Our Board of Directors

2019 USANZ  Board of Directors
Back row from left to right: Tyrone Carlin, Mark Frydenberg, John Miller,Stephen Brough
Front row from left to right: Michael Nugara (CEO), Stuart Philip, Peter Heathcote, Stephen Mark, Prem Rashid, Karen McKertich
Absent: Jeff Thavaseelan
Image by
Gavin Jowitt

USANZ is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of elected, appointed and representative roles.

The roles, responsibilities and authorities put in place by the Board to meet its governance obligations, are outlined in the USANZ Board Charter.

The 2020 USANZ Board of Directors comprises:

  • Stephen Mark (President, NZ Section Representative)
  • Peter Heathcote (Past President, Northern Section Representative)
  • Prem Rashid (Vice-President, NSW Section Representative)
  • Mark Frydenberg ( RACS Specialty Representative, Victorian Section Representative)
  • Stephen Brough (Tasmanian Section Representative)
  • Tyrone Carlin (External Director)
  • Karen McKertich (ANZAUS Chair)
  • John Miller (SA/NT Section Representative)
  • Stuart Philip (Board of Urology Chair) - resigned 9 May 2020
  • Robert Forsyth (Board of Urology Chair) - appointed 9 May 2020
  • Jeffrey Thavaseelan (WA Section Representative)

2021 Board of Directors Meeting Dates

The Board of Directors meets a minimum of four times a year. A Board Education and Strategy day is held immediately before the August Board meeting. In response to the current pandemic, the 2021 meetings are likely to be held as virtual meetings.

The 2021 Board of Directors' Meeting Dates are:

  • Saturday 20 February
  • Saturday 17 April
  • Saturday 7 August 
  • Saturday 27 November



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