About us

Meet our experts

Our unrivalled wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills that can be applied to any context or situation, anywhere in the world, gives us a unique advantage over any other provider.

No other emergency response group can provide such a breadth of medical and public health crisis and disaster management support.

Respond Global Emergency Response Team

The Experts

Dr. Ian Norton
Founder & Managing Director
Ian is a specialist emergency physician with a wealth of experience in coordinating emergency health responses to disease outbreaks and disasters
Rebecca Weir
Director of Health Services
Beck has wide experience in managing, recruiting and preparing medical teams for emergency responses worldwide. She brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to her role.
Scott Wilson, Chief Commercial Officer at Respond Global
Scott Wilson
Director of Disaster Management & Environmental Services
Scott has worked in many of Australia’s largest and most complex corporations and government organisations and also has an operational background within the fire services of both Victoria and Queensland.
Dr. Basil Leodoro
Director of HELPR-1 Operations
Basil is a general surgeon and the national lead for MV HELPR-1. He is based in Vanuatu as our Director of HELPR-1 Operations. He has led and continues to support national Emergency Medical Team development in Vanuatu.
Chris Maher AO, Senior Specialist Adviser - Health Emergencies at Respond Global
Chris Maher AO
Senior Specialist Advisor
With a highly distinguished career on the frontline of polio eradication and immunisation programme management, Chris was appointed Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor to the global programme in 2012.
Barbara Daufanamae
Technical Health Advisor
Barbara is our international health ministry relationship expert. She specialises in working with governments to design and implement Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) and health emergency operations during crises.
Yolanda Dasgupta, Technical Health Advisor at Respond Global
Yolanda Dasgupta
Technical Health Advisor
Yolanda has over 15 years of experience in emergency preparedness and response worldwide and recently led the delivery of the Australian Government Department of Health’s Rapid Antigen Testing Program across aged care facilities.

A truly global team

Our core team is supported by an international group of multi-lingual emergency response practitioners who provide solutions that are a direct result of their field-based experiences, adapted to the specific context of a country, industry, or organisation.

Our clinical and logistics personnel have worked with over 60 countries and regional bodies, as well as the WHO and UN in improving international response mechanisms.

With connections to health leadership and operational response teams in Australia, New Zealand, South-West Pacific, Asia, and the WHO, we are in the unique position of being able to provide a meaningful localised translation of global, national and state health policies into practical and implementable responses.