Dr Knight is a Sydney-based general practitioner who has served on the Board since 2010.
He takes over from outgoing chair Mr Peter Turner, who says Dr Knight holds a wealth of understanding about the Australian health sector, exceptional leadership skills and expertise in quality improvement in general practice and 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,” said Mr Turner.
“He is a passionate advocate for quality use of medicines and other health technologies and is well placed to lead NPS MedicineWise in delivering on the priorities of improving quality use of medicines and outcomes for patients,” he said.
Mr Peter Turner steps down after serving as a director from 2012 and chair since 2015.
NPS MedicineWise CEO Adj A/Prof Steve Morris thanked Mr Turner for his leadership during this time.
“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,” said Adj A/Prof Steve Morris.
“NPS MedicineWise has benefited enormously from Peter’s leadership and expertise in international healthcare and biopharmaceuticals. His guidance and direction has been very much appreciated,” he said.