Dr. Bradley Horsburgh has been appointed as the new RANZCO President. The announcement was made at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists’ (RANZCO) 46th Annual Scientific Congress in late November. Dr. Horsburgh has replaced Dr. Stephen Best, who has served in the role since 2012.
“It is not often in adult life that one is given the opportunity to front a leadership team and effect change. The RANZCO presidency is such an opportunity,” said Dr. Horsburgh.
According to a statement issued by, RANZCO Dr. Horsburgh will be “a President whose experience is well suited to the times and the situation faced by the medical profession. It is his aim to build on recent positive government changes related to the delivery of collaborative glaucoma care to the Australian population”.
In his inaugural speech, the incoming President highlighted the challenges ahead: “The educational, legislative and economic risks for the medical profession over the next five to 10 years will be unprecedented. Together with the board and College fellowship, I look forward to leading RANZCO to continue to both maintain and enhance our position as the leaders in eye-care.”
A Queensland born ophthalmologist, Dr. Horsburgh has previously held roles in the college that include: Secretary, Treasurer and Chair of the Queensland Branch, Federal Council member since 2006, and Federal Board member since 2010, serving three years as Treasurer and two years as Vice President. He served as the President of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists, during the cataract dispute in 2009.