Dr Tim Koh
Dr Tim Koh
Chair RACGP Council
Chair RACGP Western Australia
Dr Tim Koh is the Chair of Council and Chair of RACGP WA. Tim is a practising GP in Currambine and Clarkson, north metropolitan Perth, WA. He is a second generation GP, originally from Three Spings, WA where his father was a rural GP. Tim has been involved in GP training with RACGP WA and regional training provider WAGPET since 2002. Tim served as RACGP WA Assessment Panel Chair for six years and Education Committee Chair for four years. Tim became RACGP WA Deputy Chair in 2010 and was subsequently nominated Faculty Chair in 2014. He is a co-owner of Currambine and Ocean Keys Family Practices where he supervises and mentors GP registrars, residents and medical students.
Dr Frank R Jones
MBBCh, DRCOG, DCH, FRACGP, MAICD
Dr Frank Jones is a GP in Mandurah, WA and is the RACGP President. He was Vice-President from 2013-2014, Chair of RACGP WA from 2010–2014 and has been a member of the RACGP WA Board since 2004, serving as Deputy Chair in 2006–2010. Frank has been in full time general practice for 30 years and was a procedural GP obstetrician for 25 years. He is senior partner at the Murray Medical Centre in Mandurah, a large multidisciplinary practice that encourages GPs to extend their patient care skills within the practice, the local community and the regional hospital. Frank has been a GP supervisor for over 15 years and is closely involved with the formal teaching program for registrars. He has previously served as a GP supervisor liaison officer for West Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET). He was chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) for Murray District Hospital for a number of years, and assumed the MAC chair at Peel Health Campus during the transition to the new health facility. In 2008, Frank was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of General Practice at The University of Notre Dame Medical School, Fremantle. He is also a clinical lecturer at University of Western Australia Medical School and has an appointment as a visiting medical officer at Peel Health Campus.
Associate Professor Morton Rawlin
BMed, MMedSc, FRACGP, FARGP, FACRRM, DipPractDerm, DipMedHyp, DipFP, DipBusAdmin, GAICD
Chair RACGP Victoria
A/Prof Morton Rawlin is a GP practising in Melbourne and is the RACGP Vice President and Chair of RACGP Victoria. Morton is Chair of the Dermatology network in RACGP Specific Interests. He has extensive experience in general practice medical education at all levels, including as a general practice supervisor and medical educator. Morton’s past professional appointments include Medical Director of Dianella Community Health, RACGP National Manager of Fellowship Programs and RACGP Director of Education. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor in General Practice at the University of Sydney. He is also Medical Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Victoria. Morton has a long standing interest in competency assessment and training. His research and teaching interests are in standards and teaching in general practice, dermatology and mental health. Morton is Chair of the GPMHSC and a member of ASPAC.
Dr Mark Miller
MBBS DRANZCOG FRACGP
Dr Mark Miller is the RACGP Censor-in-Chief, Chair of the RACGP Board of Censors / Board of Assessment. Mark previously held roles as SA Exam Panel Chair from 1997 until 2003, and then RACGP SA&NT Censor. Mark has trained general practice registrars for more than 20 years, is a member of the National Rural Faculty and has been both a John Flynn and Ramus mentor. Mark is heavily involved with the running of the RACGP Fellowship Assessments and has been a Medical Educator and facilitator at the SA&NT Faculty run workshops for many years. Mark was also awarded the 2013 RACGP GP of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to the profession and was recently awarded a 25 year long service medal for rural practice in South Australia.
Mark has been a full time rural GP in Goolwa, South Australian for over 24 years. In addition to a full time clinical role, Mark has been involved with medical student teaching from both Flinders and Adelaide University and the practice has hosted Parallel Rural Clinical Curriculum students completing their 3rd year at Flinders University Medical School for over 10 years. He has supervised over 30 general practice registrars and enjoys the vibrancy they add to clinical practice, teaching, mentoring and learning. Mark has provided tuition and mentoring to international medical graduates (IMGs) commencing general practice in Australia.
