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2023 President-Elect Election: Professor Luis Prado Bio & Statement

RACMA’s strength is our ‘core’: comprised of our membership and College staff. We are in a unique position to lead, guide and effectively influence how healthcare is provided across Australia and New Zealand. Through my extensive experience in senior leadership roles across public and private health sectors in three states, I have a unique and deep insight into the complexities and challenges we face as a College. I am excited to work together with our Board, membership, staff and key stakeholders to strengthen and shape our professional reputation. Through a collective vision I believe we can strategically position our College within the industry so that our membership and programs are seen as premier, essential and sought-after to lead healthcare. Many of our membership are waiting to be engaged by our College, and I welcome the opportunity to be part of the engagement of our ‘core’.

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (since 2010)
  • Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (since 1995)
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (since (2019)
  • Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives (since 2014)
  • Fellow Australasian College of Health Services Management (since 2010)
  • Fellow Australian Association for Quality in Heath Care (since 2014)
  • Fellow American College of Medical Quality (since 2015)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (UQ) 1987
  • Graduate Diploma Sports Medicine (UNSW) 2009

Previous Governance Experience / Board Appointments

  • Board Director, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators 2016 – 2022
  • Board Chair Post-Graduate Medical Council of Queensland, 2010 – 2012
  • Board Director, Wesley Medical Research 2007– 2016
  • Board Director, Wesley Monash IVF, 2005 – 2014
  • Board Director, Wesley Medical Imaging, 2012 – 2016
  • Member, National Committee, Prevocational Medical Accreditation Framework, 2008 – 2016
  • Member, National Advisory Committee, ACSQHC Open Disclosure Standard National Project, 2008 – 2014
  • Member, National Health workforce Advisory Committee 2009 – 2013
  • Member, Prevocational Medical Education Training Oversight Committee, 2010 – 2016

College Related and/or Other Professional Activities (Past and Present)

  • Board Director RACMA 2016 – 2022
  • Chair, RACMA Indigenous Health Working Group 2019 – 2022
  • Chair, RACMA Queensland/NT Jurisdictional Committee 2014 – 2016, committee member 2012 – 2016
  • Member, RACMA Victorian Jurisdictional Committee 2016 – 2022
  • RACMA Censor 2012 – current
  • RACMA Training Supervisor since 2012 (RACMA Supervisor Award 2017)
  • RACMA Preceptor since 2012
  • Convenor Chair of organising commitee RACMA Annual Scientific Forum Brisbane 2016
  • Presentor/facilitator of inaugural RACMA Private Sector Leadership for Clinicians Course 2023