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Ramsay Health Care Board Members

Ramsay Health Care Board Members

Michael S Siddle
Michael S Siddle
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 People & Remuneration Committee and is Chair of the Nomination & Governance 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.

Peter J Evans
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 Global Risk Management Committees and a member of the People & 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.

Craig McNally
Craig McNally
CEO & Managing Director
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 and European business, 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. His quiet but assured leadership style is well-respected throughout the organisation.

Prior to joining Ramsay Health Care in 1988, Mr McNally was an executive of a private hospital in Sydney following completion of a health administration degree at the University of New South Wales.

He is married with three children and an enthusiastic fan of football, baseball and rugby.

Bruce R Soden
Bruce R Soden B.Comm CA FAICD
Group Finance Director
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 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 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.

Alison Deans
Alison Deans
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 15/11/18

Ms Alison Deans has more than 25 years’ experience in senior management and joined the Ramsay Health Care Board in November 2018.

Ms Deans founded and launched eBay in Australia in late 1999 and established clear market leadership and profitability within 18 months. From 2000 to 2003, as CEO and Executive Director of eCorp Limited, she led the portfolio of businesses from losses of $30 million per year to profitability. This included the turnaround of Ticketek and the effective privatisation of eCorp through a selective capital reduction.

Ms Deans was CEO of Hoyts Cinemas from 2003 to 2004, then Investment Executive of Consolidated Press Holdings, the private investment company of the Packer family. During this role, she maximised the value of two investments: the Hoyts Group and Jurlique.

In 2006, Ms Deans became a co-founder and Executive Director of netus Pty Limited, a technology investment company focused on building consumer web businesses in the Australian market in partnership with international category leaders.

Ms Deans holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Master of Arts from Trinity College at Cambridge University.

Ms Deans is a member of the People & Remuneration Committee.

In the past three years, Ms Deans has served as a director of the following listed companies:

  • Cochlear Limited (Appointed February 2015)
  • Westpac Banking Corporation (Appointed April 2014)
  • Insurance Australia Group Limited (Resigned October 2017)
Rod H McGeoch
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 Growth Limited 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 Honorary Consul General of Luxembourg in Australia.

Mr McGeoch is Chairman of the People & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee.

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

  • BGP Holdings Plc Malta and BGP Investment S.a.r.l Luxembourg (Appointed November 2009) (Currently Chairman)
Kerry C D Roxburgh
Kerry C D Roxburgh BCom MBA MeSAFAA
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 03/07/97

Mr Kerry Roxburgh is a Practitioner Member of the Stockbrokers 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.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of AON Risk Solutions in Australia.

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.

Mr Roxburgh is a member of the Audit, Global Risk Management and Nomination & Governance Committees.

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

  • Eclipx Group Limited (Appointed March 2015) (Currently Chairman)
Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff
Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff PhD
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 30/10/18

Dr Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff PhD joined the Ramsay Health Care Board in October 2018, bringing expertise in market growth strategies, business development, and operational performance improvement in hospitals.

Dr Süssmuth Dyckerhoff has extensive global experience in hospitals and health care across Europe, Asia, and the USA. She joined McKinsey & Company in Switzerland in 1995 and was transferred to the USA focusing on supporting healthcare companies, including pharmaceutical/medical device companies, payor, provider and health systems in Europe and the USA.

In 2006, Dr Süssmuth Dyckerhoff transferred to China, was elected Senior Partner in 2010 and supported health care companies as well as governments across Asia. She also led McKinsey’s Asia-wide Health Systems and Services Sector. Dr Süssmuth Dyckerhoff also supports three start-ups, and in September 2017 she joined the Board of med tech start-up Cyrcadia.

Dr Süssmuth Dyckerhoff studied Business Administration at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland as well as at ESADE, Barcelona where she graduated with an MBA/CEMS Master. She also holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of St Gallen/University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

Dr Süssmuth Dyckerhoff is a member of the Global Risk Management Committee.

In the past three years, Dr Süssmuth Dyckerhoff has served as a director of the following listed companies:

  • Hoffmann La Roche (Appointed March 2016)
  • Clariant AG (Appointed April 2016)
David Thodey AO
David Thodey AO
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 Jobs for NSW 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 and a director of Tyro Payments Limited.

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 and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from University of Technology Sydney in 2018.  

Mr Thodey is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

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

Mr Thodey is a member of the Global Risk Management Committee and the Audit Committee.

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

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 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.