23 February 2024

RACGP appoints new CEO

Georgina van de Water has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP).  

Ms van de Water will officially commence in the role as CEO on 5 April 2024, and Adjunct Associate Professor David Hillis will continue to act in an interim capacity until 4 April to allow for a transition period.

Before joining the RACGP as Chief General Practice Training Officer, Ms van de Water served as CEO for GP Synergy, the provider of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program for specialist general practitioners in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Prior to this, she was Chief Operating Officer at regional training provider and primary health network WentWest. She has also held senior roles both nationally and internationally in the private and not-for-profit sector.

RACGP Board Chair Dr Lara Roeske said Ms van de Water was unanimously selected by the Board as the RACGP’s next CEO after a robust executive search and selection process.

“Georgina is a talented and experienced leader with exceptional knowledge of the sector,” she said.

“Her experience in leading our GP training program will be invaluable. Georgina was essential to the success of our GP training program over the last year. In that time, the College effectively tripled its employees and added a diverse range of systems and sites across Australia while receiving positive feedback from our registrars.

“Georgina is adept in overseeing a wide variety of strategic and operational responsibilities, ensuring outstanding customer service by supporting employee development and performance. She also brings exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills and places a high value on ensuring engagement with and accountability to our members, registrars, and other stakeholders.

“Congratulations to Georgina on this next stage in her career!”

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