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2020 RANZCP Elected Director Election – Voting is now open

Voting is now open to elect five Elected Director positions on the RANZCP Board.
Voting closes at 5 pm on AEST on Monday 20 April 2020.

Ballot Information

Ballot information has been sent to College Fellows by CorpVote (the College’s election provider) which includes an Explanatory Memorandum [PDF; 135KB] from the RANZCP Company Secretary outlining the candidate details, voting instructions, count method, closing date for voting and other relevant election details.
College Fellows without a registered email address should have received a postal ballot pack.
College Fellows with a registered email address should have received an email from CorpVote with details on how to vote, including the Voter Access Code.
Please note that the CorpVote email may be received in your spam/junk email folder and that some health service email addresses may also apply filters which results in the email not being received.

What if I have not received Ballot Information?

If you are a Fellow of the College and have not received a postal ballot pack, please contact the College (telephone +61 3 9640 0646) or CorpVote (telephone 1300 147 797 or International +61 3 9020 0261).
If you are a Fellow of the College and have not received an email from CorpVote, please check your spam/junk email folder, speak with your IT team, or contact the College via in order to provide an alternative email address.
Questions regarding the voting process can be directed to Tim Jones, Returning Officer at CorpVote on 1300 147 797 (International +61 3 9020 0261) or email


The election candidates are as follows:
  • Dr William Kingswell
  • Dr Edward Petch
  • Dr Warren Kealy-Bateman
  • Dr Mark Lawrence
  • A/Prof. Neeraj Gill
  • A/Prof. Beth Kotze
  • Prof. Philip Morris
  • Dr Elizabeth Moore
  • Dr Sue Mackersey
  • Dr Nick O’Connor
  • Dr Agnew Alexander

Each candidate’s photograph, Supporting Statement, CV and Disclosure Statement are available and include contact details for each candidate.

View candidate profiles [Member log-in required]

Election campaigning

Election campaigning is underway and should be undertaken in accordance with the Board Election Campaign Activities Policy


The Board Election Regulations detail the stages of the Election.

Other Associated Elected Director Election documents include:


Questions can be directed to the Callie Kalimniou, Election Officer on + 61 3 9601 4984 or email

College Committee Elections

Become involved in your College by nominating for a position on a RANZCP committee.

To submit your nomination/expression of interest, click on the applicable Portfolio below and complete the Nomination/Expression of Interest Form.

If you have questions about a committee or a committee election process, please contact the Election Officer at  

Open for nominations now (Nominations close at 11.59 pm AEST Wednesday 15 April 2020)

 Portfolio: Branch Committees

  • New South Wales (3 x Fellows)
  • South Australia (6 x Fellows)

 Portfolio: Education and Training Committees

  • Committee for Continuing Professional Development (1 x Fellow ACT Jurisdictional Member, 1 x Fellow NSW Jurisdictional Member)
  • Committee for Educational Evaluation, Monitoring and Reporting (1 x Deputy Chair Fellow, and 1 x Fellow)
  • Committee for Training (1 x Chair Fellow)

 Portfolio: Faculty and Section Subcommittees

All Faculty/Section Subcommittee Member positions may be a Fellow, Affiliate or Trainee, and are to be Members of the Faculty or Section relevant to the position nominating for.

All Faculty/Section Subcommittee Chair positions may be a Fellow or Affiliate, and are to be an Accredited Member of the Faculty or a Member of the Section relevant to the position nominating for.

  • New Zealand Jurisdiction
    • Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry (2 x Members)
    • Section of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation (2 x Members)
  • New South Wales Jurisdiction
    • Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry (2 x Members)
    • Section of Youth Mental Health (3 x Members)
  • Queensland Jurisdiction
    • Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry (1 x Member)
  • Victoria Jurisdiction
    • Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry (3 x Members)
    • Section of Neuropsychiatry (9 x Members).  Note: To align election terms with the Bi-national Section of Neuropsychiatry Committee, the term for Members of the Victorian Section of Neuropsychiatry Subcommittee will be until the conclusion of the College's Annual General Meeting in May 2021.  
  • Western Australia Jurisdiction
    • Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry (6 x Members)

Nominations/Expressions of Interest submitted via the electronic Nomination Form contain links to a third party website. It is your responsibility to check the third party website privacy policy to ensure that you are happy for your personal information to be used in accordance with the third party’s privacy policy.

Nominations that are yet to open - relevant committee positions will be advised at the time of calling nominations

  • Education and Training Committees:
    • Committee for Specialist International Medical Graduate Education
    • Substantial Comparability Assessment Review Panel
  •  Bi-national Faculty Committees:
    • Addiction Psychiatry
    • Adult Psychiatry
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Psychiatry of Old Age
  •  Bi-national Section Committees:
    • Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry
    • Early Career Psychiatrists
    • Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation
    • History, Philosophy and Ethics of Psychiatry
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry
    • Private Practice Psychiatry
    • Psychiatry of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    • Youth Mental Health
  • Practice, Policy and Partnerships Committee (PPPC) Constituent Committees:
    • Community Collaboration Committee
    • Committee for Evidence-Based Practice
    • Committee for Professional Practice
    • Committee for Research
  • Trainee Representative Committee (TRC)
  • Family Violence Psychiatry Network Committee
  • Military, Veterans' and Emergency Services Personnel Mental Health Network Committee

College Committee Election Improvements

The Board has approved a number of improvements for College committee elections.

The key improvements include:

  • transitioning committee positions to three year terms
  • a trial streamlined renomination process
  • co-opted members being increased from two to four.

This Fact Sheet details the improvements and what these mean in practice.