Dr Vanessa Beavis

Dr Vanessa Beavis is Vice-President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). She chairs ANZCA’s “Training and Accreditation Committee” (TAC). and is also the founding chair of two Special interest Groups of ANZCA, – Perioperative Medicine and Anaesthetists in Leadership and Management.


Vanessa is the Director of Perioperative Services at Auckland District Health Board. She is a practicing anaesthetist with liver transplantation being her major clinical interest. In her management role at the DHB, she has responsibility for Anaesthetists and operating room staffing including the Central Sterile Supply Department.


She is an honorary senior lecturer in the Department of Anaesthesiology at Auckland University. She is also a member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.