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Professor Ian Gust AO

Ian David Gust AO, is a distinguished Australian medical researcher, renowned for pioneering work in virology and drug development including his significant contributions to vaccine development. Gust’s laboratories, in collaboration with researchers at Monash University, were the first to isolate the hepatitis A virus, and one of the first to isolate strains of the respiratory syncytial virus.

Gust served as the Commonwealth Chief Medical and Scientific Adviser on AIDS from 1989 to 1992 and directed the National Hepatitis Reference Centre from 1979 to 1990. From 1985 to 1991, Gust was the inaugural director of the Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research, later the Burnet Institute. Following which he directed research at the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, now CSL Limited, playing a key role in its successful expansion until he departed in 2008.

Post-retirement, Gust remained active as a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and a consultant to many prominent organisations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, and the World Bank. 

Professor Ian Gust AO

Emeritus Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Professor Suzanne Cory AC

Emeritus Professor David de Kretser AC

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Professor Ian Gust AO

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Professor David Penington AC (dec.)

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA

Kathryn Greiner AO (Chair)

Carmel Arthur OAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris MBBS, FAChAM, PhD

Scott Wilson

Vern White

Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

David Stewart

Carmel Arthur (Chair)

Shobhana Chetty BSc, M.Acct

Joe Flinn BAcc, CA

Bruce Lanyon B Bus, MBA, FCA, SF Fin

John Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Brian Scammell
Manager, Corporate Services

Dr Karen Gelb
Manager, Research and Policy

Anna Northey
Director of Strategic Communications

Emeritus Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Professor Suzanne Cory AC

Emeritus Professor David de Kretser AC

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Professor Ian Gust

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Professor David Penington AC (dec.)

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA

Kathryn Greiner AO (Chair)

Carmel Arthur OAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris MBBS, FAChAM, PhD

Scott Wilson

Vern White

Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

David Stewart

Carmel Arthur (Chair)

Shobhana Chetty BSc, M.Acct

Joe Flinn BAcc, CA

Bruce Lanyon B Bus, MBA, FCA, SF Fin

John Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Karen Gelb
Manager, Research and Workforce Development

Brian Scammell
Manager, Corporate Services