About Us:Ramsay Health Care Board Members

Ramsay Health Care Board Members

Michael Siddle

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 Chief Executive of the Company. 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 and Nomination Committees.

Mr Siddle is a director and former Deputy Chairman of Prime Media Group Limited, one of Australia’s largest regional television and radio operators, with media experience in Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

He has also been Deputy Chairman of The Paul Ramsay Group of Companies for over 30 years and has extensive experience in property development.

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

During the last three years Mr Siddle has also served as a director of the following listed company:

  • Prime Media Group Limited (Appointed April 1985)

Peter J Evans FCA MAICD
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 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.

During the last three years Mr Evans has also served as a director of the following listed company:

  • Prime Media Group Limited (Appointed March 1991)
Peter Evans

Christopher P Rex

Christopher P Rex
Managing Director – Appointed 01/07/08

Mr Chris Rex is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company having assumed this role on 1 July 2008 after 13 years as Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

Mr Rex has played a key role in developing the Company’s excellent record in hospital management and his ability to run hospitals efficiently and effectively is widely acknowledged. Chris has been instrumental in setting Ramsay’s growth strategy, a strategy which has seen the Company’s revenues expand more than 10 fold over the past decade and included the transformational acquisitions of Affinity Health Care and Ramsay’s first major offshore acquisition of Capio UK, the UK’s fourth largest independent hospital provider.

Prior to joining Ramsay Health Care in 1995, Chris worked as a manager in the public health service in the United Kingdom and subsequently moved into the private sector where he worked for BUPA, the UK’s largest Health Insurer. In 1988, he moved to Australia, as General Manager of Macquarie Hospital Services.

Mr Rex is the current President of the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA), the peak body representing private hospitals in Australia. He is also a Director of the Football Federation Australia, the governing body of football in Australia.

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

Mr Bruce Soden, a chartered accountant, is Group Finance Director 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 25 years 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 approximately $5.7 billion currently.
Mr Soden is also a member of the Board’s Risk Committee.

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.

Bruce Soden

Anthony Clark, AM

Anthony J Clark AM FCA FAICD
Non-Executive Director – Appointed 06/10/98

Mr Tony Clark is a Chartered Accountant and was formerly Managing Partner of KPMG NSW. In 1995 Mr Clark was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for services to Business, Commerce and Community.

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

During the last three years Mr Clark has also served as a director of the following listed companies:

  • Carlton Investments Limited (Appointed June 2000)
  • Amalgamated Holdings Limited (Appointed October 1998) (Resigned October 2013)
  • Sphere Minerals Limited (Appointed  November 2010)

I Patrick S Grier AM MAICD
Non-Executive Director – Appointed 01/07/08

Mr Pat Grier has been employed as an executive in the private health care industry for more than 20 years. In June 2008, he retired as Chief Executive Officer of Ramsay Health Care Limited after joining the Company in 1988 and serving at the helm since 1994. During this time, he oversaw the successful float of Ramsay Health Care Limited on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1997 and growth in annual revenues from approximately $200 million to more than $3 billion (2008 financial year). He oversaw a series of successful transforming acquisitions which saw Ramsay Health Care Limited grow to become one of Australia’s most respected and largest private hospital operators.

Prior to joining Ramsay, he was with Hospital Corporation Australia.

He has served as both President and Chairman of the Australian Private Hospitals Association for over 10 years and sits on a number of industry committees. He has been one of the main architects of the balanced health care system in Australia and for his contribution to the health care sector was awarded the Order of Australia. Mr Grier served as an Executive Director on the Ramsay Health Care Board for 12 years and from 1 July 2008 continues as a non-executive Director of the Ramsay Health Care Board.

Mr Grier is Chairman of Estia Health Pty Ltd and is also a member of the Skin Cancer Network Advisory Board.  He was previously Chairman of the Domain Principal Group.

During the last three years Mr Grier has also served as a director of the following listed company:

  • Prime Media Group Limited (Appointed June 2008)
Pat Grier

Rod McGeoch, AM

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 Sky City Entertainment Group Limited.

Currently Mr McGeoch is Chairman of Vantage Private Equity Group Limited and Mediaworks Limited in New Zealand, 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. Mr McGeoch is Co-Chairman of the Australian New Zealand Leadership Forum and is also a director of Destination NSW. In January 2013, Mr McGeoch was appointed Consul General of Luxembourg in Australia.

During the last three years Mr McGeoch has also served as a director of the following listed companies:

  • Sky City Entertainment Group Limited (Appointed September 2002)
  • BGP Holdings Plc Malta and BGP Investment S.a.r.l Luxembourg (Appointed November 2009) (Currently Chairman)

Kerry C D Roxburgh B.Comm MBA MESAA
Non-Executive Director – Appointed 03/07/97

Mr Kerry Roxburgh is a Stockbrokers Association of Australia Practitioner Member.

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 Charter Hall Limited, of Tyro Payments Ltd and of Tasman Cargo Airlines Pty Ltd. He is Deputy Chairman of Marshall Investments Pty. Ltd.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of AON Insurance.

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.

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

  • Charter Hall Limited (Appointed April 2005) (Currently Chairman)
Kerry Roxburgh

John D C 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 and the Major Events Board in South Australia. Prior to joining Ramsay, 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 Legal Services team within the Group 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.