Professor Tony Walker ASM has more than three decades of experience working across senior clinical, operational and leadership roles within the ambulance sector.
He was Chief Executive Officer of Ambulance Victoria from 2014 to 2022, during which time he led significant transformation to improve the health and wellbeing of the ambulance workforce and the response they provide to the Victorian community.
Tony is a registered paramedic, fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a non-executive Director of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the Emergency Services Foundation and TLC for Kids, and past non-executive Director and Chair of the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA), the peak body representing the eleven statutory ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Tony is a recipient of the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) for his significant contribution to the development of ambulance services at a state and national level and awarded the National Heart Foundation President’s Award and Australian Resuscitation Council Medal (ARC) for his significant contributions to improving cardiovascular health and resuscitation practice and outcomes. In 2019 Tony was a finalist for the Australian Mental Health Prize in recognition of his work in improving paramedic and first responder mental health and wellbeing.