Nominations for election to RACS Council open Friday 4 September 2020 and close Monday 21 September 2020.  

RACS Council is the governing body of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Council meeting commitments are four to five days, three times a year at the end of February, June and October. In addition, Councillors are expected to be members of Council committees and working parties, and to fulfil any committee role conferred on them by Council.

Councillors are company directors with fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the Fellowship as a whole in fulfilling their governance responsibilities.

Council embraces and encourages broad diversity of membership—gender and ethnicity including Indigenous and Māori. Amongst other diversity, Council should comprise a mix of Fellows from public, private and academic practice. 

Governance experience and previous involvement in College activities, e.g. course facilitator or examiner, committee member, is an advantage. 

Fellows from the Paediatric and Cardiothoracic specialties are encouraged to nominate to fill the vacancies from our outgoing President and Vice President respectively. 

Tasmanian, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory Fellows are also encouraged to nominate, as currently they do not have  elected representatives on Council.

Fellows passionate about equitable distribution of surgeons, improving the culture and respect among all surgeons in helping our Trainees progress to the next generation of surgeons and healthcare sustainability are also encouraged to nominate.

For more information visit the Council nominations web page.