Our board members
Major General Gregory Garde AO RFD (Ret'd) BA (Hons) LLM
Greg was previously a Queens Counsel representing and advising clients including companies in the health insurance and health services sectors. He has also served as Chairman of the Business Strategy Committee, Investment Committee and of the Defence Health Foundation.
|Mr Michael Bassingthwaighte AM FAICD
Appointed to the Board in July 2001
Michael served as Chairman of the Board from January 2004 to October 2011. Michael is also the Chair of HAMB Systems Ltd, a Director of the Australian Health Service Alliance Ltd and the Illawarra Business Chamber Ltd. He is also the CEO of Lysaght Peoplecare Limited, National Health Benefits Australia Pty Ltd and Reserve Bank Health Society Ltd.
|Mr Alan Beckett BEc FCA GAICD
Appointed to the Board in January 2006
Alan is Deputy Chairman of the Defence Audit & Risk Committee and of Note Printing Australia Ltd, is Chairman of Basper Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of Westbourne Credit Ltd and a member of the Very Special Kids Foundation. Alan possesses a wealth of financial experience gained from a career in professional practice. He was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Partners of Ernst & Young Oceania, having previously held Managing Partner positions in the Melbourne Office and Australian Assurance Practice of that firm. He also represented the Australian practice on both the International Executive Audit Committee and International Risk Committee.
|Mrs Julie Blackburn BNurs GradDip Midwifery GAICD
Appointed to the Board in December 2011
Julie has provided her expertise to a number of Defence-focused committees over the past 5 years. She is the immediate past National Convenor of Defence Families of Australia and is currently the Chair of the Defence Health Foundation.
|Air Commodore Philip Byrne BA FACDSS MAICD
Appointed to the Board in April 2005
Philip is also a Director of the Defence Health Foundation and a member of the RAAF Reserve.
|Colonel Anthony Hambleton AM CSC GAICD
Appointed to the Board in February 2014
Anthony has been in the Australian Army for 32 years. He has broad command, leadership and operational experience. He has considerable knowledge and exposure within the Defence personnel domain having served as Director General Personnel for Army. He is also a member of the Army Reserve.
|Mr Garry Richardson FAICD
Appointed to the Board in February 2011
Garry is also a Director of Calvary Ministries Ltd. Garry brings to Defence Health a broad experience in both the health and financial industries being past Managing Director of NMHI (trading as HBA and Mutual Community), past Commissioner of PHIAC (now part of APRA), past Chairs of Southern Health, Housing Guarantee Fund, Health Super, Little Company of Mary Health Care and the National Blood Authority and a past director of the National Board of Australian Red Cross.
|Ms Alice Williams FCPA FAICD CFA ISFA AIF
Appointed to the Board in February 2010
Alice is also a Director of Equity Trustees Limited, Guild Group, Djerriwarrah Investments Ltd, Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Port of Melbourne Corporation and Cooper Energy Ltd, a Council member of the Cancer Council of Victoria and a member of the Felton Bequest Committee.