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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.





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.


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.

Kate has just compelted a 2-year term as President over 2016 and 2017.


Dr Georgia Ellis (Osteopath)
B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo.)

Georgia is originally from Melbourne and has been a practicing Osteopath in Perth since graduating in 2010. She works in an osteopathic clinic in Perth and runs a rural satellite clinic in the Western Australian wheatbelt. She is passionate about osteopaths being accessible Australia wide. 



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.



 Dr Michelle Funder (Osteopath)

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

Michelle is an Osteopath and Clinical Pilates teacher based in Melbourne. She, along with her business partners, run three multidisciplinary, osteopathic centric clinics in the Melbourne region. Michelle works clinically with many athletes especially within the rowing community, having completed a Masters in Schoolgirl rowing injuries. Career highlights include working with Serena Williams during her 2013 and 2015 Australian Open Campaigns.


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".





CEO & Company Secretary:


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.









Latest news

2018 Budget Update

Another year, another budget, another set of broad commitments by the government without a lot of specific benefit for allied health practitioners. On first analysis, there is little that is likely to address out-of-pocket costs and limited access to allied health services for those without the capacity to fund their own care. The following is a snapshot of some budget items that may impact you, your patients, your business or the broader health system.


The Board of Osteopathy Australia hereby advise that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has consented to the resignation of the current auditor of Osteopathy Australia, River Rd Audit (formerly trading as YCG). Osteopathy Australia has received the formal resignation letter, dated 4 May 2018.