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The Board

Our Board is a mix of osteopaths and other skills appointed Directors. The Board will always consist of a majority of five (5) member elected Directors (osteopaths); and no less than two (2) and no more than four (4) Board appointed, skill based Directors. To ensure jurisdictional diversity; at all times at least one (1) member elected Director on the Board shall have his or her primary practice and/or reside in any one of the following jurisdictions Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania or Western Australia.  

Osteopathy Australia will strive to ensure that our Board reflects the gender, cultural and clinical mix of our profession.



Katherine Locke Director


Dr Katherine Locke  (Osteopath)

B.App.Sc(Human Movement), B.App.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo.), Grad.Cert (Neonatal & Infant Paed Man Thrpy)

Kate graduated from Victoria University in 2006 and started her Osteopathic career in Hobart. In 2015, she moved to Melbourne and has been working at Middlepark Osteopathic Clinic in St Kilda West. Kate is a clinical educator and was elected as the Osteopathy Australia president in 2016.

 Bill Adamson

Dr Bill Adamson (Osteopath)
B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo.) CertFit (Pilates and PT)

Bill Adamson is a Melbourne based osteopath. He works closely with other medical practitioners and has experience working with other young leaders in the Allied Health field. Bill also volunteers on the Osteopathy Australia Public Relations Committee and in 2015, he completed the Victoria's Health Sector Leadership Program.

Ian Locke

Ian Locke
M.B.A., M.Bus., GAICD, PhD Student

Ian has diverse experience in the agribusiness sector within Australian and international markets that equips him with governance and financial literacy skills. His roles include executive and non-executive positions with major businesses in across the globe. Ian has delivered innovative and collaborative strategies to ensure consumer insights are aligned with business outcomes that achieve customer  "value-for-money".

 Yi-Lee Phang

Dr Yi-Lee Phang
MBBS, LLB, GradCertMedAcup, MOccEnvHlth, FRACGP, GAICD

Yi-Lee Phang is the Principal GP at Essendon Fields Medical Centre. He has interests in occupational health, clinical governance and medical education.  He was exposed to osteopathy in Rowville while working alongside an osteopath. Yi-Lee also supervises GP Registrars and Medical Students from Monash University.

 Anna Fletcher

Anna Fletcher
RN, B.H.A., M.H.P., F.A.I.C.D

Anna is a consultant in Health Management and Quality, with frequent work as an Accreditation Surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. She has a background in nursing and has taken on varied clinical roles in hospitals and community health, and in health policy and senior management over many years.

Andrew Forbes


Dr Andrew Forbes (Osteopath)
M.Ost, B.Sc.(MarineSc)

Andrew has been a practising osteopath for 20 years. Previously, he worked in the insurance and financial markets in London and Tokyo for 13 years. He divides his time between his private multidisciplinary practice, board work for a regional mutual bank, marketing for a small cooperative of Wagyu breeders, and community volunteer activities in NSW Southern Highlands. 

 Elissa-Kate McAninly

Dr Elissa-Kate McAninly (Osteopath)

B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), B.Sc.(BiomedSc)M.H.Sc.(Osteo.)

Elissa-Kate graduated in 2010 from Victoria University and has 5 years clinical experience working in private practice in Hobart that is considered regional practice. She enjoys engaging the entire osteopathic community and enhancing our reputation with other allied health professionals and the medical profession. She is also a current member of the board for Sports Medicine Australia-Tasmanian Branch.

 Jacqui Towns

Dr Jaquelyn Towns (Osteopath)
B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo.), MPublicHlth

After graduating in 1998 from Victoria University, Jacquelyn worked as an osteopath in a variety of clinical settings. A move to Cairns in 2011, led to undertaking a Master of Public Health at James Cook University. She worked with North Queensland Medicare Local as their Regional Coordinator of Health Services. Returning to Melbourne in 2016, Jacquelyn is now the Practice Manager for Teachers Health Fund Richmond.

CEO & Company Secretary:
 Antony Nicholas


Antony Nicholas
B.App.Sc.(Multi), P.Grad.Dip.Nat.Res,

Antony studied Biological Sciences at Curtin University of Technology in WA, with further post graduate studies in Education and in Natural Resource Management. Antony has a diverse career background in health, health promotion, consumer rights, education and dispute resolution, mainly within the not-for-profit sector.

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