Our Staff

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 Curtin University of Technology in WA, with further post graduate 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. Prior to this, Simone helped manage a family business for a number of 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

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 a number of system and training implementation projects with a diverse range of clients including the Department of Defence, University of New England and Coles. Peter is currently managing several initiatives, including the eLearning project implementation, to make Osteopathy Australia an education provider of choice.

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 tandemn with the CEO and Deputy CEO, Peter forms an integral part of the organisation's policy team. 

Alison Hamill
Information & Membership Officer

Alison practiced as a Speech Pathologist in New Zealand before migrating to Australia. After learning her professional qualifications were not recognized here, Alison embarked on a career in client relation 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.

Ruben Mackellar

Ruben has led an exciting and thrilling career within the communications realm. Graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration at Macquarie University, Ruben has had the opportunity to work with GoPro, Siemens, Fitness First, Danone, Seven West Media (Channel 7) and Channel 10. Ruben’s traction within these companies, particularly within Social Media and Public Relations, has helped him explore a new "field of focus" that has transcended his skill-set into the healthcare space and more importantly, Osteopathy.

Osteopathy Australia Partners

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

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