The Board ensures the College maintains a steady direction in line with our vision, and stays positioned to our core mission and purpose.

About the College's board

The College Board is composed of seven members:

  • Elected President
  • Three elected College Fellows
  • Representative from Te Akoranga a Māui (the Māori Faculty)
  • Two other members appointed by the Board

View the Board minutes (member log-in required)

Dr Tim Malloy

With roots firmly planted in rural practice, the College President brings his experience as a former Rural Chapter Chair  and current GP teacher. The Northland GP was instrumental in establishing the ‘Centre of Excellence for Rural Primary Care - Te Whariki Teitei’, an educational unit produced in collaboration with Waitemata DHB. 

Dr Malloy was re-elected for a second term as President in July 2016.

Dr Lauren McGifford

Dr McGifford is a working GP, and has been Canterbury's lead Medical Educator since 2011. 

Dr McGifford was elected to the Board in 2015.

Dr Mark Peterson

Dr Peterson is a GP in the traditional sense of the word. A doctor at the same Napier practice since 1984, he’s a partner and director of Taradale Medical Centre and Chief Medical Officer Primary Care of the Hawkes Bay DHB. 

Dr Peterson was appointed to the Board in 2015. 

Dr Apisalome (Api) Talemaitoga

Dr Talemaitoga has 28 years’ experience in medicine in both New Zealand and Fiji including 15 years as a GP; now he works in Christchurch and South Auckland. 

Additionally, Dr Talemaitoga is Clinical Lead for the Rheumatic Fever Rapid Response Prevention Programme at Alliance Health Plus PHO. He also holds Diplomas in Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and in July 2014 he became the inaugural Chair of the Pasifika GP Network.

Dr Talemaitoga was elected to the Board in July 2014.

Dr Sue Crengle 

Te Akoranga a Māui representative, Dr Crengle belongs to Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe and Kāi Tahu iwi. Her portfolio of qualifications include: undergraduate medical, Masters and PhD degrees and qualifications in general practice and public health medicine. Now she works part-time in practice and undertakes research for the sector including health services research, inequities in health, and youth health. 

Dr Crengle was appointed to the Board in February 2015.

Jo Scott-Jones

Jo is a GP, medical educator and examiner. Based in Hamilton and Opotiki, Jo is a dual Fellow of the College and a Fellow of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine.  He is a representative on the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice.  He is also a Trustee of the College’s Research and Education Charitable Trust, the chair of Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand and Medical Director of Pinnacle Midlands Health Network.

Dr Scott-Jones was elected to the Board in July 2016.

Anita Mazzoleni 

Anita is one of the College’s independent board members. As a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, Ms Mazzoleni brings substantial financial, regulatory and governance advice to the Board. 
She is currently a member of the ACC Board and Chair of the ACC Audit & Risk Committee. She is also Chair of the Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara companies and a former Director of Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei companies. 

Ms Mazzoleni was appointed to the Board and Chair of the College’s Audit & Risk Committee in September 2016.