Vanessa is the Immediate Past President of ANZCA, having just completed her 2 year term as President.
She is a specialist anaesthetist at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand and is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anaesthesiology at Auckland University. She is a liver transplant
anaesthetist and while not doing that, is focussed in improving the perioperative outcomes for patients.
During her time on college council, Vanessa has contributed to a wide range of college activities including as an examiner for the final fellowship exams, chair of the CPD committee, chair of the hospital
training and accreditation committee, founding chair of the Leadership and Management special interest group and the founding chair of the Perioperative Medicine special interest group. She was the inaugural
chair of the Perioperative Medicine Steering Committee, tasked with (amongst other things), the development of the ANZCA Diploma of Perioperative medicine.
At EBPOM 2023, she is going to speak on ANZCA’s progress and experience in developing perioperative medicine.