Ramsay Health Care

Ramsay Health Care Board Members

Michael S Siddle
Chairman
Appointed 27/05/14 (Appointed as a Director 26/5/75)

Mr Michael Siddle was appointed as Chairman of the Company on 27 May 2014, having formerly been Deputy Chairman for 17 years and a founding director. He has built up significant knowledge of the business and the private hospital industry after starting with the Company in 1968. Mr Siddle has extensive experience in the management of private hospitals and has been integrally involved in Ramsay Health Care’s successful expansion through construction, mergers and acquisitions. He serves as a member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and is Chair of the Nomination Committee.

Mr Siddle was a director of Prime Media Group Limited, one of Australia’s largest regional television and radio operators, from April 1985 to November 2015.

Mr Siddle is also a trustee of the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

In addition to Ramsay Health Care Limited, during the last three years Mr Siddle has also served as a director of the following listed company:

  • Prime Media Group Limited (Retired November 2015)
Peter J Evans FCA
Deputy Chairman
Appointed 27/05/14 (Appointed as a Director 29/12/90)

Mr Peter Evans was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Company on 27 May 2014, having formerly served as a Non-Executive Director since his appointment to the Board in 1990. Mr Evans began working with Ramsay Health Care in 1969. He is a Chartered Accountant who was in public practice for over 20 years with predecessor firms of KPMG. He has specialised in the financial management of hospitals and has had extensive experience in the health care field for 45 years. Mr Evans is Chairman of both the Company’s Audit and Risk Management Committees and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Evans is also a trustee of the Paul Ramsay Foundation and has been actively involved with several other charitable organisations over many years.

In addition to Ramsay Health Care Limited, during the last three years Mr Evans has also served as a director of the following listed company:

  • Prime Media Group Limited (Retired November 2014)
Craig McNally
Craig McNally
Managing Director & CEO, Ramsay Health Care

Appointed 03/07/17

Mr Craig McNally was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ramsay Health Care (Ramsay) on 3 July 2017, after serving seven years with Ramsay Health Care as Chief Operating Officer and 22 years prior to this in various roles including Head of Global Strategy and European Operations.

Mr McNally is one of Ramsay’s longest serving Executives having commenced with the Company in 1988.  He was initially employed as a Hospital Executive in Ramsay’s Sydney-based mental health facilities, before taking over divisional responsibility for acute medical and surgical hospitals in the early nineties.

In 1995, he became Ramsay’s Head of Strategic Development, and for the last two decades has been responsible for the development and implementation of Ramsay’s growth strategy including brownfield expansions, international market assessments, mergers and acquisitions and new business strategies.  As the Company’s chief negotiator and deal-maker he has been at the forefront of all the major acquisitions and deals completed by Ramsay Health Care. His unique ability to assess the opportunities and risks associated with new business ventures and to evaluate their ‘strategic fit’, as well as his sound judgement and insight, has ensured the Company’s successful growth both domestically and internationally.  

In his role as head of Ramsay’s UK, European and Asian businesses, Mr McNally has been responsible for leading these teams through the challenging acquisition and merger phases and ensuring their successful integration with Ramsay Health Care and adoption of The Ramsay Way culture.

Bruce R Soden B.Comm CA FAICD
Group Finance Director
Appointed 02/01/97

Mr Bruce Soden Group Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, a role he has held since early 1997. Mr Soden is responsible for all financial operations and corporate governance functions of the business including treasury, banking and finance, legal and company secretariat, investor relations and group accounting and taxation. Over his extensive time with the Group, Mr Soden has led the company’s capital management strategy through many critical milestones including the acquisition of the privatised Department of Veteran Affairs hospitals Hollywood (1994) and Greenslopes (1995), Ramsay’s listing on the ASX in 1997, the company-transforming acquisition of Affinity Health Care in 2005, each of the international mergers and acquisitions and all debt and equity raisings.

Since listing and under Mr Soden’s financial leadership, Ramsay’s enterprise value has grown from under $400 million in 1997 to approximately $17 Billion currently.

Mr Soden is also a member of the Board’s Risk Management Committee.

Mr Soden is a Director of Ramsay Générale de Santé, a publicly listed hospital operator in France in which Ramsay Health Care (UK) Limited has a controlling interest, and he is also a Director of Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, the Company’s joint venture with Sime Darby.

Prior to being appointed Group Finance Director in 1997, Mr Soden was Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer of Ramsay’s operating entities. Prior to that he spent four years based in New Orleans as Director and Senior Vice President of Ramsay Health Care Inc, a listed US health care company.

Before joining Ramsay in 1987, Mr Soden was a financial consultant for a major global accounting firm for 11 years.

Patricia Akopiantz
Patricia Akopiantz BA MBA
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 28/04/15

Ms Patricia Akopiantz has over 30 years’ experience in consumer-facing businesses in Australia and overseas. She has been a non-executive director for the last 15 years and has served on numerous boards including Coles Group, AXA Asia Pacific and Energy Australia.

Previously, she was with McKinsey & Company where she helped lead the Retail and Consumer Goods Practice and advised a range of clients on strategy. Her executive career included roles as General Manager Marketing at David Jones and Vice President for an American apparel manufacturer. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

In addition to Ramsay Health Care, Ms Akopiantz currently serves as the Chairman of AMP Bank Limited and as a non-executive director on the Board of AMP Limited. She is also Chairman of AMP’s People and Remuneration Committee and a Member of AMP Limited’s Nominations and Governance Committee and Risk Committee. Ms Akopiantz is also on the Board of the Belvoir Theatre Company.

