He has been the Director of Cardiology at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, since 1993. Director, Heart Lung Program, since 2004. Chairman, St Vincent's Medical Council, 2003-2008. Board Member, St Vincent's and Mater Health Sydney, 2003-2008. Director, Physician Training, for 5 years.
Professor Feneley’s research altered the recommendations for the performance of manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and altered the management of patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common significant disturbance of hearth rhythm.
Professor Feneley served as President of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Council, the Art Gallery of New South Wales membership organisation, from 2006 to 2010. Prior to this he served as Vice-President from 2005 to 2006 was a member from 2002 to2004.
He has also served as Chair of the East Coast Theatre Company for several years.
Professor Feneley stood as the Liberal Party candidate in the 2010 Australian federal election in the seat of Kingsford Smith. The seat has been held by Labor since it was created in 1949. He was defeated by the sitting Labor member and Environment Minister Peter Garrett. Seven months later Professor Feneley stood as the Liberal candidate in the 2011 New South Wales state election in the seat of Maroubra. As was the case previously, the seat been held by Labor since it was created in 1950. He was narrowly defeated by the sitting Labor member Michael Daley who one of only 20 successful Labor candidates. Professor Feneley ran as the Liberal candidate for Kingsford Smith in the 2013 election. He was defeated.
On 11 June 2012, he was named an Member of the Order of Australia for "service to medicine in the field of cardiology as a clinician, researcher and educator, through contributions to professional organisations, and to the community."
Professor Feneley is married to his second wife and has four children.
- "Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia - The Queen's Birthday 2012 Honours Lists" (PDF). Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia. 30 June 2012. p. 35.
- "Liberals kick-start race for Kingsford Smith". Southern Courier. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
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