Ms Julie-Anne Schafer (Chairperson)
Ms Julie-Anne Schafer (Chairperson) has experience in diverse and highly regulated sectors including financial services, infrastructure, member service, 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 two other insurers, the Territory Insurance Office in the Northern Territory and Catholic Church Insurance. She is a director of a superannuation company, Av Super, and is President of the National Competition Council.
Ms Schafer led a large diversified mutual, RACQ (1.1 million members), the Queensland Law Society and the Solicitors’ Board of Queensland. She was Deputy Chancellor of 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 (Deputy Chairperson)
Mr Michael Willis (Deputy Chairperson) currently serves as the Chair to the West Moreton Hospital & Health Service Board, where he leads a board of eight members, and accountable to the Health Minister for delivery of high standards of health care within a commercial budgetary framework. Mr Willis has also undertaken several financial roles that have involved management of long-term liabilities. These positions include CEO of An Fin, Director of a superannuation fund with a defined benefit component and Charmain of Boyce, Australia’s largest regionally based accounting firm, which involves the oversight of liability management for funding retiring directors.
Ms Lesley Anderson (Member)
Ms Lesley Anderson (Member) has two decades of experience with motor accident compensation schemes, in both common law and no-fault regime. In addition, Ms Anderson held the position of Motor Accident Insurance Commissioner for 11 years during which time she held responsibility for the regulation of Queensland’s private sector personal injury motor accident insurance scheme. As an economist with broad experience in government policy and regulation, Ms Anderson developed analytical skills of the highest order demonstrated in executive and governance roles over four decades in banking, Treasury, insurance, superannuation, ports corporation and not-for-profit organisations. Ms Anderson also has a background in audit committees and has recently been appointed to the Queensland Building and Construction Board.
Mr Rowan Ward (Member)
Mr Rowan Ward (Member) has gained significant knowledge and experience in long tail classes of business including compulsory third party schemes in Queensland and New South Wales and workers compensation business. His actuarial roles 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 circa 20 years of experience as an Approved Actuary reporting to Boards.
Ms Michelle Morton (Member)
Ms Michelle Morton (Member) has experience in the administration of hospital services, financial management and organisation as well as risk management, regulatory compliance, corporate and public sector governance. Ms Morton is a Managing Partner of a law firm and holds several board positions including Deputy Chair of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Deputy Chair of the Townsville Hospital and Health Services Executive Committee, Chair of the Townsville Hospital and Health Services Finance Committee, Chair of the Townsville Fire and member of the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army.
Dr Scott Davis (Member)
Dr Scott Davis (Member) has more than 18 years in senior executive management roles within the health, education, community services and research sectors both internationally and within Australia. Dr Davis was most recently appointed to lead the establishment of a new workforce development agency, Greater Northern Regional Training Network and also currently holds the positions of Non-Executive Director, Torres Strait & Cape York Health and Hospital Board – Queensland Health, Non-Executive Director, Regional Development Association – Torres Straits and Far North Queensland.
Dr Susan Young (Member)
Dr Susan Young (Member) has extensive experience in the private and public health care sectors, the education sector and within professional regulatory bodies. Dr Young is a community member and former Chair of the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia, a member of the Agency Management Committee of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and has also held a number of executive positions within the public and private health care sectors in metropolitan, regional and rural setting, with the most recent appointments as an Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery and also as an Executive Director of Rural Health. These positions were preceded by an extensive period of clinical practice, specifically in the areas of intensive care nursing with expertise in spinal injuries. Dr Young has also gained considerable experience in functioning within an independent statutory authority, previously holding a ministerial appointment as the Chairperson of the Queensland Nursing Council (QNC).