Major Brian Watters AO
Former Vice President, INCB (UN)

  • Arts Degree from Newcastle (NSW) University, majoring in Medical Sociology.  
  • Qualified Psychiatric Chaplain and trained at Newcastle University in Addictions Counselling. 
  • In 1998 he was appointed by Prime Minister John Howard as The Chairman of the Australian National Council on Drugs, the peak Drugs Policy Advisory Body to the Australian Federal Government. 
  • A member of the National Board of Drug Arm Australia; 
  • Board Member of Drug Free Australia;
  • Member of the Leadership Council of International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition.
  • Past President of the N.S.W. Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies with a Membership of more than 100 Agencies.  
  • Served on the N.S.W. Health Minister’s Drug Advisory Council.
  • In 2005 he was elected by ECOSOC to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of the United Nations – based in Vienna.
  • In 2007 appointed Vice President of the INCB

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