Dr Vanessa Beavis FANZCA (NZ)

Dr Vanessa Beavis FANZCA (NZ)

Immediate Past President 

Auckland City Hospital

Dr Vanessa Beavis joined the ANZCA Council in 2012 and became ANZCA president in May 2020.

She has held positions including chair of the Training Accreditation Committee, chair of the Perioperative Medicine Steering Committee, ANZCA Council representative on the FPM Board, founding chair of the Anaesthetists and Leadership Special Interest Group, and was an examiner for the final exams.

Originally from South Africa, where she completed her training, Vanessa emigrated to New Zealand in 1993. Vanessa has said that, at the time, she could not have imagined all the professional opportunities, friendships and deep satisfaction that have come from her increasing involvement in ANZCA. Seeing the level at which her colleagues practiced anaesthesia as a result of their training education and skills she immediately decided to stay, and contribute as best she could.

Today, Vanessa is a specialist anaesthetist working in Auckland where her main area of interest is liver transplantation. Vanessa has just stepped down as director of Perioperative Services at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand to focus on the ANZCA presidency.

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Last updated 16:48 9.03.2023