Upcoming Council meetings and events

For 2021 both Board of Council and Council meetings will be conducted virtually and face-to-face.

Council 2021

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2021
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June 2021
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2021

Board of Council 2021

Friday 29 January 2021 - Melbourne/virtual
Friday 26 March 2021 - Canberra
Friday 30 April 2021 - Hobart/Launceston
Friday 28 May 2021 - virtual
Friday 30 July 2021 - virtual
Wednesday 1 September 2021 - Queenstown, NZ
Friday 26 November 2021 - Melbourne

Annual Scientific Congress

Monday 10 to Friday 14 May 2021 (Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre)
Monday 10 May: Convocation
Thursday 13 May: Annual General Meeting

Office bearers

President and Chair of Council and Executive
Dr Anthony Sparnon
SA Specialty Elected Councillor
Paediatric surgeon

Vice President
Associate Professor Julie Mundy

QLD Specialty Elected Councillor
Cardiothoracic surgeon

Associate Professor Phillip Carson
NT Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Dr Greg Witherow
WA Specialty Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic surgeon

Chair, Professional Development and Standards Board
Dr Sally Langley
NZ Fellowship Elected Councillor
Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon

Office holders

Adrian Anthony

Chair, Board of Surgical Education and Training
Mr Adrian Anthony
SA Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Kerin Fielding

Chair, SIMG Assessment
Associate Professor Kerin Fielding
NSW Fellowship Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic surgeon

 Christopher Pyke

Chair, Court of Examiners
Professor Christopher Pyke
QLD Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Andrew Hill

Chair, Professional Standards
Professor Andrew Hill
NZ Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Lawrence Malisano

Chair, Professional Development
Dr Lawrence Malisano
QLD Fellowship Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic surgeon

Ruth Bollard

Chair, Fellowship Services
Ms Ruth Bollard
VIC Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Mark Frydenberg

Chair, Research and Academic Surgery
Professor Mark Frydenberg AM
VIC Specialty Elected Councillor

John Crozier

Chair, Surgical Audit
Mr John Crozier AM CSM
NSW Specialty Elected Councillor
Vascular surgeon

Annette Holian

Chair, Global Health
Dr Annette Holian
VIC Fellowship Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic surgeon

Jennifer Chambers

Chair, Prevocation & Skills Education Committee
Dr Jennifer Chambers OAM
NSW Fellowship Elected Councillor
Vascular surgeon

 Christine Lai

Deputy Treasurer
Dr Christine Lai
SA Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Owen Ung
Chair, ASC Conference & Events
Professor Owen Ung
QLD Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Fellowship elected councillors

(in alphabetical order)

Dr Sarah Coll
QLD Orthopaedic surgeon

Dr Rebecca Jack
QLD Vascular surgeon

Dr Maxine Ronald
NZ General surgeon

Professor Henry Woo
NSW Urologist

Specialty elected councillors

Professor Mark Ashton
VIC Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon

Dr Mark Dexter
NSW Neurosurgeon

Professor David Fletcher AM
WA General surgeon

Professor Raymond Sacks
NSW Otolaryngology Head & Neck surgeon

Co-opted councillors

Rob Knowles

The Hon Rob Knowles AO
VIC Expert community advisor (non FRACS)

Souella Cumming

Ms Souella Cumming
NZ Expert community advisor (non FRACS)

Nishanthi Gurusinghe

Dr Nishanthi Gurusinghe 
TAS General Surgeon, representing Tasmanian Fellows

Charles Jenkinson 

Dr Charles Jenkinson
RACS Trainees' Association representative

Invited observers

Dr Upeksha (Pecky) De Silva
NSW Younger Fellows representative

Dr Vanessa Beavis
President, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Principal advisors to Council

John Quinn
Dr John Quinn AM
Executive Director for Surgical Affairs Australia

Sarah Rennie
Ms Sarah Rennie
Surgical Adviser New Zealand

Spencer Beasley
Professor Spencer Beasley ONZM
Surgical Adviser New Zealand

Guy Maddern
Professor Guy Maddern
Surgical Director of Research & Evaluation

 John Biviano
Mr John Biviano
Chief Executive Officer