Service Agreement

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the body accredited and authorised to conduct surgical education and training in Australia and New Zealand. The administration and management of the Surgical Education and Training Program is delegated to the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA) in accordance with the Service Agreement. The Board of Neurosurgery has dual reporting roles and represents both the RACS and the NSA on all matters relating to the Training Program.

The Board of Neurosurgery

The Terms of Reference for the Board of Neurosurgery are available to download below. The current membership of the Board of Neurosurgery is as follows:

  • Mark Davies, Chair (expires 8/7/2019)
  • Michael Murphy, Elected member (expires 04/03/2019)
  • Rodney Allan, Elected member (expires 19/04/2019) - Younger Fellows Representative
  • Nick Vrodos, Elected member (expires 25/11/2019)
  • Sarah Olson, Elected member (expires 24/03/2020)
  • Kate Drummond, Elected member (expires 01/07/2020) - Ex-officio, Senior Examiner   
  • Teresa Withers, Elected member (expires 01/07/2020)
  • Simon John, Elected member (expires 01/12/2020)
  • Stephen Santoreneos, Elected member (expires 01/12/2020)
  • Alistair Jukes, Elected member (expires 31/12/2018) - Trainee Representative
  • Bruce Hall, Ex-officio, RACS Specialty Councillor 
  • Christopher Lind, Ex-officio, NSA President
  • Sophie Valkin, External Representative 

The Management Staff

The staff responsible for the Surgical Education and Training Program in Neurosurgery are:

Chief Executive Officer
Stacie Gull

Education and Training Officer
Ainslee Jabbour

All correspondence must be directed to:

Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Tenancy 5, Level 1
550 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Phone +61 3 9642 4699
Fax +61 3 9642 5611