WONCA Executive 2013-1016

New WONCA executive (Standing from l to r): Inez Padula (Iberoamerica); Job Metsemakers (Europe); JK Lee (Asia Pacific); Luisa Pettigrew (Member-at Large); Pratap Prasad (South Asia); Matie Obazee (Africa); Mohammed Tarawneh (East Mediterranean); Karen Flegg (Member-at Large); Donald Li (Member-at Large); Ruth Wilson (North America)
(Sitting from l to r): Richard Roberts (Immediate Past President); Michael Kidd (President); Amanda Howe (President-Elect); Garth Manning (CEO)


WONCA World Council of representative of member organizations from around the world, met in Prague, on Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Monday 24 June. At the meeting, the new executive of WONCA for the 2013-2016 triennium was finalised. Professor Amanda Howe, of the United Kingdom will be the new President Elect to support Professor Michael Kidd, the new WONCA President.

Also elected at the Council meeting were three members–at-large. Each WONCA region also has a new President and these leaders were ratified as they had already been decided at regional meetings.

The new elected WONCA Executive will be:
Prof Michael Kidd (Australia) - President
Prof Amanda Howe (UK)  - President-elect
Prof Richard Roberts (USA) - Immediate Past President
Dr Matie Obazee (Nigeria) - Africa Region President
Prof J K Lee (South Korea) - Asia Pacific Region Region President
Dr Mohammed Tarawneh (Jordan) - East Mediterranean Region President
Prof Job FM Metsemakers (Netherlands) - Europe Region President
Prof Maria Inez Padula (Brazil) - Iberoamerica Region President
Prof Ruth Wilson (Canada) - North America Region President
Prof Pratap N Prasad (Nepal) - South Asia Region President
Dr Karen Flegg (Australia) - Member at large
Dr Donald Li (Hong Kong) - Member at large
Dr Luisa Pettigrew (UK) - Member at large

Read profiles of new Executive members

The WONCA council took the exciting step of also agreeing to the additional of an executive member to represent the interests of new and young doctors. This member is yet to be appointed.