Our Governance

Rural Doctors Foundation Governance

Rural Doctors Foundation consists of a volunteer Board of Directors. An Executive Team supports the Board. Directors are active rural doctors and skills-based appointments. The Board are supported by a Finance, Risk and Investment Committee, and a Nominations Committee.  We also have a Grants Committee which reviews all grant applications for our Grants for Good Health program and our Emergency Relief funding. 

Rural Doctors Foundation maintains close links to Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ). The Foundation appoints the immediate Past-president to the Board for a 1-year tenure following their RDAQ presidential term. Each year, we declare one-third of the board positions vacant and call for nominations. The Foundation fills positions from both within the existing Foundation membership and outside it.

Our Constitution sets out our purpose, operation, and decision-making. 

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and Australian Taxation Office recognises the Foundation as a deductible gift recipient. Also known as DGR status, we have held this status since 2015.

For more information, please contact the Rural Doctors Foundation executive support team by email or phone 07 3039 0011.

Our people are our greatest asset

At the heart of Rural Doctors Foundation, is a group of people with a love of rural and remote communities. What drives us is an understanding of need. A passion to support community health. And a commitment to make change.