Jonathon Kruger commenced as CEO of WCPT in August 2016. The Confederation has been active for 67 years with a mission to maintain and improve standards of physical therapy education and practice throughout the world. Prior to this appointment Jonathon worked as a health service executive in Australia. In addition to his physiotherapy qualifications, he has a Masters degree in Public Health as well as qualifications in law and governance.
He has gained substantial expertise and achievement in analysing and influencing public health policy and programmes in areas as diverse as workforce modelling, primary health care and chronic disease. He has an interest in building the capacity of WCPT member organisations to contribute to the development of health policy in their home countries.
He has visited many of WCPT’s member organisations while working with WCPT and has seen the positive impact of a united international voice expressed through an international organisation and the benefits of partnerships and dialogue across geographic, cultural and political boundaries. Jonathon believes that an organisation like WCPT is a powerful tool to help move the profession forward nationally and internationally.