Dr Rod Pearce is a practicing grass roots GP and a policy adviser. He was President of the Australian Medical Association (SA) from 1998 to 2000, GP Nationally Elected Representative on the Federal AMA and Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice for 3 terms from 2004 to 2010.
In 2008 he was appointed by the then Health Minister, The Hon. Nicola Roxon, to the External Reference Group to develop Australia’s National Primary Health Care Strategy for the national health reforms. Dr Pearce continues to hold the position of Deputy Chair on the board of the Immunisation Coalition as well as positions on several other boards.