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Meet GPTQ’s Board of Directors

We’re governed by a board comprising eight directors from diverse backgrounds. Each one brings expertise, experience and a passion for delivering an outstanding GP training program for our registrars.

Dr Eleanor Chew – Board Chair

A GP with 30+ years’ experience, Eleanor Chew currently works at Ningi Doctors. She was elected as GPTQ Board Chair at our 2020 AGM.

Eleanor actively contributes to the advancement of quality general practice and training at both  state and national levels.

Current roles:

  • RACGP Queensland Provost
  • FRACGP examiner
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Chair of AMA Queensland Board and Council

Past roles:

  • RACGP Queensland Censor
  • Chair of Vocational Training Standards Review
  • Member of Vocational Training Accreditation Committee member
  • RACGP Council member (2010-2015)
  • RACGP Vice-President & Chair of Council

Dr Patricia (Trish) Baker – Deputy Chair and Governance Committee Chair

Trish Baker is a practice principal at two Brisbane practices. As an experienced GP supervisor, medical student preceptor, and clinical senior lecturer at the University of Queensland, she has a strong passion for GP training and medical education.

Current roles:

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of GPTQ’s Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Deputy Chair of Brisbane North PHN
  • Chair of the BNPHN Clinical Council
  • Member of the BNPHN Governance Committee
  • Member of the QLD Faculty Board of RACGP
  • Director of Australian General Practice Alliance Ltd

Past roles:

  • Chair of General Practice Supervisors Australia

Dr Dilip Dhupelia – Chair of the Board FARM Committee

Dilip Dhupelia is a part-time General Practitioner in Toowong, Brisbane. He is also the Chair of the GPTQ Board Finance, Audit & Risk Management (FARM) Committee, and the GPTQ Nominations Committee.

Current roles:

  • Director of Medical and Clinical Services at Queensland Country Practice with Queensland Health
  • Member of the Clinical Advisory Group of Brisbane North Primary Health Network
  • Member of the QIP Impartiality Committee of the AGPAL Group of Companies
  • Councillor of Federal AMA
  • Councillor of AMAQ
  • Member of the Federal and AMAQ Council of General Practice
  • Member of the Federal AMA Council of Rural Doctors

Past roles:

  • AMA Queensland – former president
  • Board Chair and Board Director of General Practice Queensland/CheckUP
  • Board Chair of the GP Connections (Division of General Practice) Toowoomba

Mr Les Collins – Chair of the Board Aboriginal & Islander Health Training Advisory Committee, called the Kab-bai Committee

Les Collins is a pioneer in the field of addressing Indigenous health inequalities in Queensland. He helped develop a number of community controlled Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health services across Queensland.

For 20 years, Les was also the Queensland representative for the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, and a member of the National Aboriginal Health Strategy Working Party. This working party produced the National Aboriginal Health Strategy (NAHS) 1989. It was instrumental in addressing Indigenous health inequalities throughout Australia and led to vast improvements for Indigenous people. Among these initiatives was Australia’s first Indigenous Health Curriculum for General Practice which Les helped develop.

Current roles:

  • Chair of the Kab-bai Committee (GPTQ Board’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Training Advisory Committee)
  • Life Member of the Brisbane Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Service
  • Life Member of the Wuchopperen Health Service
  • Member of the Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Hall of Fame
  • Advisor to the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

Dr Graham McAllister

Graham McAllister is the principal GP of his Queensland Murgon practice. He is an experienced GP Supervisor and Board Director with more than  40 years of experience in rural General Practice.

Current roles:

  • Academic supervisor – University of Queensland School of Medicine, Faculty of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Director member of the Kab-bai Committee (GPTQ Board’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Training Advisory Committee)
  • Board member of the DDWMPHN

Dr Andrew Cronin – Member of FARM and Governance Committee

Andrew Cronin is a Rural Generalist and brings many years of experience to his medical education duties from his work in Far North Queensland in small rural hospitals, Indigenous communities, aviation military medicine, and retrieval experiences.

Current roles:

  • Member of Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Member of the University of Queensland Ethics Committee
  • Chairperson of the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Working Group for ACRRM

Ms Karen Quaile – Member of FARM and Governance Committee

Karen has more than 28 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector and has held positions at senior management and deputy CEO level. Karen’s experience has contributed to positive change and excellence in financial and risk management across many organisations.

A strong belief that good governance within the health and community sectors enables organisations to deliver value and enhance quality of life, Karen is passionate about serving on the GPTQ Board and Committees.

Dr Nicole Langsford – Registrar Representative

Nicole is a practising Gold Coast GP whose passion to support GP registrars and improve clinical training began with her experience mentoring young veterinarians at Melbourne University. She is currently studying her Masters of Medicine (Paediatrics) at Sydney University, and is GPTQ’s Board registrar representative.

Current roles:

  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Past roles:

  • Chair the Kab-bai committee (GPTQ Board’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Training Advisory Committee

GPTQ Board of Directors’ Schedule of Competencies

Our GPTQ Board of Directors maintains a checklist of competencies to ensure that the Board can perform the required duties and exercise the conferred powers of the Board in the most effective and efficient way.

The current GPTQ Board of Directors’ Schedule of Competencies is as follows:

Schedule of Required Competencies

GPTQ desires a skills-based Board that appropriately reflects gender diversity. It is the intention of the Company that the Directors collectively have the necessary competencies to allow them to undertake the powers and perform the duties of Directors in an effective and efficient manner. This Schedule of Required Competencies contains a list of the skills, attributes, work, other experience, formal qualifications and memberships of professional bodies that are collectively desired by the Board.

Attributes and Skills Target Number
1. Gender Balance No fewer than 3 persons from either gender
2. Practising General Practitioner 4
3. Fellowship of RACGP 1
4. Fellowship of ACRRM 1
5. At the time of election, current/recent (within 2 years) experience as a General Practitioner academic in the medical school of a GPTQ member university 1
6. At the time of election, a current/recent (within 5 years) practising GP in MM1–MM2 in the GPTQ region with a least 3 years of experience in that region 1
7. At the time of election, a current/recent (within 5 years) practising GP in MM3–MM5 in the GPTQ region with a least 3 years of experience in that region 1
8. Experience as an accredited GP Supervisor or trainer for at least the previous
3 years, including at least 1 year of training Registrars in their first FTE year of GP experience
1
9. At the time of election, a current/recent (within 2 years) GPTQ registrar 1
10. An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with more than 5 years of management experience working in the field of ATSI health 1
11. A person who has recent experience as a CEO or at least 3 years of experience as a director on the board of an organisation with an annual turnover in excess of $15m 3
12. Risk and compliance experience as evidenced by being a member of a risk and/or compliance committee of an organisation with an annual turnover in excess of $6 million for 3 years or more or 3 years or more experience as a risk and compliance manager 1
13. Demonstrable knowledge and experience in leadership and delivery of rural health policy 1
14. Rural Generalist 1

Note: It is acknowledged that given different skills and attributes relating to General Practice are being sought, some Directors will have more than one skill and/or attribute.