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AMA appoints new Secretary General

23 May 2013

The Executive Council of the Federal AMA has today appointed Ms Anne Trimmer as Secretary General of the Federal AMA.

Ms Trimmer is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA).  Prior to joining the MTAA, Anne had an extensive career in the legal profession, practising law as a commercial partner of a major Australian law firm.

Anne has held several leadership positions in professional and educational bodies, including a period as President of the Law Council of Australia, Deputy Chancellor of the University of Canberra, and Chair of the Australian Government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property.

Anne chairs the Centre of Excellence in Vision Sciences at the Australian National University and is a director of Research Australia and Plan International Australia.

In 2003, Anne was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to law and society.

Anne is expected to commence duties with the AMA in August 2013.

AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, said that the AMA is very pleased to have recruited a person of Anne’s calibre and experience for the Secretary General role.

Having completed his contract with the AMA, the previous Secretary General, Mr Francis Sullivan, left the AMA in December 2012 to take up a new position as CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, a role within the Catholic Church managing the issues and ramifications of the Royal Commission into Child Abuse.


23 May 2013

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Published: 23 May 2013