On 11 February 2021, NCWQ hosted our first Council meeting series for 2021

On 11 February 2021, NCWQ hosted our first Council meeting series for 2021, welcoming Dr Beverley Rowbotham AO as our guest speaker.

Beverley shared her words of wisdom, inspired us and provided an interesting insight into the inner sanctum of boards for NCWQ members, members’ friends, and guests, who had plenty of questions for Beverley on her experiences.

“Thank you to all who attended, it was a huge success, and wonderful to get to meet and mingle with both members and friends of NCWQ.

Thank you also to AJ&Co for hosting us in your space and helping us organise a successful event.

We look forward to seeing you all at our next council meeting on 8 April – details TBC so watch this space!



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About The Evening’s Guest Speaker

Dr Beverley Rowbotham AO
Medical specialist and Company Director

February Guest Speaker - Beverley Rowbotham AOBeverley Rowbotham AO is a medical specialist and non-executive Director with broad governance experience in healthcare and other services, APRA regulated financial entities, commerce, government and the non-profit sector.

She has been recruited or elected to her various governance roles because of her strong track record in organisational transformation. Her collaborative style, her high level skills in strategy and risk management, and her career long experience in recasting products in to services have enabled her to work successfully with all of her Boards to deliver value for businesses and stakeholders.

She has extended her skills and experience in management, service delivery and advocacy from her foundation career in healthcare to the childcare, education and disability sectors. She combines this with over 20 years of commercial experience in the private healthcare sector, biotechnology, and insurance. She now chairs the Avant Mutual Group, a diversified financial services business.

Notably, she has been a Ministerial appointment to four Federal Government healthcare policy committees, was five times elected as Chair of the Australian Medical Association’s Federal Council and is an acclaimed public speaker. She has established “The Doctors on Boards Scholarships” to be awarded to medical students to promote governance experience in the next generation of the medical profession. She was awarded an honour in the 2019 Australia Day awards: Officer(AO) in the General Division “ for distinguished service to medicine”.

Current Directorships:

  • Chair, Avant Mutual Group
  • Director Avant Insurance Ltd
  • Director Doctors Health Fund
  • Director aeiou Foundation for children with autism
  • Chair, National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council

Previous roles:

  • Director RCPA QAP Pty Ltd 2010-2020
  • Director Genome.One 2016-2018
  • Chair, Australian Medical Association Federal Council 2014- 2019
  • Past President Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (2007-2009)
  • Clinical Lead, Pathology, National E Health Transition Authority (2011-2013)
  • Past President and Chair, The Association for Childhood Language and related Disorders. 2001-2012


Upcoming dates for council meetings

Speakers to be announced, keep these saved in your calendars and we will send out the event details closer to the dates:

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