Senior Leadership Team
Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) provides overall corporate leadership of the company accountable through the CEO to the Board of Directors.
Kathie Sadler – CEO
Working in corporate and commercial law for close to 30 years, Kathie Sadler brings a wealth of management and governance experience to GPTQ, as well as a deep passion and commitment to supporting medical educators and registrars.
Scott Bryant – Chief Operating Officer
With close to a decade of financial management experience in a variety of health-related organisations, Scott is well-placed to support GPTQ’s administration.
Dr John Buckley – Director of Training
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.
Dr Graham Emblen – Director of 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.
Medical Education & Training 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 Mike Hurley – Associate Director of Medical Education – Rural
Dr Mike Hurley is a GP specialising in anaesthetics and emergency with a special interest in rural. His decision to become a rural GP was cemented by his experience of rural rotations in Stanthorpe, Queensland and Gove, Northern Territory.
Dr Jaime Hurley – District Medical Education Coordinator – Darling Downs & West Moreton District (ACRRM)
Dr Jaime Hurley, a GP with specialised skills in obstetrics, played an integral part in the reopening of maternity services in Beaudesert and is delighted to have seen more than 500 babies born in the local area since its reopening in 2014. She also enjoys the opportunity to play a part in the training of our future GPs.
Dr Kate Wallis – District Medical Education Coordinator – Darling Downs & West Moreton District (RACGP)
Toowoomba-based GP, Dr Kate Wallis believes it has been a series of natural progressions towards her destiny in GP. As a medical educator with GPTQ, Kate has been able to take those early experiences of navigating through the complex world of patient care and guide the next generation of doctors.
Dr Scott Preston – Acting Associate Director Medical Education & District Medical Education Coordinator – Gold Coast
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.
Other Corporate Senior Executives
Our other corporate senior executives 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.