College leadership team

Our leadership team sets the tone and direction for the College, under the guidelines of Te Rautaki our Statement of Strategic Intent.

Meet our people

Toby CE

Toby  Beaglehole

Chief Executive

Toby joined the College as Chief Executive in June 2024.

Toby has extensive executive and governance experience having held the role of Chief Executive with NZ Oil Services Ltd, Connexis (the infrastructure training organisation), the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), and the Work Based Learning subsidiary of Te Pūkenga.  

He is on the Boards of Construction Health & Safety NZ and the Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum.

In his most recent position as Chief Executive of Work Based Learning at Te Pūkenga, Toby successfully led the migration of the leaders, systems, cultures, and training activities of nine individual Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), into a single subsidiary, while focusing on the seamless continuity of education and support by the 1,500 kaimahi (staff members) for the 130,000 akonga (learners) within these ITOs.

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Luke Bradford

Dr  Luke  Bradford

Medical Director

Dr Bradford is a Tauranga-based GP working at 5th Avenue Family Practice and became a partner at the practice in 2013.

He trained in Southampton in the UK and moved to New Zealand in 2008. Initially working in emergency medicine, Dr Bradford left the hospital system and travelled via urgent care to Hauora medicine, a Māori philosophy of health, where he worked at Ngati Kahu Hauora in Tauranga and was the GP for Matakana Island.

A desire to help shape service delivery for patients and work with partners to better inform them of the value and excellence of general practice led Dr Bradford into governance roles and representative groups.

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Victoria Harrison, Head of Learning

Victoria  Harrison

Head of Learning

Learning is committed to providing world class education to the next, and future, generations of General Practitioners and Rural Hospital Medicine doctors.

The team work across the College and the sector to establish the systems and relationships our trainees need for success.

My entire working life has been spent in health care. The commitment I made as a junior nurse to keep the patient at the centre of my care is still reflected in my leadership values today. I, and my team, are committed to providing the best learning solutions to college trainees, in order to ensure future New Zealanders receive the highest standards of quality care.

I am privileged to lead this team and we are working together to establish our training programmes as world leading examples of how to develop doctors that are both equipped with the technical skills and knowledge to provide excellence in primary care but who possess the tools to flourish in our diverse and ever-changing communities.

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Rachael Dippie

Rachael  Dippie

Head of Membership Services

Our members are at the heart of everything that we do within the Membership Services team.

We support our specialist GP and rural hospital doctor registrars and Fellows throughout their membership journey with the College to ensure that they can provide the best healthcare to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

We do this through supporting their continuing professional development; providing quality programmes that set the standard for general practice certification and accreditation; we facilitate educational and collegial events; we promote the roles of specialist GP and rural hospital doctors; we inform; we conduct research to understand current issues; and we advocate on behalf of our members to government and other agencies to ensure continual health outcome and inequity improvements.

With an extensive background in marketing and engagement, I’m passionate about understanding customers’ needs, wants and the bigger picture that we’re operating in to help inform our workplan and provide the best service levels to our members to support their important mahi.

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Julie McDonald

Julie  McDonald

Tumuaki Māori | Head of Equity

Ngā mihi maioha! Ko Ngāi Tahu te iwi. Ko Ngāti Wheke te hapū. Ko Te Rāpaki o Te Rakiwhakaputa te marae. Ko Julie McDonald tōku ingoa.

I lead the Equity team which is kaupapa-driven to increase the number of Māori and Pasifika fellows, to ensure the GP workforce is pro-equity and Te Tiriti compliant, and to advocate for and influence equitable health outcomes for Māori and Pasifika.

I am very excited to be part of this team. My previous mahi has involved initial teacher education and managing the reo Māori certificate at the Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga, and teaching for many years at Wellington High School. Before this I worked as a litigation lawyer, which included the privilege of being involved in the Top of the South | Te Tau Ihu Tribunal process.

Hei konā mai.

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David Wyles Jones

David  Wyles-Jones

Head of Corporate Services

I lead the Corporate Services group at the College.

During my career I have worked in no less than 18 countries and in a variety of senior management and leadership positions including roles in primary and secondary health organisations, and in the disability and ambulatory sectors. I have also held senior positions with Lockheed Martin, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Fujitsu IT, Marriott International and the NZDF where I held the appointment of Assistant Director Corporate Support for the RNZAF.

I have placed a significant amount of spare time in to volunteering and in community roles e.g., Justice of the Peace, a volunteer senior fire fighter and outdoor mountain leader instructor. I am also an avid learner, now possessing an MBA (Gloucester, UK) and Masters of Strategic Management and Leadership, Post Graduate Diplomas in Business Admin (HR & Comms); Environmental Management and one in Strategic Leadership; a Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Governance and Public Sector Management, and two first degrees - BA (Humanities), BSc (Economics and Health Sc.) together with two qualifications in adult education and training.

As a Chartered Member of the HR Institute of NZ, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Company Secretary), and a Fellow of Governance NZ it is a privilege to lead the Corporate Services team and I am confident my time with the College will be rewarding in many ways.

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