Applications for the 2019 Fellowship program is now closed.

Examinations will be held on 11th October 2019, in Gold Coast, Australia, to coincide with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) 2019 Asia-Pacific Annual Congress.



Fellowship is the highest membership category awarded in the College. It is a significant professional achievement and is awarded by the College to those individuals who have demonstrated to their peers that they have the knowledge, attitudes, conceptual and communication skills to be recognised as senior managers and leaders in the health and aged care industries. Fellowship within the ACHSM is recognised both nationally and internationally and it demonstrates an ongoing commitment to excellence in health service management.


Fellows provide leadership across the spectrum of public, private and not for profit organisations, in the areas of acute, primary and long term care, and health improvement. Fellows are engaged in the areas of tertiary education and research, policy development and government service, professional services and project management. The awarding of Fellowship to a College member recognises the commitment to research, continuing professional development and learning, and application of knowledge in health services management they demonstrate.


You can find out more about the benefits of ACHSM Fellowship here.


Fellowship Candidature and the Fellowship Examination


The process of candidature has a number of benefits. It:


  • consolidates previous learning and experience
  • provides candidates with a forum for debate and improving their knowledge on current leadership,  policy and management issues in health and aged care.
  • demonstrates a high level of commitment as a professional health and aged care leader and manager
  • demonstrates your commitment to excellence, professional development and to the ongoing evolution of the profession


Fellowship Process


The pathway to fellowship is a three stage process.

  • Stage 1 is the application for candidature to sit the fellowship examination
  • Stage 2 is the candidate preparation process towards the examination
  • Stage 3 is the examination process


The Exam


The 2019 Fellowship Exams will be held at the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) 2019 Asia-Pacific Annual Congress on Monday 11th October 2019 in Gold Coast.




Please direct any enquiries to the Chief Examiner or the Executive Assistant of the Fellowship program by phoning +61 2 9878 4451 or by emailing Alison McCann. Alternatively you can contact our NZ Fellowship convener Jagpal Benipal.


Fellowship Application Fee


The fee for entry in the Fellowship program and to undertake the examination in 2019 contributes to the administrative costs to the College of the administration and examination process.


List of NZIHM Fellows:

First Name Last Name Year
Katherine Davenport 2018
Catherine Epps 2018
Natalie King 2018
Mala Ngaroma Grant 2018 Alternate
Jan Adams 2018 Alternate
Anil Kumar Nair 2018 RACMA
Craig Tamblyn 2018 Alternate
Alan Merry 2018 Alternate
Paula Murray 2017
Jane George 2017
Lesley Middleton 2017
John McManus 2017
Chai Chuah 2017 Honorary
Gordon Davies 2017 Life 2017
Angela Francis 2016
Marion Dixon 2016
Jackie Cumming 2015
David Nicholl 2015
Karen Orsborn 2015
Charmaine Pene 2015
Nicholas Saville Wood 2015
Greg Vandergoot 2015
Keith Wright 2015
Fiona Ritsma 2015 Life 2015
Wendy McEwan 2013
Catherine Cooney 2011
Jayanthi Mohanakrishnan 2011
Carolyn Cooper 2011
Jagpal Benipal 2009
Jennifer Coles 2009
Tim Wood 2009
Hayden Wano 2007
Stephen McKernan 2007 Honorary
Stuart Francis 2006
Bruce Parkes 2005 Life 2016
Trisha Dunn 2003
Pieter Pike 1998