mini传媒入口 welcomes President Dr Gillian Gibson


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

15 November 2023

mini传媒入口 welcomes President Dr Gillian Gibson

mini传媒入口 welcomes the commencement of Dr Gillian Gibson鈥檚 term as mini传媒入口 President, while thanking and congratulating her predecessor, Dr Benjamin Bopp.

Dr Gibson鈥檚 term began following the conclusion of the College鈥檚 Annual General Meeting today.

Dr Gibson鈥檚 term will run to November 2025.

Dr Bopp will serve as mini传媒入口 Immediate Past President聽and continue to contribute to mini传媒入口 as a Councillor on the Thirteenth mini传媒入口 Council.

Dr Gibson is the second female President of mini传媒入口*. She is also the second New Zealander to hold the office.

Dr Gibson has been a full-time Auckland-based Generalist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for 25 years, combining public and private practice. She currently holds Medical Officer and Service Clinical Director positions at Te Whatu Ora | Te Toka Tumai Auckland (formerly Auckland District Health Board).

mini传媒入口 CEO Vase Jovanoska said: 鈥淚 want to thank Ben for his leadership over the last two years, especially his commitment to improving the College鈥檚 advocacy for our members, trainees and women in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.鈥

鈥淚 welcome Gill to the role, and I look forward to working closely with her in continuing to build on what has been achieved to date, as well as taking on new initiatives that will improve our member engagement.鈥

Dr Bopp said: 鈥淚t is with great happiness that I pass the Presidency of our College on to Dr Gill Gibson and I know Gill will be supported by a wonderful Board and mini传媒入口 team.鈥

Reflecting on his time as President, Dr Bopp added: 鈥淭he last two years have been extremely rewarding and I am proud to have progressed mini传媒入口鈥檚 strategies and engaged with such an inspiring group of colleagues both here and around the world.鈥

Dr Gibson said: 鈥淚t鈥檚 an honour and a privilege to be mini传媒入口鈥檚 next President. I look forward to working with the Board, CEO, Council, committees, Members, trainees and College staff across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, living out our values. Together we will ensure the College is well run, achieves its strategic purpose, has a sustainable future, continues to train the next generation of specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and GP Obstetricians, and advances excellence and equity in Women鈥檚 Health.

鈥淚 hope my Presidency will motivate and inspire a succession of women in senior College leadership, building on the significant advances the College has made in the areas of gender equity and diversity.鈥

* Dr Heather Munro AO was the first and only woman President of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RACOG) (1994鈥1996). The late Associate Professor Christine Tippett AM was the first woman President of mini传媒入口 (2006鈥2008).

mini传媒入口 President Dr Gillian Gibson
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