HCF Research Foundation Board of Directors

Lisa McIntyre
B.Sc (Hons), PhD, GAICD
Chair

Ms McIntyre was elected to the Board of HCF and appointed to the Board of Manchester Unity in October 2011. Ms McIntyre was appointed as a Trustee of the HCF Research Foundation in 2013, she became Chair in March 2014 and has been a Director of the Corporate Trustee since its registration in 2015.

Since 2002 Ms McIntyre has held a number of directorships and is currently a Director of Insurance and Care NSW, Studiosity Pty Ltd (previously Tutoring Australia Pty Ltd), Chair of Silex Systems Limited and a Senate Fellow of the University of Sydney. She was previously a Director of Genesis Care Pty Ltd, I-MED Pty Ltd, the Garvan Institute for Medical Research and Cover More Limited.

Ms McIntyre was formerly a senior partner in global strategic firm L.E.K. Consulting for 20 years and was recently elected to its ANZ Advisory Board. While at L.E.K. she led the Asia Pacific Healthcare practice in Sydney where she advised health care companies and organisations on strategy and performance and served on L.E.K.’s Asia Pacific Governance Committee. Prior to 2002 she led L.E.K.’s US Biotechnology practice in Boston with a particular focus on commercialising innovation in health care.

John Barrington
BComm, LLB, FAICD
Non-Executive Director

Mr Barrington was elected to the Board of HCF and appointed to the Board of Manchester Unity in November 2014 and as a Director of the Corporate Trustee of the HCF Research Foundation in April 2017. He was Acting Managing Director of HCF between March and July 2017 and a Director of HCF Life between May and August 2017.

Mr Barrington is the Principal of Barrington Legal, a law firm located in Sydney, with more than 40 years in practice specialising in insurance law, superannuation, banking and finance. He was formerly General Counsel for the National Mutual Life Association, Chief Executive of CUNA Mutual Limited and Mutual Community Limited. Mr Barrington served as Chair of Intrinsic Value Investment Limited and Albert Court Aged Care Edgecliff. Until January 2017, he was Chair of Meridian Lawyers and a Director of Guild Group Holdings.

Mr Barrington has extensive experience (both strategically and operationally) in financial services and private health insurance, in particular relating to financial oversight, regulatory requirements, policy frameworks and governance. He has previously served as a Council Member of the Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC).

Mr Barrington brings a unique perspective given his background of advising clients, working in organisations subject to complex regulatory requirements and providing regulatory oversight in a senior governance role within a regulatory body.

Sheena Jack
BA (Acc), CA, GAICD
Managing Director

Ms Jack was appointed as Managing Director of HCF in September 2017, having held the position of Chief Executive Officer since August 2017. She was appointed as a Director of HCF Life in August 2017 and a Director of the Corporate Trustee of the HCF Research Foundation in September 2017. 

As Chief Financial Officer at HCF from 2006, Ms Jack led the acquisition and successful integration of Manchester Unity, a transaction worth $256M. In 2014, she was appointed Chief Strategy Officer and was responsible for the development of HCF's 2020 Strategy, a five year strategic roadmap and vision for the business. Focussed on driving innovation, she established HCF Catalyst, Australia's first corporate-backed health technology accelerator.

In her short time as Managing Director, Ms Jack has delivered a new business line in Overseas Visitors Health Cover, launched a new loyalty program HCF Thank You and announced a new organisational structure to reflect HCF’s focus on member experience and business growth. She has also commenced one of the largest programs of work in the business to date, a $140M Systems Transformation project which will transform HCF’s way of doing business.

Ms Jack previously served as Chief Financial Officer at HCF from 2006, during which time she led the acquisition of Manchester Unity. In 2014  she was appointed as Chief Strategy Officer and was responsible for the development of HCF's 2020 Strategy, the strategic roadmap for the business, and the creation of HCF Catalyst, Australia's first corporate backed health technology accelerator.

Ms Jack has more than 25 years' experience as a finance professional and corporate executive across various industries including health and life insurance, banking, superannuation and wealth management. She also has extensive experience across business transformation. As Chief Financial Officer of IAG Financial Services, she had a key role in the creation of Clearview and was responsible for the business integration when they were purchased by MBF.

