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nib Board and Executive

L–R: Steve Crane, Dr Annette Carruthers, Christine McLoughlin, Harold Bentley, Lee Ausburn, Philip Gardner, Mark Fitzgibbon

STEVE CRANE
BCommerce (University of Newcastle),
FAICD, SF Fin

Chairman
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Steve is the current Chairman of nib holdings limited and has been a Director since September 2010. He is also Chairman of nib health funds limited and IMAN Australian Health Plans Pty Limited.

Steve has more than 40 years’ of financial market experience, as well as an extensive background in publicly-listed companies.

Steve was previously the Chief Executive of BZW Australia and ABN AMRO and was a Non-Executive Director of a number of listed companies including Investa Property Group (Chairman), Foodland Associates, Adelaide Bank Limited and Adelaide Managed Funds.

He was also the Chairman of the Investment Banking and Securities Association and a Trustee of Australian Reward Investment Alliance.

Currently, Steve is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Pipeline Limited (APA Group), Transfield Services Limited and the Bank of Queensland Limited. He is also Chairman of Global Valve Technology Limited, Deputy Chairman of the Taronga Conservation Society Australia and a member of the CIMB Advisory Council.

MARK FITZGIBBON
MBA (UTS), MA (MGSM), ALCA (Charles Sturt University), FAICD
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Executive Director

Mark joined nib health funds limited in October 2002 as Chief Executive Officer and was appointed Managing Director of nib holdings limited in May 2007.

He is also a Director of a number of nib subsidiary companies including nib health funds limited, nib nz holdings limited, nib nz limited and IMAN Australian Health Plans Pty Ltd and nib Options Pty Ltd.

Mark was previously CEO of both the national and NSW peak industry bodies for licensed clubs and has held several CEO positions in local government, including General Manager of Bankstown Council between 1995 and 1999.

Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former Director of the Newcastle Knights and the Australian Health Services Alliance.

LEE AUSBURN
MPharm (University of Sydney), BPharm (University of Sydney), Dip Hosp Pharm (University of Sydney), GAICD
Director
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Lee was appointed to the Board of nib holdings limited in November 2013. She is also a Director of nib health funds limited and IMAN Australian Health Plans Pty Ltd.

Lee is a member of the People and Remuneration Committee and the Risk and Reputation Committee.

With more than 30 years’ experience in pharmaceuticals, Lee is an experienced Non-Executive Director with a wealth of knowledge in the global health industry. She is currently a Director of Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, a pharmaceutical wholesaling and retail business and SomnoMed Ltd, a medical device company.

Lee is also Vice President of the Pharmacy Foundation at the University of Sydney. 

HAROLD BENTLEY
MA (Hons), FCA, FCSA, FGIA
Director
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Harold has been a Director of nib holdings limited since November 2007.

He is also a Director of nib health funds limited, nib nz holdings limited, nib nz limited and IMAN Australian Health Plans Pty Ltd.

Harold is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Reputation and Investment Committees. He also serves on the Committees of nib’s New Zealand subsidiaries.

Harold has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industry with particular expertise in the transition of private companies to a listed environment. He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Promina Group and an Audit Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in finance and insurance companies.

DR ANNETTE CARRUTHERS
MBBS (Hons) (University of Sydney), FRACGP, FAICD, GradDipAppFinn
Director
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Annette was appointed as a Director of nib holdings limited in September 2007.

She is also a Director of nib health funds limited, nib health care services pty ltd, nib nz holdings limited, nib nz limited, IMAN Australian Health Plans Pty Ltd and The Heights Private Hospital Pty Ltd.

Annette is the Chairman of the Risk and Reputation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. She also serves on the Committees of nib’s New Zealand subsidiaries.

Medically trained as a general practitioner, Annette has extensive experience in the health industry.

Her current directorships include the NSW Board of the Medical Board of Australia, the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Advisory Board, and Hunter Primary Care Ltd.

Annette is also a member of the NSW Medical Experts Committee of Avant Insurance Ltd and conjoint senior lecturer in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle.

She is a former Director of the Heart Foundation (National and NSW Division) and the Hunter Area Health Service, and a founding Director of Hunter Urban Division of General Practice (now Hunter Medicare Local).

PHILIP GARDNER
BComm (University of Newcastle), CPA, CCM, FAICD, JP
Director
Independent Non-Executive Director

Philip was appointed as a Director of nib holdings limited in May 2007.

He is also a Director of nib health funds and IMAN Australian Health Plans Pty Ltd.

Philip is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Audit and People and Remuneration Committees.

Philip is the current CEO of The West’s Group Australia and a Director of Hunter Funds Management Limited.

CHRISTINE MCLOUGHLIN
BA, LLB (Hons) (Australian National University), FAICD
Director
Independent Non-Executive Director

Christine was appointed to the Board of nib holdings limited in March 2011.

She is also a Director of nib holdings limited, nib health funds limited, and IMAN Australian Health Plans Pty Ltd.

Christine is Chairman of the People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk and Reputation Committee.

She is also a Director of Whitehaven Coal Limited and Chairman of the Australian Payments Council. Christine’s term as a Director of Westpac’s insurance businesses will end in September 2014.

Christine has more than 25 years of experience in leading Australian businesses with a background in strategy, communications, commercial law, government and regulatory affairs, and human resources.

In the charitable sector Christine contributes as a Director of The St James Ethics Centre, Deputy Chairman of The Smith Family, and was formerly a Director of the AMP Foundation. Christine is also a member of the Minter Ellison Advisory Board.