Our 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, skills-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 strives to ensure that our Board reflects the gender, cultural and clinical mix of our profession.

Dr Bill Adamson

President
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 Victorian Health Sector Leadership Program.

Dr Georgia Ellis

Director:
Dr Georgia Ellis (Osteopath)

B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo.)

Georgia is originally from Melbourne and since graduating in 2010, has been practicing as an osteopath in Perth. Georgia also runs a rural satellite clinic in the Western Australian wheatbelt and is passionate about osteopaths being accessible Australia-wide.

Dr Andrew Forbes

Director:
Dr Andrew Forbes (Osteopath)

B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo.) CertFit (Pilates and PT)

Andrew has been a practising osteopath for 20 years, and also worked in the London and Tokyo insurance and financial markets 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 the NSW Southern Highlands.

Dr Michelle Funder

Director:
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. Along with her business partners, she runs three multidisciplinary, osteopathic-centric clinics in the Melbourne region. Having completed a Masters in Schoolgirl rowing injuries, Michelle works clinically with many athletes, especially within the rowing community. Michelle's career highlights include working with Serena Williams during her 2013 and 2015 Australian Open campaigns.

 Ian Locke

Director:
Ian Locke

M.B.A., M.Bus., GAICD, PhD Student

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

Kaye Frankcom

Director:
Kaye Frankcom

GAICD, B.A, B.S.W, Grad Dip. Counselling. Psych., Master Clinical Psychology, Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)

Kaye is a highly accomplished businesswoman, and leader in the health sector. She is an endorsed clinical and counselling psychologist, consultant and independent examiner to the (compensation) insurance industry, in-demand speaker and trainer and has held national roles in psychology regulation and professional standards. She operated a successful group psychology practice in Williamstown, Victoria for 17 years. She was appointed to the first Psychology Board of Australia, and prior to that was the President of the Psychologist Board of Victoria. She is a member of the Clinical Council Melbourne Primary Health Network and chairs their Expert Mental Health Advisory Committee, is a NED on the Board of Relationships Australia and independent chair of the Psychology Course Advisory Board for Deakin University. She currently practices as a psychologist in the CBD of Melbourne.

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

AHPA
Wentworth Advantage
Health Workforce Australia
SA Worksafe
MAC SA
FlexEze
VIVOBAREFOOT
Medicare
Physitrack
MAIB
Kymdan
Insurance Commission of WA
NT Worksafe
Guild Insurance
Better Pain Management
DVA
NSW Workcover
OBA
RMIT University
Associations Forum
Red Cross Australia
ESSA
Worksafe ACT
Arthritis Australia
MAIC QLD
Member Advantage
Pain Australia
HICAPS
AOAC
NSW SIRA
National Rural Health Alliance
AHPRA
QLD Worksafe
Workcover WA
OIA
Brooks Shoes
SCU
Victoria University
TAC VIC
TAS Workcover
VIC Worksafe