John Ryan, CEO
John Ryan has been the CEO of Anex since 2003. He has extensive experience in policy development, risk management in the health and welfare sectors and risk assessment. John has presented at numerous conferences both in Australia and overseas on issues of risk, public health and safety and health management. He has over nine years project management experience in Australia’s drug and alcohol and public health sectors. John has been a member of a number of national committee and ministerially appointed committee including the Ministerial Advisory Council of Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections, the Victorian Hepatitis C Taskforce and a member of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs. John holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Monash University.
Patrick is a former journalist and political advisor and has worked in the field of drug misuse and associated harm reduction interventions in Australia and with the United Nations in South East Asia. He is adept at working with people with substance misuse issues in a non-judgemental manner. Patrick holds a degree in Public Relations and a doctorate from the School of Applied Communication at RMIT University.
Prior to joining Anex, Geoff had a long career with the Commonwealth Government, primarily within the health and human services sectors. Geoff held senior positions in the administration of programs in children’s services, residential and community based aged care, health promotion, disability employment services, supported accommodation and public housing fields, taking responsibility for those Commonwealth programs across Victoria. He also worked from time to time on policy development on a national basis. Geoff brings to Anex a strong knowledge and experience base on the operations of government in the health sector
David has considerable experience and expertise in program development including education, training and capacity development. He has applied his research skills in contributing to the development of evidence-based policies and programs to address drug-related harms. He has applied his expertise in a range of areas including input into government policy on drug-related issues, and organisational cross-cultural competency. David holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws and is currently pursuing further studies in Psychology.