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Dr John Elcock

Executive Director Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer


John Elcock was appointed to his current role in August 2019. Previously he was the Director of Medical Services at Northeast Health Wangaratta for 16 years.

Prior to becoming a medical administrator Dr Elcock was a full-time clinician for 13 years, working in general medicine, anaesthetics, emergency medicine and general practice. He also has a background in military medicine and remains a Senior Medical Officer in the Australian Army.

Dr Elcock has attained Fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, the Australasian College of Health Service Management and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course, and has a Master in Business Administration and degrees in medicine and immunology.

Dr Elcock’s professional interests include effective medical governance, ethical medical practice, medical leadership, and state-wide health strategy and policy. He is the chair of the Victorian Rural and Regional Directors of Medical Services Forum and is on a number of Department of Health state-wide advisory committees.