Board committees 2018–19


Standing Committees

Board of Directors

David Martin – Chair
Andrew Ellis
Michael Gillespie
Maurizio Damiani
Ian Harris
Omar Khorshid
Christopher Conyard
Chris Morrey
Marinis Pirpiris
Colin Whitewood

Jennifer Green (observer)
Chris Kondogiannis (observer)
Richard Page (observer)
Greg Witherow (observer)

Support Contact
Assumpta O'Brien
assumpta.obrien@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8046

ABC Travelling Fellowship

Bill Donnelly – Chair
Luke Johnson
David Little
Michael Mcauliffe
Chris Morrey
Paul Smith
Richard de Steiger
Phong Tran
Piers Yates

Support Contact
Bev Hughes 
bev.hughes@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8055

Accreditation Committee

Christos Kondogiannis – Chair
Paul Allcock
Chris Conyard
John Cunningham
Prue Fitzpatrick
David Lunz
Clem McCormack
Ben Miller
David Nicholson
Gavin Nimon
Amanda Reilly
Kate Stannage
Mayuran Suthesan
Voula Tighe
Sindy Vrancic

Support Contact
Elaine Dixon
elaine.dixon@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8003

Asia-Pacific

Ton Tran – Chair
Jit Balakumar
Max Esser
Sue Liew
Ted Mah
John North
Kush Shrestha
Michael Wren

Support Contact
Bev Hughes 
bev.hughes@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8055

Audit and Risk Management Committee

Andrew Ellis – Chair
Michael Gillespie
Maurizio Damiani
Nathan Patrick

Support Contact
aoa@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8000

President's and State Chairs' Committee

David Martin – Chair
Andrew Ellis
Michael Gillespie
Greg Janes
Marinis Pirpiris
David Penn
Tim McMeniman
Roger Paterson
Paul Smith
Alison Taylor
Andrew Wines

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Continuing Orthopaedic Education

Chris Vertullo – Chair
David Martin (AOA President)
Ian Harris (AOA Scientific Secretary)
Sarah Coll
Ben Jeffcote
Bruce Love
Andrew Oppy
Minoo Patel
Nicolaos Pourgiezis
Adrian Cosenza

Support Contact
Alison Fallon
alison.fallon@aoa.org.au
0403 652 145

Federal Training Committee

Omar Khorshid – Chair
Richard Angliss
Chris Conyard
Price Gallie
David Gill
Ian Incoll
Chris Kondogiannis
Jegan Krishnan 
Li-On Lam
David Martin
Brett Oliver
Sean Suttor
Susi Tegen
Sindy Vrancic

Support Contact
training@aoa.org.au

Advertising Complaints Subcommittee

Michael Gillespie – Chair
John Bare
Alexander Burns
David Campbell
Dermot Collopy
Andrew Leicester
David Liu
Steve McMahon
Jonathan Mulford
John O’Donnell
Marinis Pirpiris
Michael Solomon

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Clinical Quality Interim Committee

Michael Gillespie – Chair
Nigel Broughton
Peter Cundy
David Hale
Ian Harris
Jason Harvey
Richard Page
Marinis Pirpiris

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Continuing Professional Development

Colin Whitewood – Chair
Philip Brook
Andrew Ellis
Michael Gillespie
Ian Harris
David Martin
David McNicol
Marinis Pirpiris
Chris Vertullo
Rob Wallace
Nicole Williams 
Leo Zeller

Support Contact
Vicky Dominguez
cpd@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8000

Ethics

David Martin – Chair
Roy Carey 
Chris Conyard 
Scott Fletcher 
Michael Gillespie 
David Hale 
Angela Hatfield 
Greg Janes 
Catherine McDougall 
Graham Mercer 
Minoo Patel 
Andrew Sefton
Colin Whitewood 
Nicole Williams 
Andrew Wines

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Fellowships

David Dickison – Chair
Roger Bingham
Bill Donnelly
Travis Falconer
Robert Fassina
Price Gallie
Mark Ross
Ralph Stanford

Support Contact
Stirling MacKay
stirling.mackay@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8014

Honours and Nominations

David Martin – Chair
Andrew Ellis
Michael Gillespie

Support Contact
Bev Hughes 
bev.hughes@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8055

