Community Panel member

Appointed December 2019

A GP with extensive experience in health policy advisory to government, non-profit and corporations, Dr Michael Bonning is passionate about prevention with a special interest in mental and adolescent health, indigenous health and travel medicine.


Michael is a former medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy where he deployed to the Middle East, Asia, India, the South Pacific and off northern Australia. He has been heavily involved in health advocacy, promoting diversity, and connecting underrepresented groups in the community with the Australian Medical Association (AMA), and is the Chair of the AMA NSW.


Currently the chief medical officer of an adventure travel company which raises money for charities, Michael is also a hiker and an adventurer committed to connecting with the community to make a real difference to people’s lives.