College Governance Structure

The College’s governance structure comprises:

  • The Board of Directors:
    • a skills-based Board currently comprising 2 elected Directors (President and President-elect) and 5 appointed Directors (3 Fellows and 2 Independent)
    • Sub-committees of the Board (Audit and Risk; Nominations and Governance; Investment)
  • Several Committees reporting directly to the Board, some with trainee and/or external/community representation:
    • Academic Standards
    • Professional Standards
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
    • Community Engagement Advisory
    • Expert Advisory
    • Rural & Regional Services
    • Awards
  • Education and training operational committees that report to the Academic Standards Committee
  • The Trainee Representatives Committee
  • Other operational and special interest committees

Key to College’s governance, with a functional but non-reporting role, are the 5 College Faculties. These sit at the interface between the College, Fellows, trainees and the health system, and have a direct link to the Board and the College Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Staff employed by the CEO provide secretariat, operational and strategic support for committees.


View the College Committee Structure Diagram