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The RANZCP Board is the governing and supreme policy-making body of the College, and comprises the President, the President-Elect, and five elected directors – elected from among the College's Fellows.

Current Board members
Board meeting dates
Board Matters newsletter
Election of the Board
Board evaluation

Current Board members

Left to right: Dr Moore, Dr Mackersey, Dr Lakra, A/Prof Allan, Dr Aimer, Dr O'Connor, Dr Jenkins.


Associate Professor John Allan
President (2019-2021)

Dr Vinay Lakra
President-Elect (2019-2021)

Dr Margaret Aimer
Elected Director (2018-2020)

Dr Peter Jenkins
Elected Director (2018-2020)

Dr Sue Mackersey
Elected Director (2018-2020)

Dr Nick O'Connor
Elected Director (2018-2020)

Dr Elizabeth Moore
Elected Director (casual vacancy) (2019-2020)

Contact the Board on members' individual email addresses (above) or at

Board meeting dates

The Board meeting dates for 2019 are:

  • Saturday 2 March 2019
  • Week of Monday 18 – Friday 22 March 2019 for a teleconference
  • Sunday 12 May 2019
  • Saturday 29 June 2019
  • Saturday 10 August 2019
  • Saturday 21 September 2019
  • Sunday 17 November 2019.

Board Matters

Board Matters is published after each Board meeting and is an official publication provided to College members to inform them of items discussed and the progress of actions.

Board responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Board include:

  • oversight of the College, including its control and accountability systems
  • ensuring that the College abides by the objects for which it was established as set out in the constitution
  • setting the strategic direction of the College
  • ensuring that the College complies with its regulatory obligations and ethical standards by providing overall policy guidance
  • ensuring that policies for corporate governance and risk management are in place with the aim of protecting College funds and the prudent management of College assets
  • approving and monitoring performance against the budgets, the financial objectives and performance targets for the College
  • setting and undertaking Board and Director evaluations
  • approving the acquisition and disposal of major assets if not already provided for in the budget approval by the Board
  • entering into financial arrangements, including loans and debt arrangements
  • establishing and overseeing committees of the Board
  • approving and monitoring the College’s financial statements and other reporting activities.

The composition and activities of the Board are outlined in the College's Constitution [PDF; 200 KB] and the Board Regulations [PDF; 63 KB].

Election of the Board

The Board comprises seven Board Directors directly elected by the Fellowship.

Elections for the positions of President-Elect and Elected Directors are held by remote ballot once every 2 years (alternate years), and all Fellows are eligible to vote.

Results are declared at the RANZCP Annual General Meeting. Board terms are in accordance with the College's Constitution.

Board evaluation

The performance of the RANZCP Board is reviewed regularly.

2018 Evaluation of the RANZCP Board [Member login required]