Our board members

 

Greg Garde, Defence Health Board Chair

Major General Gregory Garde AO RFD (Ret'd) BA (Hons) LLM
Appointed to the Board in April 2004
Chairman of the Board since October 2011
Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Investment Committee

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. 

 

Alan Beckett, Defence Health Board Member Mr Alan Beckett BEc FCA GAICD

Appointed to the Board in January 2006 
Chair of the Risk Committee 
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee 

Alan is Deputy Chairman of the Defence Audit & Risk Committee and the Independent member on the RBA ‘s wholly owned subsidiary Note Printing Australia Ltd’s Audit & Risk Committee. He is a Non-Executive Director of Westbourne Credit Management Ltd, Westbourne Capital Pty. Ltd., Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd, MLA Donor Company Ltd and Integrity Systems Company Ltd. 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 the Australian Assurance Practice of that firm. He also represented the Australian practice on both the International Executive Audit Committee and International Risk Committee.

 

Julie Blackburn, Defence Health Board Member Ms Julie Blackburn BNurs GradDip Midwifery GAICD

Appointed to the Board in December 2011 
Member of the Risk and Compliance Committee
Chair of the Defence Health Foundation

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.

 

    

Group Captain Susan Stothart CSC B Bus M Mgt GAICD

Appointed to the Board in November 2016
Appointee Director of the Chief of Air Force 
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Risk Committee

Member of the Audit Committee

Susan has served for over thirty years in the Royal Australian Air Force, both in a full-time and reserve capacity. Her expertise lies within the fields of logistics and human resource management. Susan also serves as a Director of RAAF Welfare Recreation Company.

  

Anthony Hambleton, Defence Health Board Member Colonel Anthony Hambleton AM CSC GAICD

Appointed to the Board in February 2014 
Appointee Director of the Chief of Army 
Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee 
Director of the Defence Health Foundation

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.

 

Garry Richardson, Defence Health Board Member Mr Garry Richardson FAICD

Appointed to the Board in February 2011
Member of the Risk Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Garry is also a Director of Calvary Ministries Ltd and a member of the Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee. 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 [now Monash Health], Housing Guarantee Fund, Health Super, Health Super Financial Services, Little Company of Mary Health Care and the National Blood Authority and a past director of the National Board of Australian Red Cross and the International Federation of Health Funds.

 

Alice Williams, Defence Health Board Member Ms Alice Williams FCPA FAICD CFA ISFA AIF

Appointed to the Board in February 2010 
Chair of the Investment Committee 

Alice is also a Director of Equity Trustees Limited, Djerriwarrah Investments Ltd, Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Foreign Investment Review Board, Cooper Energy Ltd, Tobacco Free Portfolios Ltd and Barristers Chambers Ltd, and a member of the Felton Bequest Committee.

 

Mr Robin Burns FAICD

Appointed to the Board in October 2018

Member of the Investment Committee

Member of the Risk Committee

Member of the Audit Committee

Robin is the Chairman of Indue Ltd, a Director of 8IP Emerging Companies Ltd and the Weary Dunlop Rugby Foundation Ltd, and a member of the External Compliance Committee of PIMCO Australia Management Ltd.  Robin has over 30 years of executive experience in financial services, including as Managing Director of Equity Trustees Ltd and prior CEO roles in superannuation, life & health insurance and stockbroking. His initial professional qualification was in accounting.


 

Ms Carolyn Ireland MBA (Executive), CA, GAICD

Appointed to the Board in October 2018
Member of the Investment Committee 

Carolyn is also a Director of International Women’s Development Agency and has worked in senior roles in the finance, health insurance and investments sectors in organisations including Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Australian Unity Ltd, Macquarie Bank Ltd, and KPMG

 

 

Wing Commander Amy Beck BE (Hons) LLB GAICD MIEAust

Appointed to the Board in October 2017

Amy has served in the Air Force for 27 years. Her expertise is in sustainment and engineering, particularly technology integration. She has applied this expertise to a range of aircraft types and support systems. Amy is currently focused on reshaping business to leverage the opportunities presented by technology.