RAMSAY HEALTH CARE LIMITED
Mr David Thodey AO is a business leader with an executive career in the technology and
telecommunications industries, garnering more than 30 years' experience creating brand and
In addition to being a Non-Executive Director and Lead Independent Director of Ramsay Health
Care, Mr Thodey is Chair of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth
Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Chair of Tyro Payments Limited
(a leading alternative payments provider) and Xero Limited (a small business accounting
Mr Thodey was previously CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and
information services company, and, prior to that, CEO of IBM ANZ.
Mr Thodey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University,
Wellington, New Zealand; he 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, as well as 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).
Mr Thodey was awarded an Order of Australia in 2017 for his service to business and the
promotion of ethical leadership and workplace diversity.
In the past three years, Mr Thodey has served as a Director of the following listed companies:
• Xero Limited (Appointed June 2019)
• Tyro Payments Limited (Appointed November 2018)
• Vodafone Group Plc (Resigned July 2020)
Mr Thodey is the Lead Independent Director and is a member of the following Committees:
• Nomination & Governance Committee (Chair)
• People & Remuneration Committee (Member)
Ms Rowe was appointed Group General Counsel & Company Secretary on 25 June 2019 and is
responsible for the Group legal, governance and secretariat functions.
Ms Rowe has more than 14 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 and capital management.
She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws
(Honours) from the University of Sydney, is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia
and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Law Committee.
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