Fergus Kerr joined the Royal Melbourne Hospital as Chief Medical Officer in 2022, having been Group Director of Medical Services and Clinical Governance at Cabrini Health in Melbourne.

Fergus was appointed as an Emergency Physician and Toxicologist at Austin Health in 1997. Ten years later, in September 2007, he undertook a new challenge as Director of Emergency Medicine, and in 2011 he extended his leadership roles by taking up the Medical Directorship of the Medical and Emergency Clinical Service Unit.

More recently in a desire to develop his leadership capacity formally Fergus completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College for Medical Administrators following which he took up the role as the Executive Director of Medical Services at Peninsula Health.

In 2016 Fergus returned to Austin Health in an Executive position as the Chief Medical Officer. He has a strong interest in toxicology, spending two years undertaking specialist training at the University of Pittsburgh, USA and was pivotal in establishing the Victorian Poisons Information Centre at Austin Health.

He has previously been an examiner with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and up until January 2018 continued to practice clinically.