Chris Maher AO

Senior Specialist Advsor - Health Emergencies
Chris Maher AO

Chris Maher is Respond Global’s Senior Specialist Advisor – Health Emergencies and has worked in the public health sector for more than three decades.

With a highly distinguished career on the frontline of polio eradication and immunisation program management, Mr. Maher was appointed Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor to the Global Program in 2012.

He has been involved in polio eradication at every level and has been directly involved in immunization and eradication programs in countries worldwide. His programs spanned 100 countries over 25 years.

In January 2018 he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Australia by the Government of Australia, in recognition of his work in this area. More recently Mr Maher was Senior Adviser to the Director-General of the WHO in Geneva.

Mr Maher is a Current Senior Adviser to UNICEF Australia on Vaccines and Immunisation.