Dr Andrew Knight has been appointed as the Chair of the NPS MedicineWise board. The Sydney-based GP, appointed last month, has served on the board since 2010.
Dr Knight has taken over as Chair from Peter Turner, Non-Executive Director at Virtus Health.
Mr Turner says he believes Dr Knight brings understanding about the health sector, leadership skills and expertise in quality improvement in general practice medical education.
“Andrew Knight has been a non-executive director of NPS MedicineWise for nine years, is immediate past chair of Wentworth Healthcare (Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network) and also holds academic appointments at the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University,” he said.
Mr Turner stepped down after serving as a director from 2012 and chair since 2015.
“On behalf of the board and executive, I’d like to thank Peter Turner for his significant contributions to NPS MedicineWise since 2012, and in particular for his strong leadership as chair for the past four years,” NPS MedicineWise CEO Adjunct Associate Professor Steve Morris said.