Bruce R Soden B.Comm CA FAICD
FINANCE DIRECTOR & CFO – Appointed 02 /01/97
Mr Bruce Soden, a chartered accountant, is 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 $15.5 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
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 E 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
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 Limited, 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
• AMP Limited (Appointed March 2011)
Anthony J Clark AM FCA FAICD
FORMER NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Appointed 06/10/98 & retired 09/11/2016
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. He retired from the Board following the
Company’s 2016 Annual General Meeting on 9 November 2016.
Mr Clark is a director of the 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)
• Sphere Minerals Limited (Resigned June 2016)
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