About Us

We are a not-for-profit organisation, a registered charity promoting excellence, safety and leadership in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Our focus on clinical excellence and the best possible care for patients, underpins our mission to tackle community-wide health issues.

We rely on the latest evidence to inform our work.

We are proud of our leadership in advancing plastic and reconstructive surgery education, research and innovation. 


Our Board

Dr Garry Buckland B. Med. (Hons) FRACS

Dr Garry Buckland is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He served on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons NSW Training Committee in Plastic Surgery (1999-2006) and the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (2006- 2015), also serving as Chairman of the ASPS Ethics Committee. He served on the Avant Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2015.

David Nathan LLB BSc

Mr David Nathan holds dual degrees in Law and Science and has held a number of senior corporate leadership positions. He is Chairman of RSL Australia, Chairman of CHA SMG Australia, owners of the City Fertility Centre Group, Chairman Wotton +Kearney, a Director of Campbell Page, and a Director of Momentum Life. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professor Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD MB.BS. FRACS

Professor Hugh Bartholomeusz is former Vice Chancellor of Oceania University of Medicine. He served as the President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (2015-2016). His appointments also included the Chairmanship of the Australian Day Surgery Council. He has served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force since 1972 and holds the retired rank of Air Vice-Marshal. He is a former Surgeon General Australian Defence Forces Reserves and is the past Chairman of the Australian Air Force Cadets National Council.

Honorary Director
Dr Richard Barnet AM MBBS FRACS FACS

Dr Barnett is a Sydney-based Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over 40 years’ experience. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Sydney in 1966. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1973. Since then, he has held many executive positions in Plastic Surgery at both state and national levels. He has now retired from clinical practice. He served as the Chairman of the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery from 2013 to 2023.


Our Corporate Members

  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
  • New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS)