Adjunct Professor John Skerritt recently (April 2023) retired as Deputy Secretary of the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, with line responsibility for over 1200 staff involved in the regulation of therapeutic goods (as head of the Therapeutic Goods Administration), regulation of gene technology and industrial chemicals and control of drug import, export and production. He is active on many national and international boards and advisory committees. John is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council of the UK-based Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science and is a member of the Board of the Singapore-based Centre for Regulatory Excellence. He is a member of the advisory board of the Melbourne Institute for Social and Economic policy, is an Adjunct Professor of the University of Sydney, and also sits on Advisory Boards for government and three Universities. He has a university medal and PhD in pharmacology and neuroscience.