Awards and prizes

Gold Medal

This award recognises exceptional leadership and recent achievements and promotes the pursuance of excellence in the delivery of health services in Australia.

A nominee will be a member of the College and an outstanding leader who has made recent and exceptional contributions to the healthcare system. This leader will have a passion for excellence and demonstrate a tireless commitment to improving the system for the benefit of patients and those who work within it.

He/she values innovation and is committed to developing partnerships and collaborative relationships. These leaders are notable as role models for our next generation of leaders and embody the core health system values.

Congratulations to Prof Len Notaras AO FCHSM CHE, NT

winner of the 2023 Gold Medal Award

Congratulations to our 2023 Life Membership recipients

Dennis Campbell LMFCHSM CHE (Qld)

Dominic Dawson LMFCHSM CHE (NSW)

Rosemary Kennedy LMFCHSM CHE (ACT)

John Kirwan LMAFCHSM CHM (Vic/Tas)

Life Membership

Life membership to the College is an Award and honour that is bestowed by the Board after a Branch Council nomination. Any Branch may nominate one member each year to be considered for the award of Life Member.

The final decision is made by the Board of Directors and presentation is made to that member at the ACHSM Annual General Meeting. Retiree members are eligible for this award.

QUT | Duncan Palmer Memorial Prize

Awarded to the final-year student with the highest achievement in the units Health Service Management and Health Policy Planning and Evaluation.

Jack Richards Memorial Prize

Awarded to a second year student in the Bachelor of Health Science - Health Services Management who achieves the highest grade point average for the year.

Best free paper at State conference

Awarded to the member who is judged to have submitted the best paper. Not always awarded. Has to be of excellent standard. Money goes towards attendance at the next National Congress.

Honorary Fellowship

Nominees’ qualities include demonstration of the following:
Currently holding a key role in the health system and making a notable contribution to health services. This award provides recognition of this contribution. A nominee will have an outstanding reputation in the health system and will be supportive of the College and its objectives.
This year the following Honorary Fellowships have been bestowed upon:

Prof Christine Kilpatrick

Chief Executive, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and North Western Mental Health

Susan Pearce AM

NSW Secretary, NSW Health

Dr Diana Sarfati

Director-General and Chief Executive Manatū Hauora / Ministry of Health New Zealand

The ACHSM Fellowship Excellence Award for 2023 was awarded to A/Prof Jeremy Chin (NT)

Fellowship Australia

This is the highest level of membership within the College. It demonstrates an ongoing commitment to excellence in health service management. Fellowship is gained by meeting the requirements set by the Board. The College would like to welcome the following members as new fellows of the College for 2023.

Name State
Mrs Michelle Azizi NSW
Ms Joanne Bagnulo NSW
Ms Lisa Barnes NT
Dr Barbara Biki WA
Dr Suzanne Brady NT
Ms Melissa Brown NT
A/Prof Jeremy Chin NT
Mrs Renae Daniel NT
Mrs Genevieve Finey NT
Ms Michelle Foster NT
Mrs Linda Fraser Qld
Ms Sara-Ann Harn NT
Mrs Cheryl MacDonald NT
A/Prof Vera Meeusen Qld
Mr Tristan Melchiori Vic
Ms Alicia Michalanney WA
Ms Cassie Moore VIC
Dr Melanie Murray WA
Mr Benjamin Noteboom WA
Dr Hemanshu Patel NT
Mrs Trisha Power WA
Dr Andrew Rixon Qld
Dr Matthew Skinner WA
Mrs Hannah Teasdale Vic
Ms Catherine (Cate) Thomas WA
Mrs Maja van Bruggen NT
Mrs Minalli Vasandani Qld
Mr Royce Vermeulen WA

Certification

The following members have completed the certification program in 2023, having completed all requirements

NameBranch

Sanka Haputantirige AFCHSM CHM

NT

Richard Johnson FCHSM CHE

NT

Rachel Whiteley FCHSM CHE

WA

Neeraj Bedi AFCHSM CHM

INT

Melanie Wright AFCHSM CHM

WA

Student prizes

The Ian Brand Prize – for the best grade point average in a Masters Course in Health Management conducted throughout Australia. This year’s winner is:

  • Dr Jeremy Chin FCHSM CHE – Deakin University

The Anthony Suleau Prize – for the best grade point average in a Postgraduate diploma course in Health Management conducted throughout Australia. This year’s winner is:

  • Rene Mayo – Flinders University

The Grace Suleau Prize – for the best grade point average in an Undergraduate diploma course in health management conducted throughout Australia. This year’s winner is:

  • Sophia Broadribb – University of Western Sydney

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WORTHY WINNERS!

Need to know more?

For more information on awards and prizes, please email Alison McCann, National Programs Support Manager, or call (02) 8753 5111.