In addition to Ramsay Health Care Limited, during the last three years, Ms Akopiantz has also served as a director of the following listed company:

  • AMP Limited (Appointed March 2011)
Rod H McGeoch AO LLB MAICD
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 03/07/97

Mr Rod McGeoch is a past Chairman of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a leading Australian law firm and has been a solicitor for 40 years. He was Chief Executive of Sydney's successful bid for the 2000 Olympic Games and served on the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games until November 1998. Mr McGeoch is also a past Chairman of SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited.

Currently Mr McGeoch is Chairman of Vantage Private Equity Growth Limited, Chairman of Chubb Insurance Australia Limited, BGP Holdings Plc Malta and is also Deputy Chairman of the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust. Mr McGeoch also holds a number of honorary positions. In 1990 he was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia for services to Law and the Community and in 2013, also awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Community through contributions to a range of organisations and to sport, particularly through leadership in securing the Sydney Olympic Games. He is also a director of Destination NSW. In January 2013, Mr McGeoch was appointed Honorary Consul General of Luxembourg in Australia.

In addition to Ramsay Health Care Limited, during the last three years Mr McGeoch has also served as a director of the following listed companies:

  • SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited (Appointed September 2002) (Resigned October 2014)
Kerry C D Roxburgh BCom MBA MESAA
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 03/07/97

Mr Kerry Roxburgh is a Practitioner Member of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association of Australia.

He is currently the Lead Independent non-executive Director of Ramsay Health Care Ltd, and a non-executive director of the Medical Indemnity Protection Society and of MIPS Insurance Ltd.

He is Chairman of Eclipx Group Limited and of Tyro Payments Ltd.

In 2000 he completed a 3 year term as CEO of E*TRADE Australia (a business that he co-founded in 1997), becoming its non-executive Chairman until June 2007, when it was acquired by the ANZ Bank. Prior to this appointment he was an Executive Director of Hong Kong Bank of Australia Group (now HSBC Australia Ltd) where for 10 years from 1986, he held various positions including Head of Corporate Finance and Executive Chairman of the group’s stockbroker, James Capel Australia. Until 1986 Mr Roxburgh was in practice for more than 20 years as a Chartered Accountant.

Until 31 December 2015, he was Chairman of Tasman Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd and Deputy Chairman of Marshall Investments Pty. Ltd.

In addition to Ramsay Health Care Limited, during the last three years Mr Roxburgh also served as a director of the following listed companies:

  • Eclipx Group Limited (Appointed March 2015) (Currently Chairman)
  • Charter Hall Limited (Retired November 2014)
Margaret Seale
Margaret Seale BA FAICD
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 28/04/15

Ms Margaret (Margie) Seale is a Non-Executive Director and serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee. Ms Seale also has current directorships at Telstra Corporation Limited, Bank of Queensland Limited and Scentre Group Limited. She is a member of the Audit Committee for Telstra, a member of each of the Technology and Remuneration Committees for Bank of Queensland and a member of each of the Audit and Risk and Human Resources Committees at Scentre Group.

Ms Seale is a professional non-executive director with 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles in Australia and overseas in the global publishing, health and consumer goods industries, doing business in Asia and across multinational markets.  

In her most recent executive role, Ms Seale was Managing Director of Random House Australia and New Zealand and President, Asia Development for Random House globally. She stepped down from Random House in November, 2012 but remained on the board until 2016, including a period of time as Non-Executive Chair of the newly formed Penguin Random House Australia and New Zealand. During her time as Managing Director, the publishing industry transitioned from an entirely print world to a mixed print and digital environment.  Prior to this she held national sales and marketing roles in a number of industries.

In 2015 Ms Seale founded philanthropic literary travel company, Ponder & See.

Ms Seale was educated at the University of Sydney.

In addition to Ramsay Health Care Limited, during the last three years, Ms Seale has also served as a Director of the following listed companies:

  • Telstra Corporation Limited (Appointed May 2012);
  • Bank of Queensland Limited (Appointed January 2014); and
  • Scentre Group Limited (Appointed February 2016).
David Thodey
David Thodey AO BA FAICD
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 28/11/17

David Thodey AO is a global business leader who has had a strong executive career in the technology and telecommunications industries, with more than 30 years of experience creating brand and shareholder value. 

In addition to being a non-executive Director of Ramsay Health Care, Mr Thodey is currently Chairman of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Chairman of JobsNSW focused on job creation in NSW, as well as an Ambassador for business events in NSW. He is also the Chairman of the NSW Government’s Quantum Computing Fund Advisory Panel.

Mr Thodey is on the Advisory Boards of SquarePeg Capital and Unified Healthcare Group (UHG) and is on the Investment Committee of Evans and Partners Global Disruption Fund.

He also had a successful career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, and prior to that he was CEO of IBM.

Mr Thodey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, attended the Kellogg School of Management postgraduate General Management Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from Deakin University in 2016.

He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2017 for his service to business and the promotion of ethical leadership and workplace diversity.


Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

John O'Grady
John D C O'Grady LLB FAICD
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Appointed 23/01/07

Mr John O’Grady has a background as a corporate and commercial lawyer and is admitted to practice in New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He has served as a non-executive director of a number of boards, including the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and the Major Events Board in South Australia. Prior to joining Ramsay in January 2007, he was in private practice with a strong corporate governance focus and experience in contract negotiation, finance and corporate law.

Mr O’Grady heads up the Global Legal team and has responsibility for coordinating Risk Management throughout the Group. He also provides input into all major acquisitions of the Ramsay Group globally and advises the Board and Executive on corporate governance.

Mr O’Grady also has Group responsibility for all company secretarial functions, including liaising with the ASX, ASIC and other regulatory bodies.