John Skerritt

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Dr John Skerritt, is Deputy Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Health. He was formerly the National Manager, Therapeutic Goods Administration, until his role was expanded. He also has responsibility for the Department’s Office of Drug Control, responsible for developing the new medicinal cannabis regulatory scheme. Dr Skerritt is a former Deputy Secretary in the Victorian Government and has extensive experience in medical, agricultural and environmental policy, as well as regulation, research management, technology application and commercialisation. In 2012 he was the world-wide winner of the Rotary International “Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award”. He is an Adjunct Professor of the universities of Queensland and Canberra, has a PhD from the University of Sydney, and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Programs of London Business School and of the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland. He has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia (Vic). He is a University Medallist and PhD graduate in Pharmacology.