Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Council meets in February, June and October each year. The Board meets in the months in between. The Councillors' Information Manual can be viewed by College members.

2019 Meetings

Council 2019:

Thursday and Friday
28 February and 1 March 2019
27 and 28 June 2019
24 and 25 October 2019

Board 2019:

Friday 25 January 2019 (Melbourne, VIC)
Friday 5 April 2019 (Melbourne, VIC)
Friday 31 May 2019 (Melbourne, VIC)
Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Wellington, NZ)
Friday 6 September 2019 (Port Lincoln, SA)
Friday 29 November 2019 (Sydney, NSW)

Surgical Leaders' Forum 2019:

Thursday 24 October 2019

Convocation and Annual Scientific Congress 2019:

Monday 6 to Friday 10 May 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

Annual General Meeting 2019:

Thursday 9 May 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

Office Bearers

President of Council and Board Chair
Mr John Batten

TAS  Fellowship Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic  Surgeon

Vice President
Dr Catherine Ferguson

Responsible for the Partnerships portfolio
NZ Fellowship Elected Councillor
Otolaryngologist head and neck Surgeon

Mr Tony Sparnon

Responsible for the Education portfolio
SA Specialty  Elected Councillor
Paediatric  Surgeon

Associate Professor Julie Mundy

Responsible for the Resources portfolio
QLD Specialty Elected Councillor
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Richard Perry
Chair, Professional Development and Standards Board
Mr Richard Perry

Responsible for the Fellowship portfolio
NZ Fellowship Elected Councillor
General Surgeon

Office Holders

Adrian Anthony
Chair, Board of Surgical Education and Training
Mr Adrian Anthony

SA Fellowship Elected Councillor
General Surgeon

Kerin Fielding
Chair, Prevocational & Skills Education Committee
A/Prof Kerin Fielding

NSW Fellowship Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Chair, Court of Examiners
Associate Professor Phillip Carson

NT Fellowship Elected Councillor
General Surgeon

Bruce Hall
Chair, Professional Standards
Mr Bruce Hall 

QLD Specialty Elected Councillor


Sally Langley
Chair, Professional Development
Dr Sally Langley

NZ Fellowship Elected Councillor
Plastic and reconstructive Surgeon

Ruth Bollard
Chair, Fellowship Services
Ms Ruth Bollard

VIC Fellowship Elected Councillor
General Surgeon

Andrew Hill
Chair, Research and Academic Surgery
Professor Andrew Hill

NZ Fellowship Elected Councillor
General Surgeon

Chair, Surgical Audit
Mr John Crozier AM CSM

NSW Specialty Elected Councillor
Vascular Surgeon

Annette Holian
Chair, External Affairs
Dr Annette Holian

VIC Fellowship Elected Councillor
Orthopaedic  Surgeon

David Fletcher
Deputy Chair, Advocacy Board
Professor David Fletcher AM

WA Specialty Elected Councillor
General Surgeon

Christopher Pyke
Deputy Treasurer
Associate Professor Christopher Pyke

QLD Fellowship  Elected Councillor
General Surgeon

Fellowship Elected Councillors

(in alphabetical order)

Jennifer Chambers
Dr Jennifer Chambers

NSW Vascular Surgeon (OAM)

Christine Lai
Dr Christine Lai

SA General Surgeon

Maxine Ronald
Dr Maxine Ronald

NZ General Surgeon

Owen Ung
Professor Owen Ung

QLD General Surgeon

Specialty Elected Councillors

(in alphabetical order)

Mark Frydenberg
Professor Mark Frydenberg AM

VIC Urologist

Geoff Lyons
Dr Geoffrey Lyons

NSW Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Chris Perry
A/Prof Chris Perry OAM

QLD Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon

Greg Witherow
Dr Greg Witherow

WA Orthopaedic Surgeon

Coopted Councillors

The Hon Rob Knowles AO

VIC Expert Community Advisor (non FRACS)

Council - Garry Wilson
Mr Garry Wilson KStJ

NZ Expert Community Advisor (non FRACS)

Dr Imogen Ibbett
Dr Imogen Ibbett
QLD RACS Trainees' Association representative

Invited Observers

Andrew Maccormick
Mr Andrew MacCormick

NZ Younger Fellows representative

Rod Mitchell
Dr Rod Mitchell

President, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Principal Advisors to Council

Dr John Quinn AM - Executive Director for Surgical Affairs Australia
Mr Richard Lander - Executive Director for Surgical Affairs New Zealand
Professor Guy Maddern - Surgical Director of Research & Evaluation
Mr John Biviano - Acting Chief Executive Officer