IMG Assessment Committee

Ian Incoll – Chair
Christopher Bell – QLD
Neelika Dayananda – VIC/TAS
Cathie Hibberd – Trainee Representative
Bhavin Jadav – SA/NT
Richard Lawson – NSW Northside
Max Leibenson – NSW Newcastle
Simon Matthews – NSW Southside
Gary Prosser – WA
Vera Sallen – Consumer Representative

Support Contact
training@aoa.org.au

AOA National Joint Replacement Registry

David Hale – Chair
Andrew Beischer
Neil Bergman
Roger Brighton
Al Burns
David Campbell
Richard de Steiger
Bill Donnelly
Russell Furzer
Stephen Graves
Ian Harris
Peter Lewis
Peter Myers
Richard Page
John Radovanovic
Matthew Scott-Young
James Stoney
Sean Williams

Support Contact
Cindy Turner
cturner@aoanjrr.org.au
08 8128 4284

AOA National Joint Replacement Registry Academic Advisory Panel

Don Howie – Chair
Sam Adie
David Campbell
Simon Journeaux
Andrew Shimmin
David Sonnabend

Support Contact
Sophie Rainbird
srainbird@aoanjrr.org.au
08 8128 4282

Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL)

Jennifer Green – Chair
Andrew Ellis
Ian Incoll
Avanthi Mandaleson
Catherine McDougall
Katherine Stannage
Sindy Vrancic
Nicole Williams

Support Contact
Michelle White
michelle.white@aoa.org.au

Professional Conduct and Standards

Colin Whitewood – Chair
Michael Gillespie
Greg Janes
Tim McMeniman
Roger Paterson
Paul Smith
Alison Taylor
Andrew Wines

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Research

Peter Choong – Chair
Ken Cutbush
Peter D'Alessandro
Richard de Steiger 
David Dickison
Ian Harris 
Ian Incoll
Paul Smith
Bogdan Solomon

Support Contact
Belinda Balhatchet
belinda.balhatchet@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8024

Rural Surgeons

Chris Morrey – Chair
Henry Forbes
Russell Furzer
Nick Hartnell
Richard Kjar
Arvind Puri
Simon Smith

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Spinal PFET

Myron Rogers (NSA) – Chair
Jonathon Ball (NSA)
John Cunningham
Mark Davies (NSA)
Michael A Johnson
Ralph Stanford

Support Contact
Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
administration@nsa.org.au
03 9642 4699

Subspecialty Presidents

David Martin – Chair
Bruce Caldwell
Drew Dixon
Bill Donnelly
Jeffery Hughes
Michael Johnson
Egon Perilli
Marinis Pirpiris
Michael Sandow
Kate Stannage
Peter Steadman
Alison Taylor

Support Contact
Bev Hughes 
bev.hughes@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8055


Ad Hoc Committees and Working Groups

Champions of Change Working Group

Andrew Ellis – Chair
Rohan Brunello
Richard Carey Smith
Michael Lutz
Matthew Lyons
John Owen
Andrew Saies
Paul Smith
Andrew Wines

Support Contact
Michelle White
michelle.white@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8000

Code of Conduct Review

Colin Whitewood – Chair
David Campbell
Dermot Collopy
Scott Fletcher
Michael Hayes
Andreas Loefler
Tim Musgrove
Gary Nielsen
Marinis Pirpiris
George Sikorski
Paul Smith

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Digital Imaging Committee

Bill Donnelly – Chair
Jit Balakumar
Keith Holt
Matt Lyons
Scott Mackie
Peter McCombe (QLD)

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Patient Education Committee

Andrew Beischer – Chair
Zsolt Balogh
Anthony Cadden
Leo Donnan
Jennifer Flynn
Vera Kinzel
David Martin
Rod Pattinson
Lynette Reece
Martin Richardson
David Stabler
Richard de Steiger
Kevin Woods

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Workforce Committee

Andrew Ellis – Chair
Brett Halliday
Roger Patterson
John Tuffley
Greg Witherow
David Mitchell
Peter Berton

Support Contact
Kathy Hill
kathy.hill@aoa.org.au
0409 833 786 

Masters and Co-Badging Working Group

Peter Choong – Chair and Research Committee representative
Zsolt Balogh – NOADs representative
Omar Khorshid – FTC representative
Susi Tegen – FTC representative


Support Contact
Belinda Balhatchet
belinda.balhatchet@aoa.org.au
02 8071 8024