Ms Jack is also a Director of Private Healthcare Australia, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals and Uscom, an ASX listed health technology company.

Claire Jackson
MBBS, MD, MPH, CertHEcon, GradCert Mgt, FRACGP, FAICD
Non-Executive Director

Professor Jackson was elected to the Board of HCF and appointed to the Board of Manchester Unity in November 2012. She was appointed as a Trustee of the HCF Research Foundation in 2013 and has been a Director of the Corporate Trustee since its registration in 2015. She has been active in general practice undergraduate and postgraduate education and research for many years, and has been extensively involved in health services research and reform since the early 1990s.

Professor Jackson is a Director, UQ-MRI Centre for Health System Reform and Integration and Professor in Primary Care Research at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. She was previously a Director of the National Health Performance Authority and was national President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners between 2010 and 2012.

Professor Jackson previously served as a Member of the Federal Government’s Primary Health Care Advisory Group in 2015 and the National Primary Care Strategy Expert Reference Group in 2008. She provided a commissioned paper for the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission on new models in primary care and is a national authority on the Health Care Home. In 2014, she conducted a Review of After Hours Services for Minister Dutton.

Helen Lapsley
BA, MEc, FCHSM
Non-Executive Director

Professor Lapsley was appointed as a Director of the Corporate Trustee in 2015. She is a health economist and holds a professorial appointment in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. 

Professor Lapsley has undertaken consultancies for the Australian Government, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the International Red Cross on a variety of economic and health policy issues including health care financing, the medical workforce, governance of health service providers, and the costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use. In 2004 she was awarded the Sidney Sax Medal for outstanding contributions to the Australian Healthcare Industry in the field of health services policy, organisation, delivery and research.

Professor Lapsley is an author and co-author of more than 200 publications, including books, monographs and papers in scholarly journals. 

Liz Rummery, AM
B.Univ (Hons)
Non-Executive Director

Ms Rummery was appointed as a Trustee in 2009 and has been a Director of the Corporate Trustee since its registration in 2015. She is a retired lawyer and formerly the Chair and Director of the Bureau of Health Information, a Director of HCF, Manchester Unity and Catholic Healthcare. She was previously Deputy Chancellor of Southern Cross University.

Ms Rummery has held the following Ministerial appointments: Co-Chair of the Rural Health Taskforce, Member of the NSW Community and Clinicians Expert Advisory Council, Member of the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and for many years was Chair of the Northern Rivers Area Health Service Board. She was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2001 for services to health and education and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Southern Cross University.

John Yu, AC
MBBS, FRACP, FRACMA
Non-Executive Director

Dr Yu was appointed as a Trustee in 2013 and has been a Director of the Corporate Trustee since its registration in 2015. He is a paediatrician and was previously Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital in Camperdown and later Westmead. He was Chancellor of the University of NSW from January 2000 until July 2005.

Dr Yu is a graduate of the University of Sydney, and is a Fellow of the RACP and RACMA. He was awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Sydney, the University of NSW and University of Western Sydney. He is a past Chair of VisAsia at the Art Gallery of NSW and previously Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees. 

Dr Yu was previously Chair of the George Institute for Global Health, the Australia China Council of DFAT, and Foundation Chair of the Advisory Board of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People. He has served on the boards of St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Penrith Regional Gallery, National Board of Musica Viva, Australian Paediatric Association, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australian Cancer Research Foundation and Advisory Boards of the Faculties of Medicine of the University of Sydney and University of NSW.

Dr Yu was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1989, a Companion of the Order in 2001, received the Centenary Medal and was named 1996 Australian of the Year.

Wayne Adams
BMath, GAICD, AFCHSM
Foundation Manager

Mr Adams has served as Foundation Manager since 2013.

Harry Robertson
BComm (Hons), CA, ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP
Company Secretary

Mr Robertson has served as Company Secretary to the Foundation since July 2018.

How to contact us

Email: hcf_foundation@hcf.com.au

Phone: Wayne Adams, HCF Research Foundation Manager - 0400 002 105
 

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