College Policy and Advocacy Council

The College Policy and Advocacy Council (CPAC) is a peak decision-making and strategic planning body. The CPAC is made up of 31 members, including members of the CPAC Executive Committee.

The CPAC Executive Committee meet between Council meetings to make decisions that require quick action. The Committee has up to 11-members, including the Chair and Deputy Chair of CPAC.

The Chair is appointed from Board membership, the Deputy Chair and members are appointed through a merits based selection process.

The CPAC and CPAC Executive Committee were established to:

  • consult with all College bodies involved with policy and advocacy matters to establish the key policy priorities and activities for the whole College for approval by the College Board, in a manner that aligns the needs of members and the community
  • communicate the approved policy and advocacy priorities across the College in line with the approved priorities
  • consult with Specialty Societies and other external bodies on policy and advocacy matters and priorities where appropriate, to maximise effective outcomes
  • work with all College bodies on policy and advocacy positions and activities, including working with the College Education Committee on policy and advocacy matters relevant to education and training
  • respond in a timely manner to emerging policy and advocacy issues that are relevant to College members and the community
  • promote the role of the College, Fellows and trainees.

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CPAC members

Christian Gericke — Deputy Chair | 2022-2025
Arnagretta Hunter — Deputy Chair and NSW/ACT State & Territories | 2022-2025
Armand Casolin — AFOEM | 2023-2025
Tony Gill — AFPHM | 2023-2026
Gauri Gogna — AChPM | 2022-2025
Venugopal Kochiyil — SA State & Territories | 2024-2026
Tanji Lamba — College Trainee Committee | 2023-2026
Poh-Kooi Loh — WA State & Territories | 2023-2026
Rosemary Marks — CPAC EC | 2023-2026
Hamish McCay — Aotearoa New Zealand | 2023-2026
Theresa Naidoo — TAS State & Territories | 2022-2025
Catherine O’Connor — CPAC EC | 2022-2025
Tony Rahman — QLD State & Territories | 2022-2025
Jay Ramanathan — CPAC EC | 2023-2026
Nathan Ryder —  AChSHM | 2022-2025
Judith Savige — CPAC EC | 2022-2025
Richard Seeman — AFRM | 2022- 2025
Rachel Skoss — Consumer Advisory Group | 2022-2025
John Van Der Kallen — CPAC EC | 2023-2026
Madeleine Venables — CPAC EC | 2023-2026
Dan Wilson — AChAM | 2022-2025
Evelyn Wong — VIC State & Territories | 2022-2025
Brian Wood — AMD | 2022-2025

CPAC Executive Committee members

Christian Gericke — Deputy Chair | 2022-2025
Arnagretta Hunter — Deputy Chair | 2022-2025
Rosemary Marks — CPAC EC | 2023-2026
Catherine O’Connor — CPAC EC | 2022-2025
Jay Ramanathan — CPAC EC | 2023-2026
Judith Savige — CPAC EC | 2022-2025
John Van Der Kallen — CPAC EC | 2023-2026
Madeleine Venables — CPAC EC | 2023-2026


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