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Ramsay Health Care Board Members

Ramsay Health Care Board Members

Michael S 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 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 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 BA MBA GAICD
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 15/11/18

Alison Deans has 25 years’ experience building technology-enabled businesses involved in media, ecommerce, financial services and health, and across leadership roles as an Executive, as a Director and in venture capital.

Ms Deans joined the board of Ramsay Health Care in November 2018. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, Cochlear Limited, SCEGGS Darlinghurst and Deputy Pty Ltd. She is also on the Investment Committee of MainSequence Ventures.

In her executive career Ms Deans was previously the CEO of eBay Australia and New Zealand, CEO of eCorp Limited, (a publicly listed portfolio of digital businesses), CEO of Hoyts Cinemas, and most recently CEO of netus Pty Ltd - a technology investment company acquired by Fairfax.

Ms Deans also spent seven years as a Consultant with McKinsey and Company and is currently a Senior Advisor with the firm. She 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
Rod H McGeoch AO LLB MAICD
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 48 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 BGP Holdings Plc Malta, Chairman of Vantage Private Equity Growth Limited, Chairman of Chubb Australia Insurance Limited, Director of Corporation America Airports S.A, Director of Southern Cone Foundation, Vaduz 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, was 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 was Co-Chairman of the Australian New Zealand Leadership Forum until 2017 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 Investment S.a.r.l Luxembourg (Resigned December 2016)
James McMurdo BSc (Economics), ACA
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 10/09/19

James McMurdo has over 30 years finance and banking experience. He has a background in corporate advisory spanning across M&A, strategic advisory and financing with experience across multiple industries including the healthcare sector. He has held senior operating management roles and worked extensively in both the Asia Pacific and European regions.

He is currently Vice Chairman of Investment Banking for Deutsche Bank based in Hong Kong. He has held senior management roles at Deutsche Bank including Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Head of Corporate and Investment Bank for Asia Pacific and CEO for Australia and New Zealand. He sat on the firm’s Global Executive Committee for the Corporate and Investment Bank for the four years up to August this year when took up his current role.

Prior to this, he was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he held senior positions in the Investment Banking Division in Australia and Europe.

Mr McMurdo holds a degree in Economics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales.

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.

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.

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

In addition to Ramsay Health Care Limited, during the last three years Mr Roxburgh also served as a director of the 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 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 a director of Tyro Payments Limited (a leading alternative payments provider), Xero Limited (a small business accounting software company) and Vodafone Group Plc (a global telecommunications company).

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, the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee.

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

  • Xero Limited (Appointed June 2019)
  • Vodafone Group Plc (Appointed September 2019)

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Henrietta Rowe
Henrietta Rowe B Econ (Soc Sci) (Hons), LLB (Hons), FGIA
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Appointed 25/06/19

Henrietta was appointed Group General Counsel & Company Secretary on 25 June 2019 and is responsible for the Group legal and secretariat functions.

Henrietta has more than 12 years’ experience with leading global law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, and in-house at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, specialising in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, capital management, executive remuneration, as well as general corporate and contractual advice.

Henrietta holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.