HWA Board - Professor John Horvath AO

Professor Horvath was the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer from 2003 to 2009. He continues to advise the Department of Health and Ageing and the School of Medicine, University of Sydney, and holds the position of Honorary Professor of Medicine. He was a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council and Chair of the Healthcare Committee until 30 June 2012.

He is Chair of the Prosthesis Listing Advisory Committee of the Australian Government, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation Authority. Professor Horvath is an independent non-executive Director of Crown Ltd and Crown Melbourne Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is a distinguished practitioner, researcher and teacher.

Professor Horvath was previously a clinical professor of medicine at University of Sydney, a specialist renal physician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA), and Area Director of Renal Services for the RPA Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital. He is also known as a leader in a range of medical training and workforce organisations, and is a former President of the AMC and the NSW Medical Board. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2001 for his services to medicine.

Professor Horvath was appointed as the Commonwealth’s nominee to the HWA Board in May 2012.