Board of Directors

Chairman

Dr Richard Barnett, MBBS (Sydney) FRACS FACS

Dr Barnett has over 20 years experience as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He has a particular interest in cosmetic surgery of the face. Dr Barnett 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. In 1977, he was accepted as a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Since then, he has held many executive positions in Plastic Surgery at both state and national levels including Councillor (1996-2001), Vice-President (1996-1997) and President (1997-2000) of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr Barnett’s other professional appointments include Senior Examiner of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chairman of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Member of the Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

He is currently  the Chairman of the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery, VMO at North Shore Private Hospital and Castlecrag Private Hospital, HMO Emeritus in the Department of Plastic and Facio-Maxillary Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital, Chairman of the Patient Care Review Committee and Member of the Medical Advisory Committee at North Shore Private Hospital.

Director

Dr Garry Buckland, B Med (Hons) FRACS

Dr Garry Buckland graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1987 with first class honours and the University Medal. He initially trained at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick and obtained his FRACS in General Surgery. He then undertook further post fellowship training in the subspecialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, obtaining his second FRACS.

Garry is a former Councillor of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and former Chairman of the Ethics Committee.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Director

Mr David Nathan LLB

Mr David Nathan holds dual degrees in Law and Science and has held a number of leadership positions. He was appointed CEO of the Australian offices of global law firm Baker & McKenzie, and CEO of Australia's largest medical defence organisation Avant Mutual Group. David is a Director of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (Vic) and Treasurer of the Alzheimers Australia Dementia Research Foundation. He is a member of the Law Society of NSW and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Director

Dr Howard Klein, MD FRACS FRCSC FACS

Dr Howard Klein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in New Zealand. His practices are based in Christchurch and Dunedin, and he also holds regular public clinics in Invercargill. He is a consultant surgeon at St. Georges Hospital, Southern Cross Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Dunedin. He is also is an active member of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Christchurch Hospital.

Dr Klein graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the United States and received training in general surgery at McGill University in Canada. He completed Plastic Surgery training at Duke University.

Dr Klein is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has written numerous chapters for major Plastic Surgery textbooks and has authored over twenty-five scientific publications.

Dr Klein is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Medical Council of New Zealand. He is the Immediate Past President of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS). He is also a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New Zealand Foundation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Director

Dr John Kenealy, MBChB FRCS FRACS (PLAS)

Dr John Kenealy graduated from the University of Otago 1982, undertaking his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in New Zealand becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1990. He then travelled to the UK for post graduate training and was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the NHS in 1994 where he undertook both public and private practice until 2009. During that time he held posts as Chair of the South West England Training Board in Plastic Surgery, Chair of the South West Skin Cancer Network, Head of Department of Plastic Surgery, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, Director of the Laser Centre of the South West, and was on the board of the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England.  

He was appointed Fellow of the Royal college of Surgeons of England (Ad Eundum) in 2006.

He returned to New Zealand in 2009, and took up his current post as Head of Department, Auckland Regional Centre for Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, and was appointed Deputy Clinical Director of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, and Auckland in 2017. 

He is currently serving the second of a two year term as President of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Chief Executive

Gaye Phillips

Prior to taking up her role with the Foundation, Ms Phillips was the Chief Executive of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons from 2007 to 2015. Ms Phillips has a background in humanitarian work serving as UNICEF's Country Representative in Malaysia and the UNICEF Special Representative to the Republic of Singapore and Brunei Darussalam and the Chief Executive of UNICEF Australia.