CPME Executive Committee

An Executive Committee is constituted within the Board. It comprises the President, four Vice-Presidents and the Treasurer. If not member of the Executive committee, the Past President of the Standing Committee sits on the Executive Committee in an advisory capacity during the Executive Committee’s 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 Executive Committee.

The members of the Executive Committee for 2019-2021 are:


Prof. Dr Frank Ulrich Montgomery – 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 has been elected President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and begins his three-year term on 1 January 2019. 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.


Dr Ray Walley – VICE PRESIDENT (Ireland)


Dr Walley is 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 the IMO International Affairs Committee. Dr Walley is Board member and Head of Delegation to CPME since 2016 and is a member of the Irish Delegation to UEMO (European Union of General Practitioners).

Dr Raymond Walley is a full-time General Practitioner based in Dublin and is a GP at the National HSE Reception Centre for Refugees / Asylum seekers. Dr Walley is also a GP Trainer.

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 before returning to Dublin. 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.


Dr Ole Johan Bakke – 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.


Dr Christiaan Keijzer – VICE PRESIDENT (Netherlands)


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 the CPME in 2017. 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.


Dr Daiva Brogiene – VICE PRESIDENT (Lithuania)


Dr Daiva Brogiene graduated from Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine in 1981. She works as a gynecologist-obstetrician at Vilnius Maternity Hospital. She is a member of Lithuanian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a chairwoman of Legal, Ethics and Competence evaluation commission.

In 2003, Dr Brogiene graduated from Vilnius University Faculty of Law and acquired a master’s degree of law. Hence her practical, academic, research and social activities combines medicine and law. In 2010 she defended her thesis in biomedical science on “Patient’s rights to quality in health care and health damage compensation” for a public health doctorate degree.

Dr Brogiene is a lecturer at Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine where she gives theoretical and practical training for students on leadership, health advocacy, health policy and management, as well as medical law and ethics.

Dr Brogiene is a Board member of the Lithuanian Bioethics Committee under the Ministry of Health, many years she was also an expert to the Committee on Health Affairs of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, and the biomedical science commission of the Lithuanian Science Council.

From 1997 to 2001 she worked in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania; from 1999 to 2001 the Director of Health Care Department.

Since the restoration of Lithuanian doctors’ organization in 1989, Dr Brogiene has been an active member of Lithuanian Medical Association and a chairwoman of the Legal Commission. She works as an advocate for professional practice and ethics, gives consultations in doctors’ civil and criminal cases and is the project leader on reforming doctors’ liability system in Lithuania.

Since 2014 Dr Daiva Brogiene has represented the Lithuanian Medical Association to CPME as a Board member and the Head of delegation.


Dr Marjo Parkkila-Harju – TREASURER (Finland)


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.

She is married with two daughters and she enjoys reading, outdoors, scuba diving and being at the summer cottage with family.


Dr Jacques de Haller – IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT (Switzerland)


Dr Jacques de Haller was born in 1952; he graduated from Geneva University Faculty of Medicine in 1978 and specialized in General Medicine (1983). He worked as a GP in Geneva for 21 years (1983-2004).

He became President of the Swiss Association of General Practitioners for 4 years, in 2000.

In 2004, he was elected President of the Swiss National Medical Association FMH, until December 2012.

During his 8½ -year mandate, he developed the association – representing 97% of the Swiss doctors – into becoming one of the major political lobbies in Switzerland. Correct tariffication, limitation of administrative burden on physicians, hurdle-free access for all patients to the needed medical care, and the preservation of a patient-doctor relationship, the core of medicine in his view, free of state or insurance interventions, were the main accents of his national presidency.

He was elected Vice-President of CPME for 2012 – 2016 and President of CPME for 2016 – 2018.

He spends his time off at a very quiet spot, an old house in the countryside near Lausanne.