Treasurer | Townsville
BBus (Acc), MBA PROSCI
“Australia needs farmers. We need rural and remote communities and I have a passion for assisting in the impacts of retention of all health professionals in the regions.”
Amanda Roser’s heart has always been in the country. Amanda was born in Central Queensland and lived in Rockhampton until she was 19. Amanda and her family now live in Townsville. She spent time living on the Gold Coast but missed the community feel that comes with living in a smaller town. To Amanda, community connection is important. She values being able to have an impact for the good of the community. When it comes to healthcare, Amanda believes every community has the right to it. She has extensive experience in health, medical education and the University Sector. And is passionate about using it to further the cause of rural and remote health equities.
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Amanda previous roles include Manager of the School of Medical Science at Griffith University and Manager of Operations in General Practice Training at James Cook University. Amanda has considerable experience in the management of regionally distributed programs, Particularly those that remain responsive to local community needs.
Her experience has given Amanda a good awareness of the issues in rural and remote regions. She understands the importance of health workforce sustainability in regional, rural, and remote Australia.
Amanda began her association with Rural Doctors Foundation as a member of our Finance, Risk and Investment Committee. She became a Director on the Board in 2021 and was nominated Deputy Chair in 2022. She was selected for the role of Treasurer in 2023 enabling her to use her finance and governance skills to our benefit. Amanda is the Chair of the Finance, Risk and Investment Committee.
Amanda has a Bachelor of Business from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). As well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Management Australia. She has completed the Company Directors Course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a certificate in Governance & Risk Assessment. Amanda is an Accredited Change Manager.
Community and family
Amanda believes rural medicine is special. She sees the importance of a tight-knit community to have doctors with a diverse range close by. That way, they are not having to travel thousands of kilometres to a doctor or city that they are unfamiliar with.
In her spare time, Amanda loves helping the kids with the horses at pony club and long walks along the beach. She also enjoys family holidays (with no Wi-Fi!).