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Meet our Senior Executive Leadership and Senior Management Teams

Senior Executive Leadership Team

Our Senior Executive Leadership Team (SELT) provides overall corporate leadership of the company accountable through the CEO to the Board of Directors.

Mr Peter Harrison – Chief Executive Officer

Peter Harrison previously served as CEO of General Practice Education and Training (GPET) and is also CEO of Health Leaders Australia. He has executive level leadership experience in a variety of education, training and business settings, including Queensland Divisions of General Practice, Education Queensland, TAFE Queensland and with the Queensland Department of Employment, Vocational Education and Training.

Dr John Buckley – Director of Medical Education

John Buckley has worked in regional and rural Queensland in both hospitals and general practice and is a practising GP in Brisbane. He has been a GP educator since 1994. John’s special interests are the patient–doctor relationship and GP supervisor training. Read John Buckley’s medical educator profile.

Ms Donna Jones – Director of Operational Services

Donna Jones has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting with a minor in Business and Tax Law. Donna has been working with GPTQ as the Director of Operations since April 2008 and concurrently held the position of Manager Corporate Services with Health Leaders Australia from 2012 to 2016.

Prior to this, Donna has 27 years’ experience in various accounting and management roles in chartered and public accounting firms including Deloitte Touche Tohmastu, international engineering firms, retail, primary health care, hospital and entertainment industries.

Donna has expertise in financial and managerial accounting, taxation, human resource management, property and asset management, contracts management, project management. ICT services management and Workplace Health and Safety.

Dr Graham Emblen – Deputy Director of Medical Education

Graham Emblen practised as a regional GP for over 25 years, progressively becoming involved in medical education over the last 20 years. His prior experience includes being a long-term supervisor, practice owner, teaching at The University of Queensland and serving as Chairman of the Board of GP Connections.

Ms Kirsten Kiel-Chisholm – Company Secretary

An experienced lawyer and company secretary, Kirsten is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. She provides company secretarial support and corporate governance advice to the Board.

Educators Executive Leadership Team

Our Educators Executive Leadership Team provides leadership and management of the company’s medical education and training programs.  This leadership team includes the Director of Medical Education and Acting Deputy Director of Medical Education (see above) and the following Corporate and District Medical Educators:

Dr John de Vries – Associate Director of Medical Education – Core Programs and Medical Education Coordinator – Gold Coast District

John de Vries has worked predominantly in medical education with GPTQ since 2007. He still continues to work as a practising GP. John first became involved in medical education in 1986 while practising as a GP in Rockhampton. He started here in general practice in 1981, having previously worked at the PA and Redcliffe hospitals after graduating from medical school in New Zealand.

Dr Patricia Stuart – Associate Director of Medical Education – Rural Programs and Medical Education Coordinator – Darling Downs and West Moreton District

Patricia Stuart started her medical career in anaesthetics but a rural move to the small town of Chinchilla helped expand her skills in general practice. She practiced in Chinchilla for 12 years and while there, became interested in medical education and began supervising registrars. Patricia currently practices in Toowoomba and has completed a Master of Medical Education. She also coordinates the rural training program for GPTQ and is Director of Learning for rural clinical schools.

Dr Rebecca Lock – District Medical Education Coordinator – Brisbane North

Rebecca Lock has been a GP in Cooroy for the past ten years. She is also a GPTQ medical educator in our Sunshine Coast node and conducts our rural medical education advisory, helping GP registrars navigate rural training pathways. Rebecca also continues to hold a position as examiner at the RACGP and conducts AGPT interviews.

Dr Scott Preston – District Medical Education Coordinator – Brisbane South

​​Scott Preston has been a GP at Camp Hill in the south of Brisbane for the past eight years. He both practices and teaches there as a medical educator. When he was a registrar, he worked in western Queensland and quickly developed a love of rural medicine. He was also fortunate to have the support of some excellent GP supervisors while on rural training. This inspired him to take up his current role as a GPTQ medical educator and our Brisbane South District Medical Education Coordinator.​

Dr Ewen McPhee – Senior Medical Advisor – Rural

Dr McPhee (FACRRM, FRACGP) is a GP Obstetrician and GP Supervisor in the town of Emerald, and sentinel GP to the new Central Highlands Health social enterprise health services company. He is the President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia; a Board Director of the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine Board; a Board Director of the Central Queensland Rural Health Division of General Practice; Chair of the Telehealth Governance Committee for Queensland Health; a Member of the International Advisory Committee to the World Organisation of Family Doctors (Rural); A Member of the Accreditation Committee of the HLA-Queensland Prevocational Medical Accreditation.

Other Corporate Senior Executives and Managers

Our other corporate senior executives and managers support the Senior Executive Leadership Team, the Educators Executive Leadership Team, and other GPTQ personnel, in the management of education programs and the provision of business administration services.

Dr Amelia Duhs – Assistant Director Medical Education – Corporate

Dr Amelia Duhs completed a degree in pure maths and her postgraduate medicine qualification at the University of Queensland. She and her husband started their medical careers as interns in Toowoomba. This gave them a broader exposure to medicine and more independence than they felt they would have had in a metropolitan hospital. Amelia subsequently completed her GP Fellowship training and currently provides GP services at Spring Hill Medical Centre in Brisbane, in addition to her medical educator role with GPTQ. She has a keen interest in medical education and in women’s and mental health.

​Mr Ian Hook – Senior Executive Officer – Special Projects

Ian Hook is the former Chief Executive of Tropical Medical Training (TMT), the current Chairman of the Far North Queensland Medicare Local (Health Reimagined Ltd), a former Director of Mission Australia Ltd, Arthritis Australia Ltd and Food Bank Ltd. With positions including the National Executive Director of Arthritis Australia and State Director of the WA Liberal Party, Ian has an extensive experience over 30 years’ as a CEO. As a Company Director he has held 20 appointments to Boards of social enterprise organisations including WA President and the National Executive of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and as Chairman of three Ministerial appointed Inquiries of the Court Government in WA. Ian has completed four graduate programs at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government in Boston and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a respected mentor, external advisor and community sector leader.

​Mr David Philips – Manager, Facilities, Districts Administration Services and Special Projects

David Phillips has worked in the accounting & lending areas for over 30 years in the commercial & not for profit sector. This included working in roles with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, NSW Corporate Affairs, Suncorp & Optus Outsourcing. His subsequent career roles include service in senior management roles in the not for profit health sector in including with CheckUP Australia (formerly called the Queensland Divisions of General Practice and Central and Southern Qld Training Consortium.

Mr Kelvin Li – Manager of ICT infrastructure & Services

Kelvin obtained his Master of Information Technology degree at The University of Queensland in 2002, and worked as a windows system administrator for two and half years at a USA-Owned Ship Yacht building company in Brisbane. He started his employment with CSQTC in 2004 as ICT Support Officer and he is now CSQTC’s Manager of ICT Infrastructure & Services. He provides first-class ICT infrastructure and client oriented support skills and ICT leadership of CSQTC’s ICT Team. Kelvin strong technical skills include managing Citrix, VMware virtualisation, Windows SQL databases, Exchange servers and Windows server solutions.

External Consultants

Ms Kate Marie NEOS Health – Marketing and Communications

Kate Marie has worked in the health industry for over 30 years. Starting out as a nurse, she has subsequently worked in sales, marketing, business development and digital strategy for a number of health and medical organisations, including The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, GP Training Queensland, and General Practice Registrars Australia.