Michael has been with Peoplecare as CEO since 1982 and has been instrumental in driving the direction of the company.
He has been a key player in private health insurance in Australia and has played a major role in representing the interests of smaller funds within the industry. His other current appointments include:
Australian Health Service Alliance (AHSA) - Co-founder and Director
HAMB Systems Limited - Director
Members Health Funds Alliance – Director
Defence Health – Director
Coordinare Limited – Director
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute – Director
Australian Health Services Research Institute – Director
University of Wollongong – Community Reference Group
Members Own Health Funds Ltd - Director
Michael was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for his “significant service to the private health insurance industry and the community of the Illawarra region”.
Michael, our CEO, loves living back in the Gong, lots of Milo & ice-cream, travelling to see new places and working with a great bunch of people.
Dale is responsible for governance and risk management for Peoplecare and its customer insurers. Dale has a wealth of senior management experience across a range of industries including private health insurance, dental & eyecare practice management, finance, manufacturing, mining, and transport industries over the last 30 years.
Dale’s particular strengths are in general management, corporate governance, finance, and risk management.
Dale's other appointments include:
Cram Foundation - Chair of Finance Audit & Risk Committee
Chair of Members Health Funds Alliance Governance, Risk & Compliance Committee
Dale, our Deputy CEO, loves fishing in the Bay, running by the seaside, riding his Harley on weekends, and helping Peoplecare make great decisions for our members.
Anita joined Peoplecare in 2006 and is responsible for our customer service, operations, marketing and communications teams. She has over 20 years extensive health insurance experience in Australia and South-East Asia, including management roles in operations, customer service, sales & marketing, information systems and human resources.
Anita’s main focus is on giving our members the most exceptional level of service, making their health insurance as simple as possible and running our operations effectively and efficiently.
Anita’s other appointments include:
Members Health Funds Alliance Marketing Group – Chair
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman’s Consumer Website Reference Group – Member
IRT – Director
Destination Wollongong - Director
Anita, our marketing guru, loves her coffee with a double shot, Monday’s Body Combat class, playing online poker, and wowing our customers with everything we do.
Chris joined our Executive Team in September 2007. Chris is responsible for the provision of all financial management functions of the organisation and has more than 20 years' experience in the accounting and finance field, most of which time was spent working with organisations in the financial services industry.
His specialist skills include management reporting, statutory reporting, taxation and business planning and compliance. He also has a keen interest in treasury operations. Chris is also Company Secretary for Peoplecare.
Chris is a member of the Catholic Development Fund (CDF) Advisory Council and is also a member of the Finance, Insurance & Audit Committee.
Chris, our financial guru, loves his home brew, taking the kids to the footy, Thai curries, and making sure our finances track according to plan.
Maree joined Peoplecare in 2011 and is our Head of People & Culture. She has 20 years of HR Management experience across various industries, including education, hospitality and general insurance.
As Head of People & Culture, Maree is responsible for ensuring that our people processes and practices retain Peoplecare's status as a true employer of choice with an exceptional level of staff satisfaction. Maree supports our managers and staff in the areas of recruitment, training & development, WH&S, Human Resource policy, and cultural development.
Maree was awarded Australia's HR Manager of the Year for 2013 at the Australian HR Awards. Her particular areas of expertise are leadership development and training.
Maree, our People & Culture star, loves getting her tennis game on, breaking open her home renovation piggy bank for spontaneous travelling, exercising her liver with a glass of champers and growing a fun and varied workplace.
Melinda joined Peoplecare in 2009 and is our Head of Hospital & Health Services. She has extensive experience in the design and evaluation of health management programs for health insurance members, as well as clinical nursing experience in both hospital and community sectors.
Melinda has completed her PhD with the University of Wollongong in population health management. Melinda's main responsibility is to lead our hospital assessing and health services teams, as well as Peoplecare Eyes & Teeth, and ensure that a range of health services are available to members to keep them healthy.
Melinda is a Director of the Cram Foundation.
Mel, our clinical guru, loves those little packages of aeroplane food, sleeping in, doing the quiz in Saturday's paper and helping members recover where they're most comfy.
Peter joined Peoplecare in 2016 as Head of Strategy & Innovation. He is an experienced executive manager who has held a number of key roles in large engineering and services businesses, along with a number of iconic Australian and ASX-listed companies.
His experience crosses industry sectors from industrials, infrastructure and professional services, where he has a demonstrated track record of building value for businesses, their people and customers.
Peter was awarded Young Businessperson of the Year in 2012 by Illawarra Business Chamber. His current appointments include volunteer roles for the University of Wollongong, The Smith Family and School for Social Entrepreneurs and is currently a Director of The Illawarra Connection.
