Chris Picton is the Minister for Health and Wellbeing.
Chris is passionate about improving health care outcomes in our state, and delivering improved services and opportunities for all South Australians.
Before election to Parliament he served as Adviser and Chief of Staff to the former Federal Health Minister and Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, as Chief of Staff to former SA Health Minister John Hill and as an Associate Director at Deloitte Access Economics. His areas of policy work included tobacco plain packaging and national public hospital funding reforms.
He was educated at public schools in Adelaide and graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts.
Chris has previously served as Minister for Police, Correctional Services, Emergency Services and Road Safety during the Weatherill Government. Chris is also the Member for Kaurna in State Parliament representing outer southern suburbs including Seaford, Noarlunga and Christies Beach.
Chris is married with two young children.
Street address: Level 9, 11 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide South Australia
Telephone: (08) 8463 6270
Fax: (08) 8463 6277