ACD’s governance structure:

  • 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)
  • Committees reporting to the Board, some with trainee and/or external/community representation
  • 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 ACD, Fellows, trainees and the health system, and have a direct link to the Board and ACD’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). ACD staff provide secretariat, operational and strategic support for committees.


Chief Executive Officer

Haley Bennett BSc(Hons), PhD

Haley was appointed CEO in February 2022, having joined ACD in 2016 and held several roles including Deputy CEO from 2019. Haley continues to lead significant growth and development across the College, having established the Member Services and Policy, Advocacy and Engagement portfolios, driving strategic innovation in training, governance, strategy, culture and operations, and building ACD’s external education business. Haley has extensive and international experience in health – in governance, strategy, communications, policy, stakeholder engagement and research. Commencing her career in academia, Haley received a PhD from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney and held a post-doctoral research position in Glasgow, UK, before having various communications, policy and strategy roles in the commercial, not-for-profit and public sectors.


Dr Adriene Lee, MBBS (Hons) BSc (Med) FACD, GAICD

Dr Adriene Lee has been a dermatologist since 2005 and works in private practice in Melbourne.  She is a visiting dermatologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, the Skin Health Institute and North Western Regional Health Services, Burnie, Tasmania. She has an honorary appointment at Monash Health and is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. She has an interest in medical dermatology, in particular contact dermatitis.



Dr Adrian Lim is a Sydney-based dermatologist with a subspecialty interest in phlebology, cosmetic dermatology and lasers. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Sydney and a staff specialist at the Royal North Shore Hospital where he runs the burns scar laser clinic and cutaneous neurofibromatosis clinic. He is in private practice with a focus on laser therapy.


Dean of Education

Dr Catherine Drummond, MBBS(Hons), FRACGP, DCCH (Edin), FACD

Dr Catherine Drummond became a Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2004. She works in solo private practice in Canberra and Moruya (NSW south coast), and at The Skin Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney.


Board Director

Dr Eleni Yiasemides, MBBS(Hons), MMed, FACD

Dr Eleni Yiasemides MBBS(Hons), MMed, FACD is a practicing dermatologist since 2011. She is a director of SouthDerm Pty Ltd and Southern Suburbs Day Procedure Centre Pty Ltd. She performs Mohs surgery and is a cosmetic proceduralist. She has been the chair and member of the Mohs committee, chair and member of the A to Z committee and an ACD procedural examiner.

Board Director
Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani, MD PhD FACD.
Professor Khosrotehrani is a clinical scientist, dermatologist, interested in skin biology, regenerative medicine and skin cancer.

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Board Director
Ms Carden Calder is an experienced professional in corporate affairs, public relations, strategic and digital communication. She is the founder and managing director of BlueChip Communication, a market-leading firm in financial services communication, marketing, and PR.
Carden holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the Queensland University of Technology, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an LGBTIQ+.

Board Director

Mr Andrew Herrick, MBA (Hons), BSc Physics (Hons).

Andrew Herrick is a senior executive in the Financial Services industry, with experience leading strategy functions in the insurance and wealth management sectors.

New South Wales
Chair Dr Rebecca Saunderson
Chair Elect Dr Geetha Sivapirabu
SecretaryDr Artiene Tatian
TreasurerDr Gilberto Moreno
DoT (Senior)Dr Michelle McRae
DoT (3rd/4th Year) Dr Gilberto Moreno
DoT (1st/2nd Year)Dr Esther Hong
Junior Faculty LiaisonDr Dana Slape
Academic Liaison OfficeProf Linda Martin
Rural RepresentativeDr Rachael Anforth
ExaminerDr Kavita Enjeti
ExaminerDr Shien-Ning Chee

ChairDr Aaron Robinson
Chair-ElectProf Johannes Kern
SecretaryDr Chasari Toy Tancharoen
TreasurerDr Niyati Sharma
DoT Dr Antoinette Ciconte
DoT Dr Matthew Palmer
Examiner (Chief)Dr Michelle Goh
ExaminerDr Laura Scardamaglia
ExaminerDr Matheen Mohamed

ChairDr Sam Scuderi
Chair ElectDr Simon Yong-Gee
SecretaryDr Melissa Manahan
DoT (Advanced)Dr Samantha Conias
DoT (Basic)Prof Peter Soyer
ExaminerDr Rob Miller
ExaminerDr Laura Wheller

South Australia
ChairDr Sachin Vaidya
SecretaryDr Yu-Chuan Lee
TreasurerDr Chris Tyson
DoTDr Rachel Manifold
ExaminerDr Emma Ryan
ExaminerDr Sally Ball

Western Australia
ChairDr Su-Lin Chan
SecretaryDr Louise O’Halloran
TreasurerDr Patricia Le
DoTDr Genevieve Sadler
Executive MemberDr Thomas Delaney
Examiner (chief)Dr Graham Thom
ExaminerDr Jamie Von Nida

ACD Governance Structure