Our Directors

Glenn Lennell GAICD

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Glenn was appointed as a Director in 2014 and Chair in 2016.

Glenn has over 35 years’ experience in the IT industry in both technical and management positions. As a self- taught software developer, Glenn gained experience in a number of IT disciplines moving into business administration and management in the late 1980s.

Between 1997 and 2013, Glenn was the Chief Executive Officer of HAMB Systems Limited which provides application software and technical services to 23 of Australia’s private health insurers, including Peoplecare.

In this role, Glenn has worked with a number of government agencies in the development of regulatory change to the private health insurance industry.

Glenn is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter Fitzgerald BCom, FCA, GAICD

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Peter was elected as a Director in 2015.

Peter retired in 2015 after 27 years as a Partner of KPMG, including over 20 as managing partner of the Wollongong practice. For more than 10 years he was Chair of the regional (non-metropolitan) practices of KPMG.

He has provided a variety of professional services over this period, including external audit, internal audit, corporate taxation, business & strategic planning, and broad business advisory to an extensive array of clients.

In 2017, Peter was appointed a Director of both IRT Group, an Illawarra-based aged care operator, and IMB Bank.

He completed 12 years as a Council Member of the University of Wollongong in 2017, serving as Chair of its Risk, Audit & Compliance Committee for most of that time.

Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting) from the University of Wollongong. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and formerly a Registered Tax Agent & Registered Company Auditor.

Stephannie Jonovska BCom, FCPA, GAICD

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Stephannie was appointed as Director in 2016.

Stephannie is a commercial management professional with over 25 years’ experience in the steel manufacturing and solutions industry.

Currently Manager Finance Transformation for BlueScope Australian Steel Products, her diverse experience spans finance, governance, shared services, innovation and transformation change management.

She is also Chair of the CPA Australia Digital Transformation Centre of Excellence.

Stephannie’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Louise Leaver LLB (Hons), BSc (Psyc), GAICD

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Louise was appointed as Director in 2016.

Louise is an experienced in-house corporate lawyer and management professional with a diverse background in not-for-profit and commercial enterprises spanning private health insurance, education and steel manufacturing. Louise has particular expertise in corporate and commercial law, as well as quality, governance and risk management. As a former Senior Legal Counsel for a health fund, Louise has an in-depth understanding of private health insurance operations and regulation.

Louise is currently Executive General Manager – Quality and Risk for IRT, a not-for-profit provider of seniors’ lifestyle and care solutions, where she leads the legal, governance and risk functions of the organisation.

Louise’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Science (Psyc), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. Louise is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Oertel BEc, FCPA, GAICD

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Michael was appointed as an Associate Director in 2017 and then as a Director in 2018.

Michael has over 40 years’ experience in the private health insurance industry, engaging with boards, management and regulators.

He was the Chief Executive Officer of a registered private health insurer for 22 years and served as a Director on two of Peoplecare’s strategic partner boards, HAMBS and Members Health Fund Alliance.

Michael is a passionate and committed strategic leader with highly developed governance, financial and risk acumen.

Michael’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Accounting and he is a Fellow of CPA Australia and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sue Baker-Finch BSc (Hons), MBA, MBC, FAICD

Sue Baker-Finch.pngSue Baker-Finch was appointed as an Associate Director in May 2018 and then elected as a Director in 2021.

Sue is a seasoned management professional who, in 2016, transitioned from full-time executive roles to a portfolio career as a non-executive director, management consultant and business coach/mentor.

She has over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience in commercial, government and not-for-profit businesses across a range of industry sectors. Sue has substantial background in the health sector, having held leadership roles in a national general practice organisation, a medical research institute and as a Board member in the NSW public hospital system.

Sue’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Business Coaching. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Abhishek Verma BSc(Med) MBBS MS FRACGP GAICD AICGG

Sue Baker-Finch.pngAbhi was appointed as an Associate Director in 2022.

Abhi is a general and specialist registered medical practitioner who remains in active clinical practice. In addition to more than a decade of experience as a doctor, Abhi is also an experienced non-executive director in the rural health sector.

In addition to his practice and Director roles, Abhi also currently serves as a member of the Victorian Medical Board working with AHPRA, as well as working as a medical adviser in the Department of Health.

Abhi’s professional qualifications include Bachelors degrees in Medicine and Surgery and Masters degree in Surgery. Abhi is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Graduate of the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance.