Upcoming Council meetings and events

In 2023 both Council Executive and Council meetings will be conducted virtually and face-to-face.

Council 2023
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February 2023
Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June 2023
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October 2023

Council Executive 2023
Friday 27 January 2023 - virtual
Friday 24 March 2023 - virtual
Friday 28 April 2023 - Adelaide
Friday 26 May 2023 - virtual
Friday 28 July 2023 - virtual
Wednesday 30 August 2023 - Wellington, AoNZ 
Friday 24 November 2023 - virtual

2023 Annual Scientific Congress
Monday 1 to Friday 5 May 2023 (Adelaide Convention Centre)
Monday 1 May: Convocation
Thursday 4 May: Annual General Meeting

Office bearers

Kerin Fielding
President and Chair of Council and Council Executive
Associate Professor Kerin Fielding
NSW Fellowship Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic surgeon

Owen Ung
Vice President
Professor Owen Ung
QLD Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Adrian Anthony
Dr Adrian Anthony
SA Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Greg Witherow
Dr Greg Witherow
WA Specialty Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic surgeon

Christine Lai
Chair, Professional Standards and Fellowship Services Committee
Dr Christine Lai
SA Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Office holders

Dr Annette Holian
Chair, Committee of Surgical Education and Training
Dr Annette Holian
VIC Fellowship Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic surgeon

Dr Ruth Bollard
Chair, SIMG Assessment
Dr Ruth Bollard
VIC Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

 Professor Raymond Sacks
Chair, Court of Examiners
Professor Raymond Sacks
NSW Specialty Elected Councillor
Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgeon

Professor Mark Frydenberg
Chair, Health Policy and Advocacy
Professor Mark Frydenberg AM
VIC Specialty Elected Councillor

Chair, Professional Standards
Professor Christopher Pyke
QLD Fellowship Elected Councillor
General surgeon

Dr Jennifer Chambers
Chair, Professional Development
Dr Jennifer Chambers OAM
NSW Fellowship Elected Councillor
Vascular surgeon

Mark Ashton
Chair, Fellowship Services
Professor Mark Ashton
VIC Specialty Elected Councillor
Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon

Professor Henry Woo
Chair, Research and Academic Surgery
Professor Henry Woo
NSW Fellowship Elected Councillor

Nicola Hill
Chair, Surgical Audit
Dr Nicola Hill
AoNZ Fellowship Elected Councillor
Otolaryngology Head & Neck surgeon

Dr John Crozier
Chair, Global Health
Dr John Crozier AM CSM
NSW Specialty Elected Councillor
Vascular surgeon

Dr Philip Morreau
Chair, Prevocational and Skills Education Committee
Dr Philip Morreau
AoNZ Specialty Elected Councillor
Paediatric surgeon

 Dr Rebecca Jack
Deputy Treasurer
Dr Rebecca Jack
QLD Fellowship Elected Councillor
Vascular surgeon

Chair, ASC Conference & Events
Professor Deborah Bailey
QLD Fellowship Elected Councillor
Paediatric surgeon

Fellowship elected councillors

(in alphabetical order)

Dr Richard Bradbury
NT General surgeon

Dr Sarah Coll
QLD Orthopaedic surgeon

Maxine Ronald
Dr Maxine Ronald
AoNZ General surgeon


Specialty elected councillors

Andrew Cochrane
Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane
VIC Cardiothoracic surgeon

Mark Dexter
Dr Mark Dexter
NSW Neurosurgeon

David Fletcher
Professor David Fletcher AM
WA General surgeon


Co-opted councillors


Souella Cumming
Ms Souella Cumming
AoNZ Expert Community Advisor (non FRACS)

Mr Shane Solomon
VIC Expert Community Advisor (non FRACS)

Dr Ailene Fitzgerald
ACT General Surgeon, representing Australian Capital Territory Fellows   

Nishanthi Gurusinghe
Dr Nishanthi Gurusinghe
TAS General Surgeon, representing Tasmanian Fellows

 Dr Justine Parr RACSTA Representative 2023
Dr Justin Parr
RACS Trainees' Association representative

Invited observers

Dr Shehnarz Salindera

Dr Shehnarz Salindera
Younger Fellows representative

Dr Chris Cokis 

Dr Chris Cokis
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
Dr Sarah Rennie
Surgical Adviser Aotearoa New Zealand

Spencer Beasley
Professor Spencer Beasley ONZM
Surgical Adviser Aotearoa New Zealand

Guy Maddern
Professor Guy Maddern
Surgical Director of Research & Evaluation

 John Biviano
Mr John Biviano
Chief Executive Officer