Ms Lynelle Briggs AO
Co-opted Council member
Ms Lynelle Briggs is the Chairperson of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission, Chairperson of the General Insurance Code Governance Committee, and an Independent Director of Maritime Super and Goodstart Early Learning. She is the Independent Member of the Council of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Lynelle was previously an Australian public servant, during which time she served as the CEO of Medicare Australia and the Australian Public Service Commissioner. She was also a Division Head in the Departments of Health and Aging and Social Security, a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Transport and Regional Services and a Branch Head in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Lynelle has conducted major reviews in the areas of health, safety, workforce and organisational governance. She was also the Independent Project Facilitator for the Millers Point Accommodation Project. Lynelle is known for her strategic capabilities, expertise in leadership, ethics and governance, and knowledge of practical organisation management.
Dr Daniel Byrne
Chair RACGP South Australia and Northern Territory
Chair RACGP Specific Interests
Dr Daniel Byrne is a partner at Chandlers Hill Surgery in outer metropolitan Adelaide and was elected to RACGP Council in October 2014. Daniel is Chair of RACGP SA&NT, and became Chair of RACGP Specific Interests in 2015. He has been a strong supporter of the RACGP since his training days in the early 1990s leading to RACGP Fellowship in 1993. Daniel has supported the RACGP by participating in exam preparation workshops for Registrars and IMGs, conducting AHPRA interviews for IMGs wishing to enter Australian general practice and assisting as a QA Examiner at the FRACGP OSCEs. He has been a medical educator, a GP clinical advisor and has been involved in GP-hospital liaison and eHealth for twenty years. Daniel believes having the highest regard for Quality and Standards will guide the RACGP in all it is involved in, whether it is practice accreditation, practice guidelines, eHealth or GP training. He believes the RACGP must set the Standards and rigorously defend the right of the profession to implement them.
Dr Edwin Kruys
Chair RACGP Queensland
Dr Edwin Kruys is a fulltime practising GP on the Sunshine Coast and is Chair of RACGP Queensland. Edwin is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam. During his medical training he worked for six months in Kenya. After finishing GP training in the Netherlands, Edwin worked in various rural locations in Australia, including Cooktown and the remote Wujal Wujal and Hopevale Aboriginal Communities in Cape York, and Halls Creek in the Kimberley, Western Australia. Edwin is passionate about advocacy for general practice.
He writes the popular general practice blog doctorsbag.net about healthcare politics, e-health and social media. Edwin is also a member of the AMAQ Council of General Practice. Edwin lived in the rural town of Geraldton, WA for seven years, where he co-owned a 20 doctor practice. In 2014 Edwin moved back to Queensland, where he now lives with his wife and three children in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterlands.
Associate Professor Brad Murphy
JP(Qual), MBBS, FRACGP, AssocDipAppSc(Amb), CertST&D, MAIES, FAIM, MAICD, MACTM, MACAP, MAITD
Chair RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
A/Prof Brad Murphy is a GP in rural Queensland and an Aboriginal man from the Kamilaroi people (of northwest New South Wales). He joined the Royal Australian Navy aged 15, opting for a career as a medic. He later joined the New South Wales Ambulance Service working from central Sydney to Central Australia as an intensive care paramedic, ultimately supervising and instructing in clinical paramedicine in NSW, ACT and Queensland. Brad also worked as an intensive care paramedic for the Royal Flying Doctor Service at Uluru. He is a founding trustee of The Jimmy Little Foundation, and has served as a long term member of the management committee and executive of the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland and a former Director of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association. Building on the work as inaugural Chair of the RACGP National Standing Committee – Aboriginal Health from 2007 he became the founding Chair of RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in February 2010 and continues in this position. He has also been a member of the RACGP Queensland Board since 2010. Brad represents the RACGP on various groups including The National Closing the Gap Steering Committee and the AMA National Taskforce on Indigenous Health. He currently represents the RACGP and Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) on the Australian Medical Council (AMC) Indigenous Planning Advisory Group. He was part of the founding board of the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service in 2012 under the Queensland Health state-wide restructure. He is the inaugural Associate Professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health at Bond University in Queensland and a member of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Reference Group.
