Associate Professor Heather Mack, former President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), has announced the launch of a new College Scholarship – the Heather G Mack Scholarship for Women. Reflecting A/Prof Mack’s own achievements in enhancing governance of the College, the annual Scholarship will provide AU$4000 to one woman per year to undertake further governance and leadership education.
“I hope this fellowship will encourage and enable more women to step into leadership roles within the college,” A/Prof Mack said at a video released at the meeting of the College, held via Zoom on 10 October 2020.
The meeting marked the end of A/Prof Mack’s term as President of the College and the official commencement of Professor Nitin Verma’s role as President, who signalled his intentions for his Presidency with a focus on collaboration, leadership and remaining agile for the rapidly changing “new normal”.
the new Sustainability Charter… seeks to ensure the ongoing sustainability and relevance of ophthalmology, improvements in eye health, and the College itself in a changing world
A video from outgoing President A/Prof Heather Mack was released.
Additionally, the meeting approved the College’s 2021-2023 Strategic Plan and its first-ever Sustainability Charter.
Both these documents, approved at a Zoom meeting on 10 October, plus the annual report are available on the RANZCO website.
The Strategic Plan reinforces the College’s vision, mission and values, and sets deliverable operational objectives across the areas of education, membership and advocacy.
Underlying the plan is the new Sustainability Charter which seeks to ensure the ongoing sustainability and relevance of ophthalmology, improvements in eye health, and the College itself in a changing world.
Incumbent Directors Drs Diana Conrad and Christine Younan were re-elected to the Board for a further three years.