Life beyond Radford

Last updated 28.08.2018

Fiona Kolokas

Class of 1991
OCCUPATION Healthcare management consultant
Lives Roselands, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Kurrajong
  • Bachelor Degree, Western Sydney University, Arts (psychology)
  • Graduate Certificate, Sydney Institute of Business and Technology, Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Certificate, Sydney Institute of Business and Technology, Marketing
  • Diploma, University of New England - Partnerships, Practice Management
Work history
  • NSW/ACT State President, Australian Association of Practice Management, 2016-Present
  • Practice Management Advisor, Australian Medical Association (NSW), 2017-Present
  • Director & Principal Management Consultant, Synergize MediManagement, 2011-Present
  • Surveyor, AGPAL and QIP, 2016-Present
  • Centre Manager, DMC Medical Centre, 2002-Present
  • Member of NSW State Committee, Australian Association of Practice Management, 2011-Present
  • Practice Manager of the Year, 2012
  • UNE-P Barbara Meredith Memorial Award recipient, 2012
  • Convenor International Health Care Conference, 2013
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What does life look for you now?

Life is busy, and blessed. Weekdays are all very full, and all about work (with the various hats I wear) and family when I get home. Weekends are a blend of my husband and I ferrying our two young sons to sport, and family adventures - as much as possible.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

Family, travel, adventure (lots of it), and being outdoors. I love skiing, mountain biking, camping, hiking and getting lots of fresh air away from the office when I can.

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

It changed all the time, but mostly a rock star. I never thought I'd wind up where I am now!

What is your favourite Radford moment?

Pretending to be a rock band with my friends in the PE change rooms (any chance we could get). And the dreaded year 9 camp!

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

Mr Rose.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

My career found me! I followed what I loved and kept building on my experience, taking every opportunity that came my way.

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

I surprised myself with the direction I took, but I love it!

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

That I'm a late bloomer (same with my extended family) and it would all happen when I was ready. Also to grab every opportunity that comes your way.

What advice do you have for current students?

Keep building on experience, and be passionate about everything you do (especially with your career).

Where are you now?