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10 11 Bruce R Soden B.Comm CA FAICD Group Finance Director and CFO Appointed 02/01/97 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. Over his extensive time with the Group, he has led the Company’s capital management strategy through many critical milestones including major acquisitions both nationally and internationally and all debt and equity raisings. Since listing and under his financial leadership, Ramsay’s enterprise value has grown from under $400 million in 1997 to in excess of $12 billion currently. Mr Soden is a member of the Board’s Risk Management Committee and 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. Before 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. 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 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 Services 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. 11 10 9 3 7 1 2 8 4 6 5 14 RAMSAY HEALTH CARE ANNUAL REPORT 2015


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