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Board of Directors
Michael Siddle is Chairman of Ramsay Health Care and a founding director. He joined the company in 1968, and possesses significant knowledge of the healthcare sector and the private hospital industry. He served as Deputy Chairman for 17 years before becoming Chairman in 2014. Michael also has decades of media experience in Australia and overseas, and is a director and former Deputy Chairman of Prime Media Group Limited, one of Australia’s largest regional television and radio operators.
Peter Evans joined Ramsay Health Care in 1969, and served as a Non-Executive Director for 24 years before being appointed Deputy Chairman in 2014. He’s a Chartered Accountant and, prior to joining Ramsay Health Care, was in public practice for over 20 years with predecessor firms of KPMG. He specialised in the financial management of hospitals and has more than 45 years’ experience in the healthcare field. Peter has been actively involved with several other charitable organisations over many years, including the Southern Highlands Foundation, Hope Health, Church Army, Shoalhaven Anglican and the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
Tony Clark AM, FCA, FAICD
Tony Clark joined the board of Ramsay Healthcare Limited in October 1998. He has had broad experience as a director of listed companies and previously practiced as a chartered accountant, retiring as Managing Partner of KPMG NSW in 1998. In 1995 he was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for services to business, commerce and community.
His other directorships include Carlton Investments Limited since 1980 and Sphere Minerals Limited since 2011. Mr Clark has served as a director of the following listed companies in addition to serving as Deputy Chairman of Tourism Australia:
- Telstra Corporation Limited
- Amalgamated Holdings Limited
- Cumnock Coal Limited
Robert McLean AM
Rob is a private equity investor and company director. He had a 25 year career with McKinsey and Company where he was Managing Partner for Australia and New Zealand, and most recently as a Senor Adviser to the Firm. Rob contributed to the Firm’s strategy practice and served on the Directors Committee of the Firm.
In business Rob served on the boards of CSR, Pacific Dunlop and Elders. He recently completed a second term on the Reserve Bank Payment Systems Board. He currently sits on the board of data analytics company Zetaris, funds manager Remerga, he is an alternate director of Maths Pathway and a member of the Advisory Board of 5V Capital.
In education Rob was Dean and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW. He is a member of the Dean’s Circle of UNSW Medicine.
In the community Rob serves as Chair of The Nature Conservancy Australia Board, as a council member of Philanthropy Australia and as a director of The Centre for Independent Studies. He was the founding Chairman of Social Ventures Australia and a former President of The Benevolent Society. The McLean Foundation, a PAF established by Rob and his wife Paula, funds initiatives in conservation, literacy and education.
Rob obtained a first class honours degree in Economic Statistics from the University of New England, and an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. In 2011 he became a member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to social welfare, conservation and to business.
Michael Traill AM
Michael is a social purpose and business Chair and director. His current board roles are as Chair of Goodstart Early Learning, the SVA Social Impact Fund, and Assetic. He is also a director of Sunsuper, MH Carnegie & Co, Australian Schools Plus, Australian Philanthropic Services and the National Museum of Australia.
Following a successful 15 year investment banking career at Macquarie Bank as co-founder of the Bank’s original private equity business, he became founding Chief Executive of Social Ventures Australia (SVA) in 2002. Michael led SVA as it built a reputation for providing partnership solutions that brought business disciplines and innovative social investment practice to the challenge of solving Australia’s entrenched problems of social disadvantage. During Michael’s 12 year tenure SVA grew to a nationally respected organisation with a high quality team of over 50 people. He was also closely involved in the creation of the unique GoodStart non-profit syndicate, now a successful $900m social enterprise, which acquired the assets of the failed ABC childcare centres in 2010.
He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Harvard University.
He is the author of ‘Jumping Ship – from the world of corporate Australia to the heart of social investment’ published by Hardie Grant.
Greg Hutchinson AM (Chairman)
Greg Hutchinson has been involved in community development for almost 20 years. He was the founding CEO of The Australian Charities Fund and involved in establishing GoodStart Early Learning, Centre for Social Impact, ShareGift and Women’s Community Shelters, serving on these boards as well as Bell Shakespeare and Brandenburg Foundation. Greg was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his contribution to philanthropy, social enterprise, community and business. Greg is also an Advisory Partner at Bain & Company, working with major corporations on their strategic growth and operational change programs. During his 35 years with the firm he has served in global governance roles and led the establishment of several of Bain’s offices across Asia.
Simon Freeman – CEO
Simon Freeman became CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation in 2015, after five years as Group CFO and Company Secretary of the Paul Ramsay Group. A qualified chartered accountant, Simon moved to Australia from the UK in 2004 with Deloitte, and has since worked for a variety of financial institutions in banking, funds management and private equity.