Garry Jennings AO

Executive Director at Sydney Health Partners

Bio

Professor Jennings is Executive Director of Sydney Health Partners. He was the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. From January 2016 he was interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Adviser of the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

He presently continues in the latter role and carries out research and clinical activities at Baker IDI and The Alfred Hospital. Professor Jennings is past President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institute, the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, the Asia Pacific Society of Hypertension and Head of a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Cardiovascular Health. He is a Board member of Ballarat Health Services, Nucleus Network and the Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand. He is a Trustee of the Baker Foundation and of the Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research.

A cardiologist, he has a distinguished career in clinical practice and was previously Director of Cardiology at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne and Chair of the Division of Medicine. Professor Jennings was the founding Chair of Nucleus Network Ltd and AMREP Council. He has been a Board member of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, Research Australia and several start-up biotechnology companies.