RANZCOG announces incoming President

19 March 2021

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has announced Dr Benjamin Bopp as the College’s next President.

Dr Bopp was elected unopposed. Dr Bopp will take up his role in November 2021, after RANZCOG’s Annual General Meeting. His term will run to November 2023.

Dr Bopp has been a specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist for more than 20 years. He is currently the Director of Obstetrics at Gold Coast University Hospital, a position he has held for the last three years. Previously, he worked as a generalist (obstetrics, gynaecology and IVF) in private practice.

In addition to previous involvement with the College Women’s Health Committee, Continuing Professional Development and Revalidation Committee, and Education Strategy Committee, Dr Bopp has been actively involved with the SIMG Assessment Committee, which he currently Chairs, and is also Chair of the College’s Australian Workforce Working Group. He has been a RANZCOG Board Director since 2016.

RANZCOG President Dr Vijay Roach said he was delighted to congratulate Ben on being elected as President-Elect. “Ben has extensive skills and experience that he will bring to the role of President. On behalf of the RANZCOG Board and Council, I congratulate Ben and am confident his passion and dedication will help deliver the best guidance and support to all our members and trainees across Australia and New Zealand.”

Dr Bopp said: “It's an honour and a privilege to be RANZCOG’s next President, and I look forward to working with the Board, CEO, Council, committees, members, trainees and College staff across Australia and New Zealand, living out our values, training the next generation of specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and GP Obstetricians, and advancing excellence in Women’s Health.”

“The College has made significant advances in the areas of gender equity and diversity, engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Māori peoples, connection with government, key stakeholders, midwives and nurses, consumers and the community. I look forward to consolidating these important gains, and relationships.”

Dr Benjamin Bopp



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