Dr Yousuf Ahmad has been a rural procedural generalist most of his professional life. Starting his career in Zimbabwe, Dr Ahmad then moved to Australia in 2000 where he continued to work in rural communities, first in Queensland and eventually settling in Sale, Victoria.

With a strong interest in rural general practice, medical education, primary health management and governance, Dr Ahmad joined the RWAV Board in 2012 and was appointed as Chair of the Board in 2016.

As his tenure as Chair comes to an end, we spoke with Dr Ahmad to hear about his reflections over the last eight years and where we should be turning our focus to in the future of country health in Victoria.