George Savvides has clocked up a 30 year career in the healthcare sector, including three CEO roles at Smith & Nephew, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, and Medibank Private.

He listed two of these companies (Sigma & Medibank) onto the ASX. His 14 years at Medibank saw the second largest IPO in Australian history when the health fund joined the ASX Top 50.

George has an Industrial Engineering degree from UNSW, and an MBA from UTS. He is a Fellow of the Aust Institute of Co Directors.


Recently retired Chairman of World Vision Australia. Served WV over 18 years. He is a former Chairman of Macquarie University Hospital.


George’s current board portfolio include:

Chairman of SBS
Board member of Ryman Healthcare (NZX listed)
Chairman of Next Science Ltd (ASX listed BioTech)

George is the patron of Arrow Leadership Australia, an organisation committed to developing emerging leaders.

George is married to Vivian, they have two sons and three grandchildren.

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