Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC Kt
Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC Kt picture

Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC Kt

FMedSci (UK), FTSE, FAHMS (Hon), MB, BS, MD (UTAS), DSc (Melb), MBA (Uni Qld), Dipl Clin Sci (Adelaide), FRACP, FRCP, FRCPE, FAAN

Chair – Orygen Board
Chair – Change Oversight Committee
Member – People and Remuneration Committee

Professor Byrne has wide Australian and international experience across multiple academic and medical sectors and is highly experienced and well-respected, having held significant leadership positions at a national and international level in the university, health, and industry sectors, both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Professor Byrne’s significant achievements and contribution to health and medical research, both nationally and globally, have been acknowledged with public honours in the United Kingdom, having been awarded a Knight Bachelor in 2020, and in Australia with admission as a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2014.

Trained in medicine and a highly regarded clinical neurologist and neuroscientist, his distinguished career has included positions as the Director of the Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, Dean of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University and Vice Provost for Health at University College London, the largest medical research university in the United Kingdom. More recently, Professor Byrne was the Vice Chancellor of Monash University and President and Principal of King’s College London.

Professor Byrne has held a number of major board positions, including with Bupa London where he chaired the medical committee and was a member of the audit committee. He has also chaired the Board of King’s Health Partners which has played a key role in developing new paradigms for treatment in the UK’s National Health Service. He has been a board member of University College Hospital in London, Bupa Australia and Southern Health in Melbourne.

Professor Byrne is Global Chief Medical Officer and advisor for the Ramsay Health Group and is a Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow at Australian National University, a Fellow of Kings College London and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK).