College Council

The Board established the College Council in 2015 to act as its peak advisory body on strategic and cross-College issues.

The College Council responds to issues the Board refers to it and raises issues to the Board that the College Council feels need consideration.

The composition of the College Council enables a variety of member and non-member perspectives to be heard in a single forum.

The Council is a representative body of up to 44 Fellows and trainees that includes:

  • a Fellow appointed by the Aotearoa New Zealand Committee
  • a representative from each of the 26 identified Education Pathways (including Chapters) within the College
  • a Fellow appointed by each RACP Division Council
  • a Fellow appointed by each RACP Faculty Council
  • 2 trainees appointed by the College Trainees’ Committee
  • a Fellow appointed by each of the 7 Australian Regional Committees
  • a Māori representative and an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander representative, who may be Fellows, trainees or non-members of the RACP
  • a consumer representative from the RACP appointed Consumer Advisory Group or an approved delegate

For more information, read the College Council By-law (PDF).

Council composition

College Council composition diagram

RACP Board Directors may attend Council meetings.


Chair vacant
Deputy Chair (Acting Chair) Professor Nicholas Buckmaster
Australian regional representatives
NSW & ACT Dr Adrian Lee
Northern Territory Dr Richard Budd
Queensland Professor Nicholas Buckmaster
South Australia Associate Professor Andrew Lee
Tasmania Dr Evelyn Bowles-Funk
Victoria Professor Judith Savige
Western Australia Dr Helen Rhodes
* Approval to be confirmed at the September Board meeting

Meeting dates

Meetings are currently scheduled to be face-to-face from 10am to 4pm on:

Thursday 18 March 2021
Thursday 1 July 2021
Friday 10 September 2021
Thursday 4 November 2021

For all College Council enquiries, contact the Council Secretariat at

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