Board of Regional Chairs


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


In each region the College's State or Regional Committee, or National Board is the immediate and visible presence of the College to the local Fellowship.

The Board of Regional Chairs (BoRC) focuses on the College's:

  • advocacy issues on a regional basis
  • profile in the media
  • workforce issues and;
  • other important issues that impact across the jurisdictions

The BoRC is assisted in this process by the attendance of the Chair of the  Rural Surgery Section (RSS) and shares regional issues of concern and potential solutions, as well as relationships with health authorities.

Fellows are encouraged to contact their regional chair should they wish to raise issues or comment on current activities.

View the Board's Terms of Reference 

Current Members

Professor David Fletcher, Chair, Board of Regional Chairs
Dr Catherine Ferguson, Vice President
Dr Raffi Qasabian, Chair NSW
Dr Ailene Fitzgerald, Chair ACT
Mr Brian Mc Gowan, Chair QLD
Mr David Love, Chair VIC
Mr Girish Pande, Chair TAS
Mr David Walters, Chair SA
Mr Mahiban Thomas, Chair NT
Mr Stephen Honeybul, Chair WA
Mr David Adams, Chair NZ
Dr Sally Butcher, Chair RSS

Regional committees and NZ National Board

The regional committees and the New Zealand National Board are supported in each region and New Zealand by a regional office and play a vital role as part of the College by:

  • representing the local regional Fellowship in whatever forum as necessary
  • maintaining relationships with government and other stakeholders 
  • providing advice to Council on local issues, assuming responsibility for local issues and if necessary providing recommendations to Council
  • nuturing Medical Students, Junior Doctors, Trainees, IMGs and Fellows in their career development
  • assisting in the roll out of the bi-national mortality audits.

View the policy outlining the Functions of Regional Committees and NZ National Board and the Regional Offices


Board of Regional Chairs Secretariat
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7429
Fax: +61 3 9276 7483