Professional Affairs Executive Committee

The Professional Affairs Executive Committee (PAEC) reports to ANZCA Council and its membership is reflective of our fellows' practice diversity in Australia and New Zealand. Members represent public and private practitioners, as well as those working in urban, regional, rural and remote areas, and in pain medicine.

PAEC works on initiatives that give a voice to the fellowship and encourage collaboration and connection between college committees and all functions of the college, through the open exchange of ideas, the support for and engagement with strategic projects (equity, environmental sustainability and doctors health and wellbeing) and the sharing of information to continually enhance the delivery of services to fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates.
As an executive committee, PAEC has a role in decision making, setting direction and delivery on the strategic priorities of the college as outlined in the Strategic Plan 2018-2022.  

PAEC oversees the following:

2021 ANZCA committee calendar

Committee members

Title Name Region
Chair Dr Nigel Robertson NZ
Deputy chair Dr Bridget Effeney Qld
Chair, ANZCA and FPM CPD Committee (or nominee) Dr Debra Devonshire Vic
Chair, Safety and Quality Committee (or nominee) Prof David Story Vic
Member, New Fellow Councillor Dr Maryann Turner NSW
Member, Director of Professional Affairs, Policy Dr Peter Roessler Vic
Member, FPM representative Dr Kieran Davis NZ
Member, community representative Ms Dorothy McLaren Vic
Member Dr Leigh Willoughby NZ
Member Dr David Kibblewhite NZ
Executive Director, Fellowship Affairs Ms Jan Sharrock Vic
Executive Director, Policy and Communications Ms Clea Hincks Vic
ANZCA President (ex officio) Dr Vanessa Beavis NZ
Committee support (non - member) Majella Coco Vic

ANZCA and FPM CPD Committee

The ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development Committee assesses and evaluates the continuing professional development program and professional practice review, reporting and making recommendations to council. The committee also monitors implementation of recommendations to council in...

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Gender Equity Sub-committee

The college strongly endorses gender equity because of its ethical, social, and economic benefits to our fellows, trainees, specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs), and the broader community. The Gender Equity Working Group (GEWG) reports its activities and initiatives to the...

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Global Development Committee

The Global Development Committee oversees ANZCA's overseas aid initiatives and reports to the Professional Affairs Executive Committee and hence to Council. In 2010, this committee was formalised from the Overseas Working Group first established in 2009.

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Indigenous Health Committee

The Indigenous Health Committee (IHC) is responsible for the college's portfolios in Indigenous health in Australia and New Zealand.

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Last updated 15:22 21.05.2021