Dr Nina Robertson
BA CTEFLA MBBS FRACGP GAICD
General Practice Registrar Representative
Dr Nina Robertson is a recent fellow of the RACGP working in a long-established general practice clinic in Northern NSW. Prior to fellowship, Nina undertook registrar training with North Coast GP Training and was a Registrar Liaison Officer for NCGPT from 2011-2013 which included a role on the Advisory Council for GPRA. As Registrar Representative on the RACGP Council, Nina continues to serve on GPRA's Advisory Council in an ex-officio capacity. From 2013 until January 2015 Nina was a Director of North Coast GP Training, before retiring in order to focus on her director role with the RACGP.
Prior to medical training, Nina studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Ancient History and travelled the world working in varied roles. In 2000, she spent six months volunteering in Nacala, Mozambique with a humanitarian organisation - an experience which inspired her to pursue a career in medicine.
Dr Bastian M Seidel
MBBS, PhD, MACHI, MRCGP, FRACGP
Chair RACGP Tasmania
Dr Bastian Seidel is a partner and co-owner of a rural general practice in Tasmania’s Huon Valley, South West of Hobart. He is Chair of RACGP Tasmania. Bastian joined the RACGP Tasmania board in 2009 and was elected deputy chair in 2011, becoming chair in 2015. Bastian studied medicine in Germany and South Africa and completed his vocational training as a GP in the United Kingdom in 2006. Bastian has been a supervisor for GP registrars and an RACGP examiner since 2007. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania and Director of the National Asthma Council.
Dr Ayman Shenouda
MBBCH, FRACGP, FARGP, Dip Derm. UK
Chair RACGP Rural
Dr Ayman Shenouda has been the Chair of RACGP Rural since October 2014, prior to that he was the deputy chair for five years. Ayman is also a member of the RACGP NSW&ACT Board Executive and was on the RACGP National Standard Committee of Education for several years. Ayman is also the Chair of the Remote Vocational Training Scheme, former Director of Medical Education CCCT Riverina/Murrumbidgee, former Chair of Wagga Wagga GP After Hour Services, and former Director on the Board of the Riverina Division of General Practice & Primary Health.
Ayman was awarded RACGP GP of the Year in 2009. His practice was awarded NSW&ACT General Practice of the Year in 2007 and three AGPAL awards in 2009 and 2010.
Ayman migrated to Australia 22 years ago from Egypt. He commenced his medical career in Australia as a surgical registrar in Tasmania in 1995, and has been a rural GP in Wagga Wagga for the last 17 years, where he established Glenrock Country Practice.
Ayman’s main interest is education and training and his passion is to develop quality frameworks and systematic management tools to enable and enhance the work of GPs.
Mr Martin Walsh
Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and Board Member of Oxygen Pty. Ltd.
Co-opted Council member
Mr Martin Walsh has been an international partner and advisor for 35 years in assurance and advisory services at both Ernst & Young and Deloitte in Australia, PNG, South Korea and the US. Martin has experience in financial services, infrastructure and consumer products, including due diligence, strategy, risk, compliance and governance. Martin is known as a multi-disciplined leader with vision-setting and change implementation expertise, particularly skilled in managing complex stakeholder groups. Martin has assumed many board director roles, including with not-for-profit organisation Surf Lifesaving Australia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Governance Institute as well as being a Graduate Member of the Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Guan Yeo
FRACGP, MBBS, GAICD
Chair RACGP New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
Dr Guan Yeo is Chair of RACGP New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (RACGP NSW&ACT). He has experience in corporate and clinical governance, advocacy, and education and assessment. He is a practising GP in outer metropolitan Sydney and a clinical training consultant in clinical communication, standards, clinical performance assessment, quality use of medicines, and professional regulation. Guan is currently the RACGP National Assessment Advisor for the Clinical Exam (OSCE). Previously as Assessment Panel Chair in New South Wales, he introduced programs to assist IMGs prepare for Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP) exam. He is a Board Member of Primary and Community Care Services and Deputy Chair of the General Practice Network Northside and a hearings member of the Medical Council of NSW (previously Medical Board).