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MDASA was formed in 1899.

It is a doctor owned mutual non-profit organisation which provides a range of membership services and benefits to doctors and medical students across Australia.  It has worked with and supported the medical profession for over 120 years.
The Board of MDASA comprises eight members, five of whom are medical directors.  The medical directors are elected by the membership and are subject to re-election by rotation in accordance with the Constitution. The Constitution of MDASA requires the majority of the directors must be medical members of MDASA and that there must at all times be at least three non-medical directors who are appointed by the Board.
The non-medical representation on the MDASA Board ensures that we maintain an important broad blend of expertise given the corporate and membership related issues that the organisation must consider.

MDASA Board Members

  • Dr Andrew Pesce - Chairman

    Dr Pesce is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in public and private practice in Sydney and is a former Federal President of the AMA.
  • Ms Amanda Anderson - CEO and Managing Director

    Ms Anderson has close to 30 years’ experience in insurance, reinsurance, risk management, general business management and strategic planning with a specific emphasis on professional indemnity, general liability and medical malpractice insurance.
  • Ms Juliet Brown OAM - Director

    Ms Brown has significant experience in business and the law extending over various industries including insurance, health, transport and superannuation in both the public and private sectors.
  • Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus AM CSC - Director

    Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus is a General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist. She has over three decades of experience in public hospital, defence and veteran health and medical research. Her broad experience as a Director across defence, commercial and not-for-profit sectors has been recognised in her election as President of the South Australian and Northern Territory Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Dr Stephen Parnis - Director

    Dr Parnis is a Senior Specialist in Emergency Medicine in Melbourne and is active in providing advice on matters of medical practice and health policy. He is a Consultant Emergency Physician at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Werribee Mercy Hospital.
  • Mr Ian Stone - Director

    Mr Stone has extensive senior experience and expertise in the motor, home and health insurance industries in the private sector.
  • Professor Owen Ung - Director

    Professor Ung is a well‑known breast and endocrine surgeon in public, private and academic practice. He is a committed clinician, researcher and teacher, obtaining extensive administrative and management experience through various clinical leadership roles.
  • Professor Paul Worley - Director

    Prof Worley is a GP with extensive experience in public hospital, local and rural health and medical research. He is currently the Executive Director of Clinical Innovation at the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network and practices at the Southern Fleurieu Family Practice, Yankalilla, South Australia. He was the National Rural Health Commissioner for the Australian Government from 2017 to 2020 and the Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University from 2007 to 2017.

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