Table 1

Female representation in selected medical leadership roles

Organisation/ organisation typePosition typeFemale representation (for 2015 unless otherwise stated)
HospitalsChief Executive Officer12.5% (for hospitals with >1000 employees)
38% (for hospitals of all sizes)
(Drawn from a sample survey by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency)34
Australian Medical AssociationPresident (national or state/territory branch)22%
Medical schoolsDean28%
Medical collegesMember of governing board or committee29% average across all colleges
National Health and Medical Research CouncilLead investigator on funded projects32% (2014)31
Health departmentsChief Medical Officer or Chief Health Officer (state/territory and federal)33%
Medical students’ societiesPresident38%
Royal Australasian College of Medical AdministratorsTrainees in medical administration39% (2014)6