Who is Dr. Kerry Chant? All about chief health officer of New South Wales

Known to the NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr. Kerry Chant is an Australian renowned personality who got well recognized for her hard work during the high rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. For her hard work throughout the years, she recently got honored as the New South Wales’s “Women of the Year 2021”.

Currently, her position is the chief health officer of New South Wales. Kerry has been on headlines especially for her professional work however recently she was on headlines for her secret personal life relationships. 

Who is Dr. Kerry Chant? What does she do?

An Australian public health physician, Kerry Chant hails from Punchbowl, New South Wales. Born and raised in her hometown, Chant attended the Danebank Anglican School for Girls, graduating in 1980. Her passion towards her goal to become a physician was so immense that she eventually got her BAchelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery(1987) followed by a Master’s in Health Administration(1991) and a Master’s in Public Health(1995). 

Before starting her professional career, Chant worked in retail jobs and a pharmacy. After her graduation in 1991, she has been working with the New South Wales Health Department, currently holding the position of Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, and Chief Health Officer. 

Chant also had worked as the Director of Public Health Unit, Director of Health Protection, and Deputy Chief Health Officer. Her job is responsible for controlling tobacco hazards, reduction of hazardous drinking and obesity, promoting physical exercise, end-of-life care, and organ donation. 

She currently is working on several public awareness campaigns about the new variant of Coronavirus that has swept all around the globe. 

Who is Dr. Kerry Chant’s Husband? About her married life

Dr. Kerry Chant has always kept her personal life to be a secret and hasn’t disclosed much about it yet. She even kept her marriage life a mystery and didn’t reveal it until July 2021 when she mentioned taking the AstraZeneca vaccine by herself, her husband, and mother-in-law. 

Taking her statement as a reference, it seems that she has been married for years. Later, in August 2021, she finally revealed about her happy marriage and shocked us with the news of being blessed by three children. 

Dr. Kerry Chant Net Worth

Multi-award-winning health physician, Dr. Kerry Chant has a healthy fortune worth of million dollars. Having her career started in 1991, Chant surely has earned a wealthy fortune having a net worth estimated to be around $5 million. 

Recently, in 2021, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet also allegedly suggested Chant have her salary cut off if Sydney were placed in unnecessary lockdown in response to the pandemic.


  • NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, and Woman of Excellence Award(2021)
  • UNSW Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Alumni Achievement(2020)
  • Australian Public Service Medal for “outstanding public service to population health in New South Wales(2015)

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