Queensland Office

Welcome to the RANZCOG Queensland State Office page. 

The below Committees can be contacted via the general QLD State Office email: [email protected]

Queensland State Committee

2020 Meeting Dates: 11 February, 26 May, 25 August, 17 November (incl. AGM)

Committee Members

Dr Thangeswaran Rudra – Chair
Dr Senaka Abeysundera – Deputy Chair
Dr Tal Jacobson – RANZCOG Councillor Qld
Dr Gary Swift – RANZCOG Councillor Qld
Dr Ben Bopp – RANZCOG Board Member Qld
Dr Paul Conaghan – Chair, QLD TAC
Prof Caroline de Costa – Committee Member
Dr Mano Haran – Committee Member
Dr Kathy Saba – Committee Member
Dr Samantha Scheman – Regional Fellow Representative
Dr Timothy Hasted – Trainee Representative
Dr Jessica Robertson – Trainee Representative
Dr Grace Neely – Co-opted Member, Diplomate Representative

Ex-Officio (Voting):
Dr Vijay Roach – RANZCOG President
Ms Vase Jovanoska – RANZCOG Chief Executive Officer 

College Staff (Non-voting):
Ms Mel Pietsch – Head of State and Territory Offices and Government Relations
Ms Sylvia Williamson – Committee Coordinator, Executive Officer, QLD State Office
Ms Laura Grummitt – Coordinator, QLD State Office

Queensland Training Accreditation Committee

2019 Meeting Dates:  25 March, 17 June, 23 September, 9 December

Committee Members

Dr Paul Conaghan – Chair (Mater Hospital)
A/Prof Edward Weaver – Committee Member (Sunshine Coast University Hospital)
Dr Saliya Ovitigalage  – Committee Member (Hervey Bay Hospital)
Dr Elize Bolton – Committee Member (Bundaberg Hospital)
Dr Graeme Jackson – Committee Member (Redcliffe Hospital)
Dr Greet Hoet – Committee Member (Townsville Hospital)
Dr Huba Brezovsky – Committee Member (Mackay Hospital)
Dr Senaka Abeysundera – Committee Member (Toowoomba Hospital)
Dr Karen Baker – Committee Member (Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital)
Dr Luke Waldrip – Committee Member (Gold Coast University Hospital)
Dr Mano Haran – Committee Member (Logan Hospital)
Dr Peter Ganter – Committee Member (Rockhampton Hospital)
Dr Piratheepan Kandasamy – Committee Member (Redlands Hospital)
Dr Veerasingham Mayooran – Committee Member (Ipswich Hospital)
Dr Rebecca Wright – Committee Member (Cairns Hospital)
Dr Kavitha Vangilli – Committee Member (Townsville hospital)
Dr Dirk Ludwig – Committee Member (Hervey Bay hospital)
Dr Jessica Robertson – Trainee Representative
Dr Timothy Hasted – Trainee Representative


More information

RANZCOG Queensland State Office
Suite 2, Level 2
56 Little Edward Street
Spring Hill QLD 4000
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Phone: +61 7 3252 3073
Email: [email protected]
Training[email protected]
Events[email protected]


Executive Officer: Sylvia Williamson
Coordinator: Laura Grummitt

Trainee Representatives

Dr Jessica Robertson
Dr Timothy Hasted



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