An annually elected President governs the NZOA with a Council of elected members who hold office for up to four years.
The NZOA employs a Chief Executive and has its national office in Wellington. The 2020/2021 Council Members are:
Specialty Orthopaedic Training Board (SOTB)
The Board has responsibility for SET governance.
The Education Committee manages the delivery of orthopaedic surgical training to trainees on the SET programme to ensure compliance with Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) training and selection processes and policies. The Education Committee is a standing Committee of the NZOA Council and reports to the Council via the New Zealand Specialty Orthopaedic Training Board.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Standards Committee
Responsible for setting standards and/or guidelines for CPD - including the Practice Visit Programme (PVP).
Ensures the NZOA CPD programme is relevant and current in relation to orthopaedic practice and monitors CPD participation by all vocationally registered orthopaedic surgeons, whether they be RACS Fellows or not.
NZOA ACC & Third Party Liaison Committee
Presents the collated views of issues confronting NZOA Members in direct comment to ACC.
Considers applications for Association membership and makes the appropriate recommendations to the NZOA Council and AGM.
NZOA Health Technology Committee
Scans for new and emerging technologies and collates evidence-based advice to inform financing decisions and assist in the managed introduction of new technologies.
NZOA Related & Associated Entities
The mission statement is "to advance the science and art of orthopaedic surgery in New Zealand".
The trustees distribute a significant proportion of investment income each year including payments for the Top Trainee Prize, the Trainee Research Prize, funding of the NZOA ASM Speaker and funds for the ABC Fellowship, ASEAN Travelling Fellowship, Hong Kong Young Ambassador, ANZAC Fellowship, a NZ Hip Fracture Registry grant and manage any refurbishments of historic memorabilia needed.
Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Foundation Trust
Aims to advance knowledge in the field of orthopaedic surgery by fundraising and facilitating/funding research that will benefit the community through better care of patients with orthopaedic conditions.
Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Committee
Promotes research within the NZOA and assesses applications for research funding.
NZOA Joint Registry Trust Board
The Board has responsibility for the financial status of the Joint Registry and for setting strategy.
NZOA Joint Registry Management Committee
Oversees Registry management including data submission and processing, income/expenditure, employment of staff, preparation of the Joint Registry’s annual report and individual reports for surgeons.
NZ Hip Fracture Registry Trust
Oversees the Registry maintenance which enables educational advances in respect of hip fracture surgery, rehabilitation and services.
NZ Hip Fracture Registry Implementation Committee
Oversight of operational management and implementation of the Registry across NZ District Health Board hospitals.