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Associate Professor Julian Rait OAM


Associate Professor Julian Rait is a specialist Ophthalmologist and the immediate past Chair of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Federal Council and the Council of Private Specialist Practice for the Federal AMA.

Between 2018 and 2021 he was the President of AMA Victoria, and has been a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2007.

Julian has held several leadership positions within the medical indemnity insurance industry including serving on the Board of the Avant Foundation and the Avant National Advocacy Stakeholder Committee, while previously serving as a Board member and Chairman of the MDA National Group until 2014.

On Australia Day 2018, Julian was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for "service to Ophthalmology and to the development of overseas aid”.

Julian was first appointed to the Board in October 2019, and was elected Deputy Chair in October 2023.