Paul Boyatzis was Executive Director of the WA AMA for more than 30 years. During this time, he oversaw the growth of the AMA and helped maintain its role as the peak medical body in WA. In addition to his work at the AMA, Paul has committed his time to a number of organisations, including currently serving as Director of Health Training Australia, Director of AMA Youth Foundation, Director of UWA Post Graduate Medical Education and Director and Life member of the Hale Hockey Club.

Those who know Paul describe him as a generous and highly successful CEO who has done a great deal to maintain the independence of the medical profession in the state of WA. Paul has been recognised with a number of awards, including the WA AMA President’s Award (2018), the Federal AMA President’s Medal for Outstanding contribution to the Medical Profession (2008), and honorary Life Membership of the AMA. Well done, Paul. We celebrate your achievements and distinguished service to independent medicine with the presentation of the Bruce Shepherd Medal.