Our Directors


Dr Hume Rendle-Short
(Chair) MBBS, FRACGP, Dip RACOG GAICD

Dr Rendle-Short has served on the board for 14 years and spent many years as GP Connections’ Primary Medical Adviser. Dr Rendle-Short is fascinated by health policy, and how to make it really work for General Practice and the community. As a GP of 30 years in Toowoomba, he has had many and varied special professional interests, but his current ones are drugs and alcohol prevention, youth mental health and practice administration


Dr Andy Mellis
B Med Sci BMBS FRACGP, GAICD

Dr Andy Mellis was re-appointed to the board following the 2011 AGM.  He and his family moved from the UK to Toowoomba in 2005.  He is excited to have the opportunity to input into the challenges facing General Practice, and is also a Board Member of the DDWM Primary Health Network.  His special interests include family health and medical education.


Dr Rachael Gray

Dr Rachael Gray has been a GP for over 20 years, having worked in many different areas including rural Northern NSW, Brisbane, Dirranbandi, Roma and Toowoomba for the last 9 years. She is also principal of GPs on Curzon. Rachael has a  keen interest in womens’ health, shared antenatal care,  chronic disease management and travel medicine. Rachael accept GPC Board nomination in July 2016 when she recognised the need for GPs to have a peak body and united voice in the delivery of services and in ensuring GP sustainability and wellbeing in our local area. She is also a keen advocate for General Practitioners as the most appropriate deliverer of primary care. Rachael is also one of the moderators behind the GP Only Facebook group, GP Talk.


Dr Loretto Wainwright

Dr Loretto Wainwright is a Toowoomba-based GP with over 33 years of experience in general practice. She has a special interest in mental health and has completed both a Master in Counselling from Monash University and postgraduate training in psychotherapy. She has a keen interest in medical education and is head of the the general practice rotation at the UQ Rural Clinical School (UQRCS). Loretto joined the Board in July 2016 as she is concerned about the many pressures general practice is facing currently, and believes it is essential for general practice to have a strong, independent local voice in the community.

Dr Lucinda Ingram
MBBS

Dr Lucinda Ingram joined the Board in November 2017.

Dr Ashraf Saleh
MBBS, M NutrSci, BMed Sci, FRACGP, FARGP (Emerg Med)

Dr Ashraf Saleh joined the GP Connections board in November 2017. Ash grew up in Sydney and completed University in 2007. Ash completed his General Practice Training in 2013 and has previously worked in Toowoomba, Goondiwindi and Oakey. Other interests include photography and music.