Our Board

Board Biographies

 

Ms Julie-Anne Schafer

Chairperson

Ms Julie-Anne Schafer

Chairperson

Ms Julie-Anne Schafer has experience in diverse and highly regulated sectors including financial services, infrastructure, member services, health and transport. She has ASX, unlisted public company, government and advisory experience with associated governance, committee, risk management, strategy, customer facing and stakeholder engagement experience, with some international exposure. Ms Schafer has served as Chair of RACQ Insurance, and on the boards of the Territory Insurance Office (Northern Territory) and Catholic Church Insurance. She holds several current board positions, including as Director of AvSuper, CS Energy, Queensland Urban Utilities and is President of the National Competition Council.

Ms Schafer has experience leading large diversified organisations, including RACQ (1.1 million members), the Queensland Law Society and the Solicitors’ Board of Queensland. She was Deputy Chancellor of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), an Adjunct Professor in law at the University of Queensland and a member of Law Faculty Advisory Committees at Griffith and Bond Universities, QUT and the University of Queensland. Her Committee experience includes audit, risk and compliance, investment, people, remuneration and nomination, governance and organisational performance.

Mr Michael Willis

Mr Michael Willis

Deputy Chairperson

Mr Michael Willis

Deputy Chairperson

Mr Michael Willis

Deputy Chairperson

Mr Michael Willis is a Board Chair and company Director, with over 25 years of governance experience in industry, financial services and the non-profit sector. He currently chairs the Queensland Hospital and Health Board Chairs Forum and West Moreton Health. He is also a member of the Queensland Health Leadership Advisory Board. Mr Willis has also undertaken several financial roles that have involved management of long-term liabilities. He has experience as a corporate governance consultant, advising clients ranging from large ASX-listed companies to small charities.

Mr Willis’ prior career includes management and leadership roles, ranging from investment banking to nonprofit organisations in the health and education sectors. As a former National President of the Securities Institute of Australia (now FINSIA), he led their involvement in developing the initial ASX Corporate Governance Principle in 2002.

Ms Lesley Anderson

Member

Ms Lesley Anderson

Member

Ms Lesley Anderson has two decades of experience with motor accident compensation schemes, in both common law and no-fault regimes. Ms Anderson also held the position of Queensland’s Motor Accident Insurance Commissioner for 11 years, during which time she had responsibility for the regulation of Queensland’s private sector personal injury motor accident insurance scheme.

Ms Anderson has been a former Member of various Boards, including the Third Party Insurance Premiums Committee (South Australia), Territory Insurance Office Superannuation Policy Committee (Northern Territory), Office of State Revenue Audit Committee (Queensland), Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority and a former Director of Far North Queensland Ports Corporation.

Ms Anderson also has experience serving on Audit and Risk Committees. Ms Anderson is a current Member of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Board.

Dr Scott Davis

Member

Dr Scott Davis

Member

Dr Scott Davis is an experienced Board Director and CEO, having worked in complex cultural and political environments throughout Australia, the Pacific, Asia and North Africa over the last 25 years. He has extensive technical skills and knowledge of public health, higher education and vocational training, capacity building models, regional sustainable development, governance and leadership, within community organisations, non-government organisations, commercial entities, government and civil society.

Dr Davis currently holds the positions of Deputy Chair, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service Board – Queensland Health, including the role of Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee, and Non-Executive Director, Enterprise Management Group Pty Ltd. Previous Board memberships include as Non-Executive Director for Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Inc – Torres Straits and Far North Queensland, Non-Executive Director for the Australian Health Promotion Association, as well as several not-for-profit roles within the local Cairns community.

Ms Michelle Morton

Member

Ms Michelle Morton

Member

Ms Michelle Morton is experienced in the administration of hospital services, financial management and organisation as well as risk management, regulatory compliance and corporate and public sector governance.

She is an Accredited Specialist in personal injury law and workplace relations law.

Ms Morton is the Managing Partner of a Queensland law firm and holds several Board positions including Deputy Chair of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Chair of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service Finance Committee, Member of the Townsville Hospital and Health Services Executive Committee and Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of the Townsville Fire.

Ms Morton is also a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and Chair of the Queensland Hospital and Health Board Finance and Audit Committee.

Mr Rowan Ward

Member

Mr Rowan Ward

Member

Mr Rowan Ward has significant knowledge and experience in compulsory third party schemes in Queensland and New South Wales, as well as workers compensation businesses.

His actuarial roles have necessitated involvement in liability assessment, risk-based pricing, risk management, profitability analysis, capital management, reinsurance assessment and investment of assets backing liabilities.

Mr Ward also holds actuarial qualifications and 20 years of experience as an Approved Actuary reporting to Boards.

Mr Ward is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of LFI Pty Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Integrity Life Australia Limited and QInsure Limited, which are all APRA regulated companies in the financial services sector.

He has also been a Member of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission of Queensland Advisory Committee.

Dr Susan Young

Member

Dr Susan Young

Member

Dr Susan Young is a registered nurse and midwife who has extensive experience in the private and public health care sectors, the tertiary and vocational education sectors and within professional regulatory bodies. Dr Young is former Chair and Member of the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia, and a former Member of various Boards including the University of Queensland Faculty Board for Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and the Health Service Board. She is a Member of the Health Profession Agreement Working Group, and the Agency Management Committee of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), as well as being a Member of several of AHPRA’s respective Board committees.

Dr Young has held executive appointments within the public and private health care sectors in metropolitan, regional and rural settings. Her committee experience includes professional and regulatory performance and compliance; quality, safety, and risk management; professional and educational accreditation; and governance and organisational performance.