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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 here. The current membership of the Board of Neurosurgery is as follows:

Mark Davies                         Chair (expires 8/7/2022)
Amal Abou-Hamden            Elected member (expires 01/12/2023)
Kate Drummond
                 Elected member (expires 30/06/2023)             
Mitchell Hansen                   Elected member (expires 04/03/2022)
Benjamin Ho                        Elected member (expires 31/12/2021) - Trainee Representative
Simon John                           Elected member (expires 01/12/2023)
Leon Lai                                 Elected member (expires 16/05/2022) – Younger Fellow Representative
Sharon Lee                            Elected member (expires 04/03/2022)
Sarah Olson                          Elected member (expires 23/03/2023) 
Nick Vrodos                          Elected member (expires 25/11/2022)
Teresa Withers                    Elected member (expires 30/06/2023)
Glenn McCulloch                 Ex-officio, Chair of the Examinations Committee
Mark Dexter                         Ex-officio, RACS Specialty Councillor
Rodney Allan                        Ex-officio, NSA President
Stephen Honeybul              Ex-officio, Chair of the Examinations Committee


    All correspondence must be directed to:

    Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
    PO Box 23337
    Melbourne Victoria 8012
    Fax +61 3 9642 5611
    Email: [email protected]