Leanne Rowe is a rural general practitioner and Deputy Chancellor of Monash University. She is a former Chairman of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and holds academic appointments with the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. She is a past recipient of the Best Contribution to Health Care in Australia' awarded by the Australian Medical Association. Michael Kidd is Professor and Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Sydney and works as a general practitioner in an inner city suburb. He was president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 2002-2006. He is a member of the executive committee of the World Organization of Family Doctors and their liaison person with the World Health Organization.