HCF Research Foundation Board of Directors
Ms McIntyre was elected to the Board of HCF and appointed to the Board of Manchester Unity in October 2011. She is Chair of the HCF Audit & Finance Committee and a member of the Risk & Compliance and Nomination Committees. 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. Ms McIntyre was appointed to the Board of HCF Life in February 2019, is Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee and a member of the Risk & Compliance Committee.
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.
Mr Barrington was appointed to the Board of HCF and Manchester Unity in November 2014 and as a Director of the Corporate Trustee of the HCF Research Foundation in April 2017. Mr Barrington is Chair of the HCF Risk & Compliance Committee and a member of the Audit & Finance Committee and the Nomination Committee. He was Acting Managing Director of HCF between March and July 2017. He was appointed to the Board of HCF Life Insurance Company Pty Limited in February 2019, is Chair of the HCF Life Risk & Compliance Committee and a member of the HCF Life Audit & Finance Committee.
Mr Barrington was 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.
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.
Professor Jackson was appointed to the Board of HCF and Manchester Unity in November 2012 and is a member of the HCF Nomination Committee and the People, Culture & Remuneration Committee. 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 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.
Mr Adams has served as Foundation Manager since 2013.
Mr Francis joined HCF as Company Secretary in February 2019. He is a chartered accountant and chartered secretary with over 15 years’ experience spanning health insurance, financial services and funds management.
Prior to joining HCF, Mr Francis held senior executive governance and finance roles with ANZ, rt Health Fund and Charter Hall Group, having commenced his career in assurance advisory roles at PwC.