Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Gary Layton

Gary Layton
BSc MSc MBA MAICD

Senior Professional and Community Relations Manager


Gary has over 20 years experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries gained through senior management roles with several leading commercial and not-for-profit healthcare organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom.  In his previous roles with organisations that include Glaxo Australia, Glaxo Wellcome UK, the International Diabetes Institute, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited and The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Gary has developed and managed numerous productive strategic alliances with community health organisations, commercial organisations, government and professional bodies.  These efforts have resulted in the development of a range of health service programs designed to fill healthcare gaps in vulnerable communities.

Achievements include management of the GlaxoWellcome UK launch of WellferonTM (interferon) for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia, creation of mobile dental health and eye care services and for disadvantaged rural communities in north western Victoria, and the development of the first diabetes specialist telehealth service for Mildura and the South West region of NSW.

Appointments and affiliations:

  • Board member, Wavecare Inc. Victoria. Wavecare is a not-for-profit organisation that provides professional counselling and support services to people who are in need of assistance due to illness, grief and loss, abuse, trauma, suffering, distress, homelessness, crisis, misfortune, disability, relationship issues and isolation.
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors