Doctors' Health Fund
The Doctors’ Health Fund is a registered private health insurer, committed to implementing high standards of corporate governance. The Doctors’ Health Fund Board comprises a highly experienced team of directors with broad experience in the insurance and financial services sectors.
The directors on the Doctors' Health Fund Board are:
BSc, FIA, FIAA, FSA, FASFA
Mr Beck is an actuary by profession and has over 40 years’ experience in banking, insurance, superannuation and investments working in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. He was formerly the CEO of Pillar Administration, CEO of CommInsure, and Group General Manager, Strategic Development and Group Appointed Actuary at Colonial.
Appointments: Director Avant Mutual Group Limited, Avant Group Holdings Limited and Avant Insurance Limited, Chair of The Doctors’ Health Fund Pty Ltd, