Shaun Larkin has informed the Board that he will be resigning his position

Sydney, 24 March 2017:  The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HCF, Mr Shaun Larkin, has informed the Board that he will be resigning his position after 20 years of service to the organisation.

Mr Larkin joined HCF as a General Manager in 1997 and after serving in a number of executive roles he was appointed Managing Director in 2009.

Under his stewardship, HCF has cemented its reputation as a strong service provider for members, an employer of choice, and a leading voice in the health sector. During this time he has been a strong and articulate advocate for health policy reform.

His departure comes at a time when HCF is about to embark on a significant transformation program that has been developed over the last 12 months, including new product design, operating systems, and distribution.

Mr Larkin said: "After 20 years with the organisation I felt it was an appropriate time to consider my future goals and direction.

"My departure at this time will allow a new leader to be involved from the beginning in the implementation of the transformation program.

"It has been a privilege to lead such a great organisation and I now look forward to the next stage of my working life."

In the short term, HCF Director, Mr John Barrington will assume the role and oversee the running of the organisation until a new Chief Executive Officer is appointed.


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HCF, leading not-for-profit health fund protecting Australians since 1932, covers over 1.5 million members with health and life insurance, community care, travel and pet insurance. On average over the last five years, HCF has paid out more cents in every dollar in premiums to members as benefits than the industry average. With over 35,000 specialists participating in its Medical Gap Cover Scheme and approximately 10,000 providers participating in its 100% back More for You programs, HCF gives members access to quality health care with no gaps or minimal costs compared to non-participating providers. To empower members to put their health first, HCF also offers a range of health and lifestyle services including its My Health Guardian health management program, mobile Victor Chang Health Checks and My Global Specialist second opinion service. HCF’s national network of retail outlets and Australian-based call centres have earned multi-award winning status. HCF members also have access to low cost, high quality services at HCF Dental Centres and HCF Eyecare Centres. Having contributed $50 million to support the health services research funded by the HCF Research Foundation, HCF is devoted to investing in the future of Australia’s health. To learn more about HCF go to