Glenn Bowes, is an Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where he spent 27 years as a Professor in a variety of academic leadership roles. He completed his medical degree and PhD at Monash University and postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto. As Director of Respiratory Medicine at the Alfred Hospital in the 1980s, he led the establishment of Australia’s first Adult Cystic Fibrosis program. He moved to the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne in 1991 to become the founding Director of the Centre for Adolescent Health. Over the following 17 years Mr Bowes held many leadership positions at RCH including Executive Director, Chief Medical Officer and the Stevenson Chair of Paediatrics. From 2008 until his retirement, he held a number of executive leadership roles in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science including Deputy Dean. He has served as a Member of Council of The University of Melbourne and as a Board member of many organisations including Anglicare Victoria, Mentone Grammar and the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. He has been Board Chair of Northern Health, Very Special Kids, Lord Somers Camp & Power House and the Youth Substance Abuse Service. Mr Bowes was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 2016.