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Member Spotlights 

Jane Schmitt

Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary

Australian Medical Association Queensland

AuSAE member since: June 2015

What we do?
We advocate for doctors in Queensland, for contemporary and appropriate health policy and for better health for all Queenslanders.

Number of Members: 6000

Staff Size: 30

Years in Association Management: 10 years

How I got into Association Management
I was a lawyer for many years, during which time I developed a particular interest in executive management and health, so the role at AMA Queensland seemed to be a good fit for me.

What I like about my job
No day is the same. I particularly enjoy developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships and working with a terrific staff team. 

My Biggest Challenge
My biggest challenge is learning not to take on everything that comes my way.

What I am most proud of at our association
Development a positive staff team who are hard working , fun and dedicated – the result of which is strong and consistent operational outcomes.

Favourite AuSAE Event
Women in Association Leadership.

What I want to learn from other AuSAE members
That all associations face similar challenges, but we all handle them slightly differently. Listening and watching how others handle these challenges is a learning for me and helps me to consider how I will manage situations as they come my way in the future.

How AuSAE has helped me
It has linked me in with other professionals working in similar environments and facing similar challenges.

Reasons to Join 

Community of association professionals


Professional Education 


Member only on-line Resources


Leadership Growth Opportunities



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