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 has been an Osteopath since 2010, a Director at Osteopathy Australia since 2014 and has been the President since Jan 2018. Clinically he is passionate about language, communication and the intersection of pain science and osteopathy, and has lectured on these subjects at RMIT as well as privately to health care practitioners and corporations. He co-owns and administers a multi-modal medical practice, the Neighbourhood Clinic, which integrates General Practice, Osteopathy, Psychology and Exercise Physiology. In his spare time, he coaches a mixed AFL team in Melbourne’s burgeoning inner-city football league and is a regular contributor to his local newspaper. 

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.

Dr Kelley Mumford

Director:
Dr Kelley Mumford (Osteopath)

B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), GradCert TerEdM.H.Sc.(Osteo.)

Kelley Has been an osteopath since 2003, graduating from Victoria University. Kelley founded a multidisciplinary practice in Melbournes northwest in 2008, and is the practice principal and director. Kelley has also worked over the last 6 years as an academic and professional across two universities offering osteopathic programs, and is passionate about research and clinical education.

Greg Hughes

Director:
Greg Hughes

Chief Operating Officer (Healthcare Imaging Services) at Healius Limited

Experienced senior executive and director with over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles across the health industry. Extensive skill set including business development, change management, technology development and implementation, operational excellence, human resource, procurement, stakeholder engagement and government relations.

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 before 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 an independent chair of the Psychology Course Advisory Board for Deakin University. She currently practises as a psychologist in the CBD of Melbourne.

Ian Locke

Director:
Ian Locke

M.B.A., M.Bus., PhD Student, Institute of Regional Development, University of Tasmania

Ian has diverse experience in the agribusiness sector, supply channels to major retailers and consumers in Australian and international markets. His roles include executive and non-executive positions with major businesses in Australia as well as advisory roles overseas. In addition to corporate governance skills and financial literacy, Ian has studied and delivered open innovation and collaborative strategies to ensure that consumer insights were aligned with continuous improvement to achieve a customer-focused "value-for-money" outcome. Brand development, supply chain metrics, event management, print media, value-add opportunities, education and corporate governance experience enables Ian to make positive contributions on both an industry and enterprise level.

Osteopathy Australia Partners

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

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