Professor David de Kretser was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2000, in acknowledgement of his significant contributions to medical science and men’s health over the last 30 years.
David is Associate Dean, Biotechnology Development, in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University. Prior to this appointment in 2001, he was Director of the Australian Centre for Excellence in Male Reproductive Health, and from 1991-1999 was Director and Professor of the Institute of Reproduction and Development at Monash University.
As well as being a highly regarded doctor, scientist and teacher, David is a member of many National and International committees, editorial boards and medical societies, has presented at medical conferences all over the world, and is a widely published author.
David was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in June 2006 for distinguished contributions to public life as a medical researcher of international reputation in the field of reproductive biology, to the development of the biotechnology industry, and to bioethics.
Governor of Victoria 2006-2011.