John Gregg

John Gregg
  • CEO
    Northern Queensland Primary Health Network


John Gregg is the Chief Executive Officer of Northern Queensland Primary Health Network.

In previous roles, John has been Assistant Director within the Federal Government Department of Health in Canberra, as well as filling international health roles in Qatar.

John has also been the former Chief Operations Officer of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the national peak body representing 143 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs).

John, who has also worked within the United Nations, is passionate about improving primary health services for all northern Queenslanders.


Setting the scene: NQ region



Saturday & Sunday 1–2 September  |  View program for more details


Primary Health Networks (PHNs) were established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of primary health services, particularly for those residents at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure people receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

PHN funding takes into account these objectives, as well as population, rurality, and socio-economic factors. One of the biggest challenges facing PHNs is siloed investment. If Northern Queensland PHN is a change agent, and commissioning is the process for that change, where does evidence suggest is the best place to invest to positively impact on the wellbeing of North Queensland residents?

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