Professor John Atherton is Director of Cardiology (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital), Associate Professor (University of Queensland), Adjunct Professor (Queensland University of Technology) and Pre-eminent Staff Specialist (QLD Health). He has sat on the Board of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and chaired the CSANZ Professional Ethics Standards Committee. He chaired the CSANZ Heart Failure Council and the Asia-Pacific Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (HF) Registry Scientific Advisory Committee. He sat on the National Heart Foundation HF Guidelines executive writing group and was an official content reviewer for the 2016 ESC HF Guidelines. Clinical service and research interests include investigating methods to detect presymptomatic cardiac disease, heart failure disease management, clinical databases, and cardiac genetics.