Dr Nigel Robertson (NZ)

New Zealand fellow 1992

BSc. - 1980, MB ChB – 1982  

Nominated by: Dr V Beavis (NZ) and Dr R Mitchell (SA)

My first three years on ANZCA Council have allowed me to gain a much deeper understanding of how the college functions. ANZCA, I believe, is now a progressive, forward-thinking organisation, committed to enhancing the practice of anaesthesia in Australasia and beyond. Our training programme and research network are world-class.

Working with the regulators in both countries, our support for fellows is building on our already highly- regarded professional development program, through workforce and welfare initiatives. As an experienced clinician, I'm committed to working for the college and its fellows to deliver safe and equitable anaesthesia practice to patients across Australasia.

Relevant past and current professional appointments in anaesthesia


  • Specialist Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland , New Zealand 1991 to present

Current and/or previous service on college committees


  • New Zealand National Committee - co-opted 2009, elected 2010, Deputy Chair 2011 - 2013, Chair 2013 - 2015 now ex-officio

  • Chair CPD Committee 2016 - present 

  • Member Professional Affairs Executive Committee - 2016 to present Member Safety and Quality Committee - 2016 to present 

  • Member Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee - 2018 to present Member Investment Committee - 2018 to present


Past and/or current offices in other medical professional organisations

  • Expert advisor - Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, New Zealand

  • Vocational Practice Assessor - The Medical Council of New Zealand

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