John is a Director of Ball+Partners, Lawyers and is an experienced health and legal professional with degrees in medicine, the law and risk management and extensive experience in multiple aspects of the health care sector.
John began his professional life as medical practitioner graduating from medicine in 1984 before turning to the law. He commenced legal practice in 1994 and later worked in medical indemnity insurance as a lawyer, a claims manager and senior executive before returning to private legal practice.
John has a broad experience in health law and the regulatory and disciplinary processes that impact the health system. John’s skills also lie in risk management in general and clinical risk management in particular. He has a particular interest in Open Disclosure having sat on the Open Disclosure Steering Committee of NSW Health as a Medical Defense Organisation representative and on the Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Health Care Open Disclosure Advisory Group.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Masters of Risk Management
LRH committees: Finance Committee (Member), Quality Committee (Member)