ACHSM Aotearoa (New Zealand)

NameState
Mr Jonathan HaggerAotearoa/NZ
Mrs Nivedita Sharma VijAotearoa/NZ
Mrs Michele ThomasAotearoa/NZ
Dr Jalal-Ud-Din MohammedAotearoa/NZ

International Fellows

Prefix First Name Last Name Country
Dr Mahmoud Rawan SAUDI ARABIA

Alternative pathway

Name

Branch

Dr Christine Clark

NZ

Dr Karen Clark-Burg

WA

Ms Margaret Martin

NSW

Dr Ben Butson

Qld

Prof James Smith

NT

A/Prof Michael Nicholl

NSW

RACMA Fellows

Name

Branch

Dr Sunil Adusumilli

NSW

Dr Sayanta Jana

WA

Dr David Pakchung

Qld

Dr Allan Pelkowitz

WA

Dr Alison Parr

WA

Dr Rex Pais Prabhu

Vic/Tas

Dr Junyi Shi

Vic/Tas
Dr Alison Turnock

Vic/Tas

Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives | Dual Fellowship

  • Dr HO Cheuk Man
  • Dr Wan Yue Ting Ophelia
  • Miss LI Yan
  • Ms Yu Quinais S
  • Ms FUNG Wing Yin, Kelly
  • Mr CHAN Siu On
  • Mr CHAN Yiu Lam, Sunny
  • Ms FUNG Wing Yin, Kelly
  • Ms LAM Po (Yvonne)
  • Mr PUN Kwong Lik
  • Dr YIP Ka Huen
  • Mr YIP Yuk Chiu (Jeffrey)

The Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives and the Australasian College of Health Services Management award the Dr Geoffrey Lieu and Dr David Briggs Award for Excellence in the 2023 Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives Fellowship Examinations to:

  • Dr HO Cheuk Man
  • Dr Wan Yue Ting Ophelia

Queensland awards & prizes

The President’s Award

Awarded to a member who has contributed in some significant way to the ACHSM and/or the broader health industry, including leadership; management; public, private, or non-government service delivery; research; academia; etc.

Griffith University | Sr Angela Mary Doyle academic award

Awarded to the student(s) who complete the requirements of the award of Master of Health Service Management at the Griffith University, with the highest Grade Point Average (GPA).

QUT | Duncan Palmer Memorial Prize

Awarded to the final-year student with the highest achievement in the units Health Service Management and Health Policy Planning and Evaluation. 2022 Recipient: Dr Marlow Coates

QUT | Jack Richards Memorial Prize

Awarded to a second year student in the Bachelor of Health Science - Health Services Management who achieves the highest grade point average for the year. 2022 Recipient: Mr Casey Lewis

Meritorious Professional Service Award

The purpose of the Meritorious Professional Service Award is to identify and recognise individuals that have made significant professional and service contribution to health and social care organisations and systems in Queensland. Most probably these contributions would have been made over a number of years and possibly in several different roles and professional functions.

It is envisaged that awards will be made to members of the College but Queensland Branch Council could also make awards to professionals who are not members of the College.

2022 Recipient: Kate Copeland AM

NSW Branch Leadership Recognition Awards 2023-24

Congratulations to the 2023-24 ACHSM NSW Branch Leadership Recognition Award Recipients

The ACHSM Health Management and Leadership Competency Framework identifies Risk Management and Clinical Governance as an action competency relevant to the direct work of health managers and leaders.

On 3 Apr 2024 at the offices of Deloitte Sydney, the ACHSM NSW Branch along with speakers, Dr Cathy Balding, FCHSM GAICD, Director of Qualityworks and Dr Karen Luxford, FCHSM CHE, Group CEO, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) & ACHS International took the opportunity to celebrate 23 health managers and leaders across NSW who every day play important roles in shaping the risk and safety culture of their team and/or organisation.

Congratulations to all the award recipients.

Victoria awards and prizes

Claude Frencham award

For Outstanding Contribution to the College

Mr Claude Frencham was a foundation member of the College and contributed significantly to its early growth. He died on 24 August 1967 and following a State Council decision, a Claude Frencham Memorial oration was delivered by the State President, Mr A J Cunningham at the Annual General Meeting of the Branch held on 31 May 1968. Subsequently, supported by a donation from Mr Frencham’s widow, the Claude Frencham Memorial Fund was established.
The Award is made to member below the level of Fellow who has demonstrated by their ability, enthusiasm and achievement that they have contributed significantly towards the aims of the State Branch. The Award would is generally in the nature of a book or books suitably inscribed.

The first award was made at the Annual General Meeting in June 1977. Congratulations goes to 2016 winner, Demos Krouskos.