Leadership changes for the RACGP

Doug Hendrie

25/10/2019 4:41:12 PM

Christine Nixon has been elected Chair of the 62nd RACGP Board.

Christine Nixon
Christine Nixon has been a co-opted Board member since 2016.

The former Victoria Police Chief Commissioner and Chair of Monash College Board has been a co-opted Board member since 2016.
‘Christine Nixon has been on the RACGP Board for more than three years. She is an outstanding leader and the perfect person to take on the role as Chair,’ RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon said.
‘She knows the RACGP in and out, and the challenges facing general practice.’
Outgoing Chair Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe will take up the role of Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda has been re-elected RACGP Vice-President, with Martin Walsh serving another term as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARM) Committee.
Dr Cameron Loy was elected Chair of the Governance and Constitutional Review Committee, and Dr Tess van Duuren has been appointed as acting Censor-in-Chief.
Dr Krystyna de Lange will serve as Chair of the new National Faculty for GPs in Training, which will help to ensure a voice for all doctors working towards Fellowship.
‘RACGP members should be assured that this new Board will do an outstanding job and fight hard for their interests,’ Dr Nespolon said.
‘There is continuity with Martin Walsh remaining in his position as Chair of FARM, and RACGP members in remote, rural and regional Australia will be glad to see that one of their own, Ayman Shenouda, will remain as Vice-President.
‘But changes have also been made to bring a fresh approach to the Board’s work.
‘Charlotte Hespe will make sure appropriately skilled individuals are appointed to the board to advance the RACGP’s interests.
‘Cameron Loy and Tess Van Duren will no doubt thrive in their new positions and I look forward to working with them.’
The new roles come after the RACGP held its Annual General Meeting yesterday at GP19.
The RACGP’s 62nd Board met at the conference to elect Board members to the roles.

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Dr William Lancashire   26/10/2019 8:50:57 AM

Who on earth thought that was a good idea!!! Anybody remember the tragic bush fires?????