The College is built from six components: the Board, National Advisory Council, Senior Management Team, Educational Advisory Group, national chapters and local faculty boards.

The Board

A culturally diverse Board governs the College; elected Board members are general practitioners, supported by independent directors. The seven Board members include:

  •  An elected President
  •  Three elected College Fellows
  •  A representative from Te Akoranga a Māui 
  •  Up to two members appointed by the Board, who need not be members of the College

Meet the Board

The National Advisory Council

The Council is the listening post for all College members and relays critical viewpoints from their local Faculty or Chapter regarding policy issues, priorities for policy work and other opinions from around New Zealand to the Board. The Council comprises of one member from every Faculty and Chapter all over New Zealand.

Meet the National Advisory Council

Senior Management Team

The senior management team leads College staff to achieve our strategic aims of:

  •  Growing the GP workforce
  •  Setting quality standards for practices
  •  Representing our members
  •  Contributing to equitable health care for all New Zealanders

Meet the Senior Management Team


The Education Advisory Group

The EAG provides our Board, chief executive and management team with expert advice for our education and training programmes, including GPEP for registrars, Fellowship Assessment standards, and continuing professional development for Fellows.

Meet the EAG

College Rules

The College Rules set out who may become a member of the College, and members’ rights, duties and privileges. It also describes the College’s charitable purpose and how College will be governed.

The Rules were updated by a member vote at the College Annual General Meeting on 27 July 2019. 

College rules 2019.


Minutes from the College Board and the National Advisory Council meetings are summarised.

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