Statement from the Australian Medical Association (WA)

Statement from the Australian Medical Association (WA)

Friday 15 February 2019


Executive Director of the AMA (WA) Mr Paul Boyatzis has announced his intention to retire later this year, AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said today.


“Mr Boyatzis has held the positon for more than 30 years and has transformed the AMA from a small organisation with limited resources to one of the largest and most influential membership-based organisations in Australia.


“The impact of Mr Boyatzis on health in WA and nationally has been extraordinary over three decades.

“Mr Boyatzis was the recipient of the AMA (WA) President’s Award in 2018 and on that occasion we were able to reflect on his incredible record of achievement over 30 year. He is an Honorary Member of the AMA (WA) and stands as a giant of the medical profession, despite him not being a doctor.”


A recruitment process has begun and Mr Boyatzis has agreed to stay on in the role until a replacement is appointed.


“On behalf of the members, Council and Board of the AMA (WA) I would like to thank Mr Boyatzis for the commitment, dedication and passion that he has brought to the Association and for his 30 years of service to the medical profession and to health in WA,” Dr Khorshid said.

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