Bruce R Soden B.Comm CA FAICD
Group Finance Director
Mr Bruce Soden, a chartered accountant, is 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 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 in excess of $18 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.