Dr Peter Bristow


Chief Executive Officer, Health Support Queensland

Dr Bristow trained as an intensive care physician working at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney before moving to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

In 2000, he accepted the position as Director of Intensive Care at Toowoomba Hospital, progressing to Executive Director of Medical Services, acting Chief Executive and then Chief Executive, for the Darling Downs HHS from its establishment in July 2012. From 2016 to 2017, he was Chief Executive of Townsville Hospital and Health Service. Both HHSs achieved zero long waits in elective surgery, endoscopy and specialist outpatients.

From 2015 to 2017 he was Chair of the Queensland Health Service Chief Executive Forum.

Dr Bristow is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine, Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Medical Administrators and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Management.