Dr John Schubert AO


Dr John Schubert AO is the Chairman of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton plc. He is the former Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a position he held from 2004 until his retirement in 2010.

Dr John Schubert was appointed to the Board of the Commonwealth Bank in 1991 and was Deputy Chairman from 2000 to 2004. He is Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and is a past President of the Business Council of Australia and previous Chairman of G2 Therapies. 

From 2000 to 2003, Dr John Schubert was a Director of Hanson, and from 2002 to 2004 he was Chairman of Worley Group. From 1993 to 2000, he was Managing Director and CEO of Pioneer International.

In 1969, Dr John Schubert commenced his career with Esso Australia as a professional engineer on the various oil and gas production facilities for the Bass Strait Field. He held various supervising and management positions with Esso in Australia and overseas before he was appointed Chairman and Managing Director in 1988. He held this position until 1993.