Lawrence Bott

Lawrie Bott graduated form the University of Sydney and Trained as a General Pathologist obtaining Fellowship in 1989. He worked as a General Pathologist in private practice in NSW, country Victoria and Tasmania. He joined Barratt & Smith Pathology in 1990 and was made CEO in 1995. In 2000, he became CEO at Southern IML Pathology, Woolongong. In 2006 he moved to Tasmania as CEO of Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd covering Hobart, Launceston and North West Pathology. As well as General Pathologist and CEO of Southern IML Pathology, Lawrie has also been Chief Medical Officer for Sonic Healthcare, Australian pathology since 2017. College roles  include: Member, Deputy Chair and Chair of PPAC 2004-2013 and Chair BPPQ 2013-2018; NSW State Councillor 2005-2007; Councillor for Tasmania 2011-2013 and Chair BPPQ 2013-2018; NSW State Councillor 2005-2007; Councillor for Tasmania 2001-2013; Honorary Secretary 2000-2004 and Chair Pathology Update Overseeing Committee 2001-2004. He was a long-term Director of RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Pty Ltd 2000-2018 and has served on many additional College committees, particularly those related to Informatics and e-Health. He has also been a representative on many external organisations and holds a RCPA Meritorious Service Award received in 2013.

Debra Graves

Debra graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Queensland in 1984. In 1991 she was awarded the Degree of Master in Health Administration in the University of NSW. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives.

From 1985 to 1992 she was on the Medical Staff of the Repatriation General Hospital (Greenslopes Hospital), Queensland where she was an intern, resident medical officer and then Director of Quality Assurance.

In 1992 she moved to the Western Hospital in Victoria. Until 1994 she was Deputy Medical Director when she was appointed as Medical Director. She was Chief Executive Officer in 1995 while also remaining as Medical Director following re-organisation of the Victorian Public Hospital System. She then became Clinical Services Manager of the Western Health Care Network at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She was also involved in the tendering process for the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory.

In 1997 Debra was appointed Director, Medical Services, Medical Benefits Fund of Australia, Hospital Division in Sydney.

Debra was appointed as the first CEO of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in February 1999.

Helen Freeborn

Dr Helen Freeborn has completed specialist training with the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).   She has worked as a clinical advisor for NSW eHealth and in the Medical Administration team at Royal North Shore Hospital. She holds a Master’s in Public Health and, before entering into a career in Medical Administration, she worked as an advisor to a number of politicians and as a surgical registrar. She is also a board member of the Medical Benevolent Association of NSW.

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