New South Wales Office

Welcome to the RANZCOG New South Wales State Office page.

You can contact the Committees below using the general NSW State Office email, [email protected].


New South Wales State Committee

2020 Meeting Dates:  11 February, 21 April, 11 August, 13 October, 8 December

Committee Members

Dr Karen Mizia – Chair
Dr Sarah Woodbury – Deputy Chair
Dr Mark Ruff – Chair Education
Dr Emma Inglis – Deputy Chair Education
Dr Sarah Pixton – Chair NSW State Reference Committee
Dr Rachael Hickinbotham – Committee Member
Dr Jessica Rowe – Committee Member
Dr Rahul Sen – Committee Member
Dr Ronald Vaughan – Regional Fellow Representative
Dr Andrew Zuschmann – Chair NSW TAC
Dr Maria Bernardi – Trainee Representative
Dr Swetha Kumar – Trainee Representative
Dr Judith Gardiner – Diplomates' Representative (Co-opted Member)

Ex-Officio (Voting):
Dr Vijay Roach – RANZCOG President
Dr Tanya Nippita – RANZCOG Councillor, NSW
A/Prof Gregory Jenkins – RANZCOG Councillor, NSW
Dr Gregory Kesby – RANZCOG Councillor, NSW
A/Prof Louis Izzo – RANZCOG Councillor, NSW
Ms Vase Jovanoska – RANZCOG Chief Executive Officer 

College Staff (Non-voting):
Ms Mel Pietsch – Head of State and Territory Offices and Government Relations
Ms Lee Dawson – Committee Coordinator, Executive Officer, NSW State Office
Mr Chris Dowding – Coordinator, NSW State Office


NSW/ACT Training Accreditation Committee

2020 Meeting Dates:  30 April, 10 September, 15 October

Committee Members

Dr Andrew Zuschmann – Chair
A/Prof Peter Bland – Deputy Chair and ITP Coordinator, Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Amanda Henry – ITP Coordinator, St George Hospital
Dr Jyothi Marry – ITP Coordinator, Liverpool
Dr Karuna Raja – ITP Coordinator, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for Women and Babies
Dr Tania Day – ITP Coordinator, John Hunter Hospital
Dr Naim Arrage – ITP Coordinator, Westmead
Dr Leo Leader – ITP Coordinator, Royal Hospital for Women
Dr Trupti Kanade – ITP Coordinator, Nepean Hospital
Dr Peter Scott – ITP Coordinator, Canberra 
Dr Maria Bernardi – NSW Trainee Representative
Dr Swetha Kumar – NSW Trainee Representative
Dr Danica Vress – ACT Trainee Representative


NSW Senior O&Gs Group

2020 Meeting Dates:  20 March and 18 September

Committee Members

Dr Ray Hyslop – Convenor


More information

RANZCOG NSW State Office 
Suite 2, Ground Floor, 69 Christie Street
St Leonards NSW 2065, Australia
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Phone: +61 2 9436 1688
Fax: +61 3 9419 0672 
Email: [email protected]
Events: [email protected]
Training: [email protected]


Executive Officer: Lee Dawson
Coordinator: Chris Dowding

Trainee Representatives

Dr Maria Bernardi
Dr Swetha Kumar



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