GPRA leadership team

GPRA is the voice for GP trainees in the GP sector. We are the only independent organisation protecting the rights of GP trainees

As the peak national representative body for the next generation of general practitioners in Australia, we advocate for our members in both the general practice sector and with the government on issues that matter to GP trainees.

General Practice Registrars Australia Ltd. is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

GPRA board members

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Dr Karyn Matterson
President

Dr Karyn Matterson is employed by the Australian Defence Force, a veteran of almost eleven years…

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Mrs Nicki Herriot
Chair

Nicki is an experienced non-executive Director, being a graduate of the AICD. Whilst in the Northern Territory she was a non-executive Director for Northern Territory General Practice Education …

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Mr Xander Alpherts
Director

Xander is a partner at Deloitte specialising in mergers and acquisitions. Xander leads the healthcare M&A team at Deloitte and has a personal and professional interest in the sector…

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Dr Erin O'Donnell-Taylor
Director

Dr Erin O’Donnell-Taylor is a recently Fellowed GP that works clinically in Perth, WA. She has had an active role advocating for the rights of GP registrars throughout her training…

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Dr Kate McCabe-Simon
Director

Dr Kate McCabe-Simon is a GP Registrar with Eastern Victoria GP Training and working as a registrar medical educator in 2022...

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Dr Siobhan Hensey
Director

Siobhan Hensey is a GP, and works for the Flinders University Medical Program (Darwin) in an academic/clinical educator role, based on Larrakia Country in Darwin in the Northern Territory

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Dr Antony Bolton
Director – Immediate Past President

Antony completed GP training in early 2020 and practises in Sydney’s South. Prior to this, he was a registrar in emergency medicine in both Australia and his native UK…

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Mr Mark Grey
Director

Mr Mark Grey has 25 years of experience as a chief executive officer and company director...

GPRA executive leadership

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Jo-anne Chapman
Chief Executive Officer

Jo-anne is responsible for the overall working of the organisation and works closely with the GPRA Board, key stakeholders and government…

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Professor Michael Kidd AM
GPRA network patron

Professor Michael Kidd AM is a past president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and is currently Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health, Australia…

Committees, governing, and management

Regular meetings of the Board, the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and the Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARM) Committee ensure that the Board is fully informed and best able to give direction to management.

The GPRA Advisory Council reports to the Board
GPRA is governed by a constitution