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Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union welcomes the election of Dr Curtis Walker as the Medical Council’s new chair.

The Medical Council of New Zealand announced yesterday that Dr Walker, a renal and general physician at MidCentral District Health Board, is to take over the role from Auckland surgeon Andrew Connolly (

Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), thanked Mr Connolly for his leadership of the Medical Council.

“His dedication to the medical profession coupled with a common sense approach to resolving issues has made him a superb leader, and ASMS has enjoyed working with him,” says Mr Powell.

“We are delighted to welcome Curtis Walker to the role and look forward to continuing our good relationship with the Council.”