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Practice Managers

RANZCO recognises the integral role played by practice managers in assisting Fellows to carry out their work to the highest possible standard.

The RANZCO membership category of Practice Manager is open to all ophthalmic practice managers in Australia and New Zealand and we encourage all to join as associates of RANZCO. Association entitles you to full access of website resources, RANZCO publications and e-news, as well as reduced rates on publications, such as Successful Practice Management. The RANZCO Practice Managers’ Group organises a conference in conjunction with the annual RANZCO Congress. Practice Manager Associates receive a substantial discount on their registration and have the option of submitting papers for inclusion in the conference program. Further, RANZCO’s Practice Managers’ Group assist RANZCO in providing targeted resources and developing dedicated sessions at the Congress. The Group is supported by a RANZCO staff member.

Membership is tied to the individual, rather than the practice, and members are issued a user name and password so they can access locked resources on the RANZCO website. In some cases, a practice may pay for an individual’s membership.

The membership, however, still belongs to the individual practice manager, even if they leave the practice.

Existing members are encouraged to log in to the website to access the full range of available resources and information. If you have forgotten your password, please contact

RANZCO is continuing to develop its membership offering for practice managers and feedback on useful resources and services can be sent to

RANZCO Practice Manager associate members receive:
• subscription to regular RANZCO correspondence
• subscription to hard copies of the RANZCO Eye2Eye seasonal magazine
• concession rates to the Annual Practice Mangers’ Conference
• option of joining the Practice Managers’ Committee
• access to the members’ area on the RANZCO website – including the NUCLEUS program and the Practice Managers’ Chat Forum.

The annual (financial year based) membership fee is $405 plus $80 joining fee (excluding GST). An application form can be downloaded here.

For more information, please email:

About the Practice Managers’ Committee
RANZCO Practice Manager Members are represented by a small committee of volunteers passionate about practice management. The Committee assist RANZCO in providing targeted resources and developing dedicated sessions for the Practice Managers’ Annual Conference. The Committee is supported by a RANZCO staff member. The group is made of representatives from Australia and New Zealand.

RANZCO is continuing to develop its membership offering for practice managers and feedback on useful resources and services can be sent to:

Co-ChairKharissa CainKingswood Eye Centre (SA)
Co-ChairLucy PetersGordon Eye Surgery (NSW)
MemberLisa HartleyCentral Sydney Eye Surgeons (NSW)
MemberMichelle de GuiaHunter St Eye Specialists (NSW)
MemberAlison PenningtonNewcastle Eye Hospital (NSW)
MemberPeggy Ekeledo-SmithMoreton Eye Group (QLD)
MemberLara ReindlBayside Eye Specialist (VIC)
MemberDeb BoydAuckland Eye Ltd (NZ)
MemberGail DrennanPerth Eye Hospital (WA)
MemberIngrid DurkinSouthview Eye Clinic (NSW)

About the Practice Managers’ Conference
Please make sure you mark your calendars for the Annual Practice Managers’ Conference held in conjunction with the RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress on Saturday 9 to Monday 11 November 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
The Committee is working hard to build an exciting program that will challenge, inspire and invigorate you as you invest time in your own professional development. The Committee also aims to assemble a mix of speakers who will shed light on innovative research topics and issues that shape our field today, with an emphasis on sharing ideas and experiences that are applicable to practice management.

Conference details and registration can be found here on the RANZCO Congress website:

The following presentation slides from the previous year’s conference are available for download by practice manager members through your dashboard:
• Ms Rachel Green – Thrive in your Practice! How to be Emotionally Resilient in Changing Times
• Mr Simon Bibby – Terminating the Employment Relationships Do’s and Don’ts
• Ms Colette Kinsella – Building Partnerships
• Mr Chris Johnson – Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace
• Mr Bret Mannison – Managing Accreditation – A System Approach
• Dr Kathryn Choules – Mindfulness for Stress Management

Last updated: July 10, 2019

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