Dr Ian Norton, founder and Managing Director of Respond Global, is a specialist emergency physician and infectious diseases expert with post-graduate qualifications in Surgery, International Health and Tropical Medicine.
Ian was head of the WHO’s Emergency Medical Team (EMT) initiative in Geneva from 2014 to 2020. During this time, he led responses to Ebola, Diphtheria and Measles outbreaks in various countries.
Previous to the WHO, Ian led the creation of disaster response teams in Australia and became the Director of Disaster Preparedness and Response at the National Critical Care & Trauma Centre (NCCTRC) in Darwin.
Ian established Respond Global in early 2020 with the aim of empowering others to be able to plan, prepare and respond to health emergencies in their own countries. He and his team are currently assisting numerous organisations, both nationally and internationally, with their COVID-19 responses, including helping businesses and tourism return to COVID-Safe operations.