Board of Directors
A Board of Directors comprises the President, four Vice-Presidents and the Treasurer. If not a member of the Board of Directors, the Past President of the Standing Committee sits on the Board in an advisory capacity during the first two years of office. He/she shall be replaced by the President Elect with the same powers and under the same conditions during the third year of the Board of Directors.
Dr Christiaan Keijzer was born in 1969. He graduated from the Radboud University Faculty of Medicine (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) in 1997. He completed his specialization in anesthesiology at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam in 2004. He received his PhD degree in 2007 with a thesis on “Interaction of inhalational anesthetics and carbon dioxide absorbents” from the VU University in Amsterdam.
He worked as consultant anesthesiologist after his specialisation in Amsterdam at the VU University Medical Center and Academic Medical Center and the Netherlands Cancer Institute from 2004 until 2014. He currently works as consultant anesthesiologist and resident training director for anesthesiology at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen.
Christiaan Keijzer is board member and financial officer of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) since 2013 and became board member of CPME in 2017 and was elected President in 2022. He was elected first Vice President of the European Federation of Salaried Doctors (FEMS) in 2018.
He is a member of the regional medical disciplinary boards and arbiter at the arbitration board in the Netherlands.
VICE PRESIDENT (Ireland)
Assoc Clinical Professor Dr Raymond Walley is a former President of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) (2015-2016) former Chair of the IMO GP Committee (2012-2015). He is a member of the IMO Council Committee, GP Committee and is the Chairperson of IMO International Affairs Committee. Dr Walley is a member of the Irish Delegation to UEMO (European Union of General Practitioners).
Dr Raymond Walley is a full-time General Practitioner and GP Trainer based in Dublin. He is an Associated Clinical Professor at University College Dublin.
Dr Walley graduated in medicine at University College Dublin in 1987 and trained as a GP at the NHS East Sussex Vocational Training Scheme in the UK. Dr Walley worked as a fund holding General Practitioner in a multi-partner purpose built Primary Care Centre in East Sussex. Dr Walley was a founding member of Brightdoc, a Brighton GP out-of-hours service in 1996. He is also Development Co-ordinator and founding Chairperson of D-DOC North Dublin CO-OP out-of-hours service 2004 – 2006. He is a board member of Medisec, an Irish company owned by its medical practitioner members, committed to arranging professional medical indemnity insurance. He is a member of the Medisec GP advisory panel.
Prof. Walley was elected as first Vice President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) , beginning a three-year term on 1 January 2019 and re-elected for a second term from 2022 to 2024. Prior to beginning his term Dr Walley was a Board member and Head of the IMO Delegation to CPME since 2016.
VICE PRESIDENT (Norway)
Dr Ole Johan Bakke was born in 1961 and graduated from University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine in 1988. He holds two specialties; one in Public Health and one in General Medicine. He has worked as a general practitioner and a public health officer since 1990.
Dr Bakke was elected member of the board of the Norwegian Medical Association in 2015. In addition, he has several other assignments in the Norwegian Medical Association. He chairs the committee for the Norwegian Medical Association’s fund for specialist education and is member of the board of the Norwegian Association of Public Health Officers. Furthermore, he has extensive experiences as a board member of various hospitals and other health organisations.
Ole Johan Bakke is married and has three children. He lives on a farm 70 kilometres south-west of Oslo.
He spends his time off either outdoors in the countryside or at a very quiet spot in the Telemark mountains.
VICE PRESIDENT (Malta)
Dr. Balzan has been head of the Maltese delegation to CPME since 2003 and has been rapporteur for the environment since 2014, representing CPME in the Lancet Countdown initiative. His most recent contribution being the development of new, updated policies on air quality and climate change.
He has been a member of the Medical Association of Malta council since 1997, and is currently President. He also served as Secretary of the Commonwealth Medical Association (2008-2010), President UEMS section of Pneumology (2010-2022), and Secretary of the European board of Accreditation in pulmonology (2010-2014).
Dr. Balzan is the lead respiratory physician at Mater Dei Hospital. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta Medical School, and Queen Mary University of London Medical School (Barts) Malta Campus, with over 70 scientific contributions to his name, mainly on Asthma epidemiology and environmental issues.
VICE PRESIDENT (France)
Dr Jacqueline Rossant-Lumbroso is a French general practitioner as well as a sports and aviation doctor. Her medical training was coupled with a course in computer science, statistics and epidemiology. She is actively involved in the continuing education of physicians and has written several popular medical publications and is co-author of two medical encyclopedias.
Dr Rossant-Lumbroso is serving her first term as Vice President from 2022 to 2024.
Dr Marjo Parkkila-Harju was born in 1976. She graduated from Kuopio University Medical Faculty (later University of Eastern Finland) in 2003.
She serves as a Deputy Chief Physician in primary health care in the City of Helsinki.
She was the President of the Finnish Medical Association (FMA) 2016-2018 and was elected as the Chair of Delegate Committee of the FMA for 2019-2021.
Dr Parkkila-Harju started her trade union and professional organisation activities during her medical studies and was elected to the board of FMA in 2011. During the past 20 years, she has been chair or member of many different committees and working groups of the FMA and Junior Doctors’ Association focused on health policy, lobbying, membership services and eHealth.
She finds physicians´ leadership and management role essential in health care and wants to promote physicians´ education and possibilities in leadership and management.
She has been a CPME delegate since 2015 and a WMA delegate in 2016-2018. She has been a UEMO delegate in 2013-2014.
In 2018 she was elected CPME Treasurer for the period of 2019-2021, and is now serving a second term from 2022 to 2024.
She is married with two daughters and she enjoys reading, outdoors, scuba diving and being at the summer cottage with family.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT (Germany)
Prof. Dr Frank Ulrich Montgomery, a radiologist from Hamburg, was elected President of the German Medical Association (GMA) 2011-2019.
Before assuming this position, he had been Vice-President of the GMA since 2007 and a member of the Executive Board between 1987 and 2002, and again from 2006. From 1994 to 2002 and 2006 to December 2018, he served as President of the State Chamber of Physicians of Hamburg. Prof. Montgomery was Chairman of the Marburger Bund, the professional organisation of the hospital-based and employed physicians of Germany, from 1989 until 2007.
In 2017, he was elected Chair of the supervisory board of the Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank eG. (German Bank of Pharmacists and Physicians). He is currently Chair of the World Medical Association (WMA).
Prof. Montgomery served his three-year term as President of CPME from 2019 to 2021. Prior to taking on this role, he served as Vice-President and Treasurer of the CPME.
As a father of two children, he and his wife enjoy relaxing in their summer house on the west coast of Sweden.