Dr Peter Saul is a medical officer in the Hunter New England Public Health Unit, managing the COVID-19 response. He has previously been a senior specialist in Intensive Care at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, and Director of Intensive Care at Newcastle Private Hospital. 

Dr Saul is Chair for the End of Life Law Committee, a founder of the Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law at the University of Newcastle, and advises the NSW Ministry of Health through the Clinical Ethics Advisory Panel.

Dr Saul is also clinical lead of My Netcare, a web-based advance care planning platform.