Structure and Federal Council

Meet the representatives on the AMA’s main policy-making body - Federal Council.

AMA's Constitution

The AMA's constitution outlines how the AMA is structured and governed and its main activities. It also explains the roles, responsibilities and powers of the board, directors, federal council, management and members. 

Read the full constitution here

AMA Federal Council

The AMA Federal Council meets quarterly and is the AMA’s main policy-making body. It is a forum to identify and debate emerging issues of relevance to the membership. 

Learn more about AMA’s advocacy.

The Federal Council’s primary role is to:

  • Form the policy of the AMA;  
  • Propose changes to existing policy; and  
  • Elect representatives to roles and committees    

Meet AMA's Federal Councillors

Dr Omar Khorshid
AMA President - Dr Omar Khorshid

Dr Omar Khorshid is an experienced medical leader and orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and hip. He was elected President of the Federal AMA on 1 August 2020, and is a past President of AMA WA.

Dr Chris Moy
AMA Vice President - Dr Chris Moy

Chris is an Adelaide GP with a long-standing involvement in the areas of aged care, end of life decision making, palliative care and digital health at both state and national levels.

Associate Professor Julian Rait
Chair of Council - Associate Professor Julian Rait
Professor Walter Abhayaratna
ACT State Nominee
Professor Walter Abhayaratna
Dr Danielle McMullen
NSW State Nominee
Dr Danielle McMullen
Associate Professor Robert Parker
NT State Nominee
Associate Professor Robert Parker
Dr Chris Perry
QLD State Nominee
Dr Chris Perry
Dr John Williams
SA State Nominee
Dr John Williams
Dr Helen McArdle
TAS State Nominee
Dr Helen McArdle
Dr Enis Kocak
VIC State Nominee
Dr Enis Kocak
Dr Mark Duncan-Smith
WA State Nominee
Dr Mark Duncan-Smith
Dr Michael Bonning
NSW/ACT Area Nominee
Dr Michael Bonning
Dr Dilip Dhupelia
QLD Area Nominee
Dr Dilip Dhupelia
Dr Michelle Atchison
SA/NT Area Nominee
Dr Michelle Atchison
Dr Annette Barratt
TAS Area Nominee
Dr Annette Barratt
Dr Eugenie Kayak
VIC Area Nominee
Dr Eugenie Kayak
Vacant
WA Area Nominee
Vacant
Dr Andrew J MIller
Anaesthetists Speciality Group Representative
Dr Andrew J MIller
Dr Chris Baker
Dermatologists Speciality Group Representative
Dr Chris Baker
Dr Sarah Whitelaw
Emergency Physicians Speciality Group Representative
Dr Sarah Whitelaw
Dr Richard Kidd
General Practitioners Speciality Group Representative
Dr Richard Kidd
Professor Steve Robson
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Speciality Group Representative
Professor Steve Robson
Dr Peter Sumich
Ophthalmologists Speciality Group Representative
Dr Peter Sumich
Dr Sarah Coll
Orthopaedic Surgeons Speciality Group Representative
Dr Sarah Coll
Dr Paul Bauert
Paediatricians Speciality Group Representative
Dr Paul Bauert
Dr Daniel Owens
Pathologist Speciality Group Representative
Dr Daniel Owens
Dr Matthew McConnell
Physicians Speciality Group Representative
Dr Matthew McConnell
Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi
Psychiatrists Speciality Group Representative
Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi
Dr Brendan Adler
Radiologists Speciality Group Representative
Dr Brendan Adler
Professor Owen Ung
Surgeons Speciality Group Representative
Professor Owen Ung
Dr Hashim Abdeen
Doctors in Training Practice Group Representative
Dr Hashim Abdeen
Dr Marco Giuseppin
Rural Doctors Representative
Dr Marco Giuseppin
Associate Professor Julian Rait
Private Specialist Practice Representative
Associate Professor Julian Rait
Dr Roderick McRae
Public Hospital Doctors Representative
Dr Roderick McRae
Miss Sophie Keen
AMSA (Australian Medical Students Association)
Miss Sophie Keen
Dr Tanya Schramm
AIDA (Aust Indigenous Doctors Association)
Dr Tanya Schramm

AMA State and Territory organisations

The AMA is a federation and doctors in local States and Territories play a key role in creating our policies.

State and Territory AMA's are dedicated to providing members with representation on a variety of medical issues, professional services and commercial benefits.

 Learn more from your local AMA