HCF Life Board

Catherine M. Hallinan
BA (Hons), MBA, SF Fin, FAIM, FAICD
Non-Executive Director

Ms Hallinan joined the Board of HCF Life in June 2011, was appointed Chair in October 2019 and is also a member of the Audit & Finance Committee and the Risk & Compliance Committee. She was appointed to the Board of HCF in February 2019 and is a member of the Audit & Finance Committee, Risk & Compliance Committee and the Nomination Committee. She has extensive expertise across the financial services industry, spanning insurance, investments, banking, strategy and planning and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms Hallinan’s former executive roles include General Manager, Wealth Strategy at St George Bank and General Manager, Investment Management and Life, at Zurich Australia, where she was also an executive of the holding company and a member of the Global Life Executive Committee. She is currently Chair of Gateway Bank Limited and a Non-Executive Director of St. Catherine’s Aged Care Services, Lawcover Insurance Pty Limited and Lawcover Pty Limited, and SCOR Global Life Australia.

John M. Barrington
BComm, LLB, FAICD
Non-Executive Director

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.

Sheena G. 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, a Director of the Corporate Trustee of the HCF Research Foundation in September 2017 and appointed to the Board of Manchester Unity in November 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 has more than 30 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 and the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals and is a member of Chief Executive Women.

Lisa M. McIntyre
B.Sc (Hons), PhD, GAICD
Non-Executive Director

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.

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), Nanosonics Ltd, a Senate Fellow of the University of Sydney and a member of the Advisory Board of the NSW Generation Fund. 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 Chair of 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 biotechnology and health care.

Christopher E. Wright
FAICD, FAIM
Non-Executive Director

Mr Wright was appointed to the Board of HCF and the Board of Manchester Unity in November 2012. He is Chair of the HCF People, Culture & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr Wright was appointed to the Board of HCF Life Insurance Company Pty Limited in February 2019. He has been involved with the not-for-profit mutual financial services sector for over 40 years and has extensive experience in senior executive roles and as a company director. He was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Lifeplan Funds Management Group from 1992 to 2009.

Mr Wright has been a Director of the not-for-profit retail community pharmacy group, National Pharmacies, Director of Customer Owned Banking Association (previously Abacus-Australian Mutuals) and Chair of the Australian Friendly Societies Association. He was also Chair of the Australian Institute of Management (SA) and a Director of its national board. He is currently Chair of the St. Andrew's Hospital Foundation Inc. in South Australia.