Peter, our ideas man, loves 'sharing' a milkshake with his 4 kids, channelling his inner King of the Mountains when he rides, finding the perfect read in a second-hand bookshop and seeing his work help members.
Glenn was appointed as Chair of the Board in 2016 and is also Chair of the Nomination, Development & Remuneration Committee.
Glenn has over 35 years’ experience in the IT industry in both technical and management positions. As a self-taught software developer, Glenn gained experience in a number of IT disciplines moving into business administration and management in the late 1980s. Between 1997 and 2013, Glenn was a Chief Executive Officer of HAMBS which provides application software and technical services to 23 of Australia’s private health insurers, including Peoplecare. In this role, Glenn has worked with a number of government agencies in the development of regulatory change to the private health insurance industry.
Glenn is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andrew is an experienced Finance Executive & Company Director, holding senior roles in financial services and private wealth management.
Currently Head of Financial Planning for Hillross Financial Services Limited and AMP Financial Planning Pty Limited, Andrew’s experience and expertise lies in financial services, private wealth management, corporate finance, corporate governance and private health insurance.
Andrew is also a Company Director of the Youth Insearch Foundation and a former Company Director of Quay Credit Union.
Andrew is well qualified with a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stephannie is a commercial management professional with over 20 years’ experience in the steel manufacturing and solutions industry. Her diverse functional experience spans financial management, governance, shared services, procurement and project management.
Stephannie is currently the Business Improvement Manager for BlueScope Australia and New Zealand. She is the Chair of the WEA Illawarra Board, a not-for-profit registered training organisation, and is a committee member on the St Mary Star of the Sea College Governance and Nominations Committee.
Stephannie’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified Practising Accountant.
Peter retired in 2015 after 27 years as a Partner of KPMG, including over twenty years as managing partner of the Wollongong practice. For more than ten years he was Chair of the Regional (non-metropolitan) practices of KPMG.
He has provided a variety of professional services over this period, including external audit, internal audit, corporate taxation, business & strategic planning, and broad business advisory to an extensive array of clients.
He has been a Council Member of the University of Wollongong since 2006, and has served as Chair of its Risk, Audit & Compliance Committee for most of that time.
Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting) from the University of Wollongong. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Registered Tax Agent & Registered Company Auditor.
Louise is an experienced in-house corporate lawyer and management professional with a diverse background in not-for-profit and commercial enterprises spanning private health insurance, education and steel manufacturing. Louise has particular expertise in corporate and commercial law, as well as corporate governance and risk management. As a former Senior Legal Counsel for a health fund, Louise has an in depth understanding of private health insurance operations and regulation.
Louise is currently the Head of Strategic Risk for IRT, a not-for-profit provider of seniors’ lifestyle and care solutions.
Louise’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Science (Psyc), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. Louise is also an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Michael was appointed as an Associate Director in 2017.
Michael has over 37 years’ experience in the private health insurance industry engaging with boards, management and regulators.
He has been the Chief Executive Officer of a registered private health insurer for 22 years and served as a Director on two of Peoplecare’s Strategic Partners Boards, HAMBS and Members Health Funds Alliance.
Michael is a passionate and committed strategic leader with highly developed governance, financial and risk acumen.
Michael’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Accounting, Fellow of CPA Australia and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Sue Baker-Finch was appointed as an Associate Director in May 2018.
Sue is a seasoned management professional who transitioned, in 2016, from full-time executive roles to a portfolio career as a non-executive director, management consultant and business coach/mentor. She has over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience in commercial, government and NFP businesses across a range of industry sectors. Sue has substantial background in the health sector, having held leadership roles in a national general practice organisation, a medical research institute and as a Board member in the NSW public hospital system.
Sue currently operates her own business, SBF Consulting, providing strategic and operational review and business mentoring services primarily to regionally-based businesses seeking to innovate and expand.
Sue's professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Business Coaching. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Tara, our Broader Health Cover guru, loves being a country girl at heart, spending time with family, long lunches with friends and finding ways to help members.
Brooke, our marketing all-rounder, loves time with family & friends, Thai feasts, lazy Sunday movie nights and helping her team.
Aimee, our training guru, loves taking her boys to the park, movie nights with friends, catching up on the latest celebrity gossip and helping the team stay up to date with the latest info.
Adriana, one of our Peoplecarers, loves her morning caffeine hit, foreign TV dramas, discovering the world and making members smile.
Danica, our HR specialist, loves a good game of tennis, time with her nieces Lily and Bella, keeping her sweet tooth happy with chocolate and organising the world around her.