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AAPM is supported by a team of professional, qualified, passionate, people focused staff committed to providing quality support and services to our Board, State Branches, members, sponsors, supporters and relevant stakeholders

Based at our Head Office in North Melbourne, our current staff consist of the following:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive Assistant
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Membership and Communications Officer
  • Finance and Business Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Events Manager
  • Events Administration Officer

We also work closely with dedicated volunteers from around Australia as well as contract with skilled, experienced people who offer specialised support to meet AAPM's needs.

If you would like to work or volunteer with AAPM, please send us your resume marked to the Chief Executive Officer and send to outlining what value you think you can bring to this national peak organisation.

Gillian Leach

BSc, DipEd, FAICD (Dip), FAIM 

Chief Executive Officer

Gillian has been appointed to the position of national CEO of the Australian Association Practice Management in May, 2012. She was previously CEO of Whitehorse Community Health Service for 3 years after moving from South Australia to be closer to her family. In South Australia she was CEO of Arthritis SA for 16 years where she grew the organisation to a prominent and successful business. In addition, Gillian helped to establish Osteoporosis Australia and as the inaugural national Executive Director for 6 years from 1994, she was invited to speak at international forums in Oslo, Berlin and Toronto.

Gillian has an extensive background in marketing and management gained with Telstra, where she was the first female executive in South Australia, with 1200 staff in three states. In 1990, she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study marketing in London and in 1991 became the SA Executive Woman of the Year runner up.

Gillian Leach is a past President and founding member of Women Chiefs of Enterprises International - SA. She has also served on the SA Government Management Board, and on the Board of the Australian Institute of Management for 9 years.

She was the inaugural Chairman of the Eastern Melbourne Clinical Placement Network and a member of the Victorian Clinical Placement Council in 2011.

As a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Gillian participates on the Victorian Healthcare Events Advisory Committee.

Jan Deane

AdvDipBusMgt, ADipAcc
Executive Assistant


Danielle Cranefield

BCom BSc
Marketing and Communications Manager

Helen Kenny

BA, DipProfWriting/Ed
Membership and Communications Officer

Ilona Miller

AdvDipAcc AIPA
Finance and Business Officer

Sue James

Communications Officer

Nikki Walker

Events Manager


Sheyda Kazemi

Events Administration Officer