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Osteopathy Australia employs a range of skilled and experienced staff to manage the organisation, service the members, develop better policies and lobby government for better access and funding of osteopathic healthcare. The small but dedicated staff team works hard to promote and progress osteopathy.

Antony Nicholas
Chief Executive & Company Secretary

Antony is a board director on Allied Health Professions Australia (a peak alliance of allied health professions in Australia) and The International Osteopathic Alliance (a peak, international osteopathic association).  Antony studied Biological Sciences at the Curtin University of Technology in WA, with further postgraduate studies in Education and Natural Resource Management. Antony has a diverse career background in health, health promotion, health-consumer rights, education and dispute resolution, mainly within the not-for-profit sector.

Nicholas Bradshaw
Deputy CEO

Nick holds a B.A (Hons) in Political Science (Canterbury, NZ) and a Master of Business Administration (UNE).  Much of Nick’s career has been spent in the health sector including medical college, state government and standards development. In these roles, he has developed his skills in policy analysis, project management and general management. In his spare time, he is a volunteer Secretary of a suburban cricket club.

Simone Rota
Membership Officer

Simone has enjoyed the last 13 years working in membership, database administration and marketing roles in the not-for-profit sector. She undertook further studies during this time, gaining a Cert IV in IT and Database Administration. Before this, Simone helped manage a family business for several years, after migrating from Africa. She's committed to continuing to contribute to enhancing members’ experience at Osteopathy Australia, supporting them and their profession.

Peter Tzanis
Learning and Development

Peter has worked for over a decade at all levels of the education industry as a teacher, department head and consultant. Peter studied secondary education at the University of New South Wales and is experienced in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context. Peter has also worked on several system and training implementation projects with a diverse range of clients including the Department of Defence, University of New England, and Coles. Peter is the primary contact at Osteopathy Australia for CPD and is the project manager and lead instructional designer for the recently launched eLearning and mentoring educational platforms.

Julia Gilchrist

Julia is an accomplished writer, internal communicator and people & culture relationship builder - and knows what gets people engaged. Julia has a BA Writing and Contemporary Cultures (Hons. Social Inquiry) from UTS and 15+ years communications experience in government, non-profit, peak body and commercial in Sydney and Canberra. Julia's delivered internal/external knowledge intranets to large teams in Australia/NZ and internal/change communications for corporate transformation and employee/stakeholder engagement projects in the health, disability and medical sectors. Julia brings a warm, interpersonal style and irrepressible optimism to Osteopathy Australia! Catch her on our socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn) or by direct email at comms@osteopathy.org.au.

Leng Warwar

Leng has over 15 years’ experience in customer, membership services and management, in a diverse range of organisations including the NRMA, private health funds, telecommunications and hospitality, and has qualifications in management and leadership. In her previous role, Leng managed the daily operations of a contact centre and implemented innovative processes to ensure the seamless functioning of the organisation’s policies.

Peter Lalli
Senior Policy Officer - Clinical Excellence

Peter brings over 10 years of experience in policy development, social and health care policy evaluation, as well as quality improvement from advisory and project leadership roles in local, state and federal government, charitable and non-for-profit sectors. Peter holds graduate and post graduate qualifications in social and political sciences. Committed to advancing the clinical practice of osteopaths, Peter leads Osteopathy Australia's clinical governance and associated policy initiatives in consultation with members, advisory committees and external stakeholders. In tandem with the CEO and Deputy CEO, Peter forms an integral part of the organisation's policy team. 


Alison Hamill
Information & Membership Officer

Alison practised as a Speech Pathologist in New Zealand before migrating to Australia. After learning her professional qualifications were not recognised here, Alison embarked on a career in client relationship management and administration and draws on many years’ experience in the professional association, not-for-profit and health sectors, to facilitate high-quality support for our members and the public.

Osteopathy Australia Partners

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

NSW Workcover
Health Workforce Australia
Associations Forum
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
Worksafe ACT
TAS Workcover
NT Worksafe
Victoria University
Member Advantage
Wentworth Advantage
SA Worksafe
Brooks Shoes
VIC Worksafe
Workcover WA
OPC Health
Guild Insurance
National Rural Health Alliance
Insurance Commission of WA
QLD Worksafe
RMIT University
Better Pain Management
Arthritis Australia
Pain Australia