BSc (Hons) PhD FAICD
Professor Pettigrew is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has held senior academic and executive appointments at the Universities of Sydney, Queensland, and New South Wales. He was Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of New England from 2006 to 2009. From 2001 to 2005 Professor Pettigrew was the inaugural CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.
Professor Pettigrew has served on many Government and other committees, including an Advisory Committee for the Australian Law Reform Commission (2003–2004) and the Board of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) Ltd (2006-2010).
Professor Pettigrew is currently an adviser to the Chief Scientist of Australia, an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University and a Professorial Fellow of the L.H. Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Committee, the Board of the John Curtin Medical Research Foundation and the ACT Panel for the General Sir John Monash Foundation. He is Chair of the Advisory Committee of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infection at the Queensland University of Technology, Chair of the Board of the DataLink-WA (a population data linkage project in Western Australia), and Chair of the Board of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute.
Professor Pettigrew has served as a consultant on projects supported by the World Bank and the OECD, as well as advising on leadership, management and research at a range of Australian universities.
Professor Pettigrew is a member of the QIMR Berghofer Appointments and Promotions Committee.