Meet the new President-elect
Dr Harry Nespolon statement
Dr Harry Nespolon CV
The RACGP is pleased to introduce Dr Harry Nespolon, who has been appointed as the President-elect of the RACGP for the 61st Council.
Dr Harry Nespolon appointment as the RACGP’s President will take effect from the close of the RACGP Annual General Meeting on Thursday 11 October 2018.
Dr Harry Nespolon has more than 20 years’ experience in general medical practice. He has been the principal of two general practices in the centre of the city of Sydney and the lower north shore for more than 14 years. Before moving to Sydney he worked in general practice in Adelaide and Canberra.
Harry is an experienced Chair and company director. He was the Chair of GP Synergy, and successfully led the company becoming the largest GP training provider in Australia. He is the Chair of Sydney North Health Network, a primary health network. He has been Chair of a number of organisations including a Division of General Practice and Medicare Local. He has also been a director of Therapeutic Guidelines, a for-profit organisation. Harry holds a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).
Harry is sought out to provide advice on many aspects of healthcare, including general practice and broader policy issues. He writes extensive expert reports for medico-legal proceedings. He is a long-serving member of several disciplinary committees, including Medicine’s Australia Code of Conduct committee and the Dietician’s Australia. He holds law and economics degrees and completed his Masters of Health Law (MHL) from Sydney University in 2015.
Once having completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Australian Graduate School of Management he worked as a management consultant. Prior to this, he worked as a senior member of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in the federal office, where he was able to influence several major government programs.
The primary role of the President is to foster collaboration between RACGP members, industry and government stakeholders, in the RACGP’s best interests.
The President is the RACGP’s spokesperson and along with all Councillors works to ensure the RACGP’s objectives, views and interests are advanced.
The President is required to attend functions, conferences and meetings, and contribute to correspondence and media relations as the RACGP’s public presence. The President is required to develop policy and relationships at the highest levels of Government.
Frequent interstate and overseas travel is required, as well as attendance at Council meetings.
The RACGP elections are governed by the RACGP's Constitution and the RACGP Election Policy. The elected President, Censor-in-Chief and Registrar Representative must comply with these and with the RACGP Member Code of Conduct and the RACGP Social Media and RACGP Spokespersons Policy.
The RACGP adopted an electronic voting facility independently managed by its Returning Officer, the Australian Election Company the declaration of the Presidential result can be found here.
Voting for the RACGP Registrar Representative-elect closed on Thursday 19 July at 5.00pm AEST.