NZOA Council Profile

NZOA Structure

An annually elected President governs the NZOA together with a Council comprising elected members who hold office for up to four years. The NZOA employs a Chief Executive and has its national office in Wellington. Our list of office bearers for 2020/2021 are shown below.
Mr Peter Devane
Past President
Mr Peter Robertson
First President Elect
Mr John McKie
Second President Elect
Mr Haemish Crawford
Honorary Secretary
Mr Andrew Graydon
Honorary Treasurer
Mr Angus Wickham
Elected Councillors
Mr Richard Peterson
Mr Stephen McChesney
Dr Margy Pohl
Rural Surgeons Representative
Mr Andrew Meighan
Ngā Rata Kōiwi
Mr John Mutu-Grigg


Co-opted Members

Education Committee Chair
Mr Tim Gregg
Editorial Secretary
Mr Gary Hooper
Chairman CPD and Standards Committee
Mr Edward Yee
Orthopaedic Representative - RACS
Mr Greg Witherow
Orthopaedic Surgeon on the NZ Artificial Limb Services Board
Associate Professor Alan Thurston
Chief Executive
Andrea Pettett

Dates for NZOA Council Meetings 2020

6 March Face to Face, Wellington
20 May Via Zoom
31 July Fact to Face, Wellington
18 October Face to Face, Wellington
4 December Face to Face, Wellington