AMPCo Board Director

Text of call for expressions of interest from AMA members for appointment to AMPCo Board


Call for Expressions of Interest

Appointment as an AMA member director of AMPCo Pty Limited

Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty Limited (AMPCo) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian Medical Association Limited (AMA). It publishes the Medical Journal of Australia and manages digital businesses including the Medical Directory of Australia and doctorportal.

The Constitution of AMPCo provides for a board of up to five directors with an independent chair, at least one other independent director, and two directors who are AMA members. The directors are appointed by the board of AMA against skills criteria that meet the needs of the company.

Dr. Steve Hambleton, a long-serving AMA member on the AMPCo board, steps down mid-year by rotation and the AMA board is now seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified AMA members for consideration for appointment.

The skills criteria for appointment include:

  • Experience as a director of a commercial entity and/or qualification as GAICD
  • Understanding of risk management and corporate governance
  • Experience in/understanding of digital businesses
  • Experience in/understanding of publishing in the context of a peer-reviewed medical journal of a member association
  • Alignment with the AMA’s vision and values.

The AMA board encourages expressions of interest from members who reflect the diversity of the AMA membership.

Appointment will be for an initial period of two years, with the potential for a further appointment. A small fee is paid to the director.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the Secretary General, Anne Trimmer, by email at by close of business on Friday 27 April 2018. Queries can be made by phone on 02 6270 5460 or by email.