 1964. He trained at National Heart Hospital, London 1970-6 and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US, 1968-9. He has been Consultant Cardiologist at Westminster, Chelsea & Westminster, Royal Brompton and St Mary’s Hospitals in London, 1976-2011, now Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital, London. He became Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Imperial College, London, 2003; Emeritus Professor 2011 (current); DSc London 1988. He has published >350 peer-reviewed papers dominantly on Cardiac Pacing and Syncope. He was Co-Founder (1976) and President of British Heart Rhythm Society (then British Pacing & Electrophysiology Group) 1990-1995 and European Working Group on Cardiac Pacing 1998-2000 (now European Heart Rhythm Association), Editor-in-Chief of Europace 1998-2006, now Founding Editor, and President & Co-Founder of Cardiology Section, Royal Society of Medicine (2007-2010). He married Jeanne-Marie Arrighi in 2014 and has lived in Monaco since 2011.