NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) Board & Executive
The framework through which NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) operates is a Board of Directors. The RDN Executive team is responsible for implementing the policy and priorities of the organisation as determined by the Board of Directors.
The RDN Board of Directors is headed by an elected Chair and Deputy Chair who are both in rural general practice. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction for RDN, for developing policy and planning priorities, and for ensuring that RDN meets its contractual agreements and obligations.
The RDN Board comprises individuals nominated by RDN members (two), Rural Doctors Association (RDA) NSW, Australian Medical Association (AMA) NSW, Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC), Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP - NSW Faculty) and the NSW Ministry of Health (MoH) (two).
The Board of Directors is responsible for determining the overall policy and priorities of the organisation, and for ensuring that RDN meets funding agreements and contractual obligations.
The 2023 RDN Board (appointed at the November 2022 Annual General Meeting) is:
Chair: Professor Peter O’Mara
Deputy Chair: Dr Thomas Douch – Board Appointed Director
Treasurer: Dr Costa Boyages – Australian Medical Association (NSW)
Dr Amanda Brownlow - Board Appointed Director
Dr Ros Bullock – Elected GP
Dr Lauren Cone – Elected GP
Dr John Curnow – NSW Rural Doctors Association of Australia
A/Prof John Kramer OAM – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (NSW Faculty)
Ms Jill Ludford – NSW Ministry of Health
Dr Nigel Lyons - NSW Ministry of Health
RDN EXECUTIVE TEAM
The RDN Executive team is responsible for implementing the policy and priorities of the organisation as determined by the Board of Directors and ensuring that funding and contractual obligations are completed as agreed.
Mr Richard Colbran PHD
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Mike Edwards
Director Service Delivery
Mr Yann Guisard PHD
Director Knowledge Mobilisation
Mr Jeremy Mitchell
Director Engagement and Enterprise
Ms Nicole Turner
Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement