Ian Gust, AO, MD

Board Emeritus

Ian Gust, A.O., M.D., is a medical virologist with a distinguished career in public health, including involvement in the development of vaccines against hepatitis A and human papillomavirus infection and membership of the International Task Force for hepatitis B immunization, which accelerated the introduction of hepatitis B vaccine into routine immunization programs.

Gust has been involved in the development of several licensed vaccines and international efforts to improve vaccine coverage. He is the author of three books and more than 300 papers, holds several patents, and has received major awards for his work.

He founded and was the founding director of the Burnet Institute, which now employs 600 people in more than 30 counties and is the former R&D director for CSL, a major pharmaceutical company that produces a range of biological products in Europe, the United States, and Australia.