GP Synergy Board appointments announced - GP Synergy

GP Synergy Board appointments announced

Dr_Harry_Nespolon_Oct_2014_GP_Synergy_NSW_GP_Training_smlGP Synergy is pleased to announce the reappointment of Professor Siaw-Teng Liaw and Dr Ian Kamerman to the GP Synergy Board of Directors. The Board welcomes new Director, Dr Harry Nespolon and thanks retiring Director, Dr Narelle Shadbolt.

The appointments were made following the member ballot results announced at GP Synergy’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, 24 October 2014.

A general practitioner for over 20 year, Dr Harry Nespolon (pictured) is principal of two practices in Neutral Bay and Sydney City.  He enjoys all the domains of general practice; in particular the procedural aspects of practice.

If his name is familiar, that’s probably because you might know him as a long standing GP supervisor, and was a former GP Synergy Director from 2007 to 2011.

Harry says he is a very proud general practitioner, who is passionate about the vital role that general practice plays in our health system.

“The whole of patient care offered by general practice provides me with great professional satisfaction,” says Harry. “Another great pleasure is to see young doctors become great general practitioners and my colleagues.”

He holds a number of representative positions including Chair of Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local and a member of the RACGP NSW Council, and is involved in all aspects of the RACGP exam including standard setting.

Harry says he is looking forward to working with GP Synergy, saying that the work that the GP Synergy staff perform in the delivery of high quality training to produce the next generation of general practitioners should never be underestimated.

GP Synergy Chair, Dr Charlotte Hespe congratulated all Directors on their recent appointments and extended the Board’s thanks to retiring Director, Dr Narelle Shadbolt.

She said she is delighted the Board is retaining the skills and experience of Professor Siaw-Teng Liaw and Dr Ian Kamerman, and welcomes the return of Dr Nespolon and the expertise he will bring to the Board.

Charlotte also expressed the Board’s our sincere appreciation to Dr Narelle Shadbolt for the significant contributions she has made during her tenure.

The GP Synergy Board

Biographies available at:


  • Dr Charlotte Hespe (Chair)
  • Dr Michael Bonning
  • Associate Professor Lyn Fragar AO
  • Associate Professor Michelle Guppy
  • Dr Ian Kamerman
  • Dr Sayeed Khan
  • Dr Jacqueline Korner
  • Professor Siaw-Teng Liaw
  • Dr Harry Nespolon
  • Mr Damon Rees
  • Dr Aline Smith