The pro bono contribution of Fellows has been and continues to be the College’s most valued asset and resource. We are grateful for their commitment and are also grateful to the voting Fellows (24.20 per cent) who demonstrated their engagement with the governance of the College.

The results of the 2020 elections to RACS Council will be tabled at our Annual General Meeting in Melbourne on Thursday 13 May 2021, when newly elected Councillors take office.

Congratulations to the successful candidates and sincere thanks to all candidates who nominated.

Fellowship Elected Councillors

There were four Fellowship Elected Councillor positions to be filled.  The successful candidates in alphabetical order are:

Nicola Hill – Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, NZ (Newly elected to Council) 
Andrew Hill - General Surgery, NZ (Re-elected to Council)
Christine Lai - General Surgery, SA (Re-elected to Council)
Maxine Ronald - General Surgery, NZ (Re-elected to Council)

Specialty Elected Councillors

Cardiothoracic Specialty Elected Councillor
There was one Specialty Elected Councillor position to be filled. The successful candidate is Andrew Cochrane, VIC (Newly elected to Council)

Paediatric Specialty Elected Councillor
There was one Specialty Elected Councillor position to be filled. The successful candidate is Philip Morreau, NZ (Newly elected to Council)


There was one position to be filled in each of the following specialties. The successful candidates were re-elected to Council unopposed.

General Specialty Elected Councillor
David Fletcher, WA (Re-elected to Council unopposed)

Vascular Surgery Specialty Elected Councillor
John Crozier, NSW (Re-elected to Council unopposed)



The poll results are verified by Ms Katherine Langford of BigPulse.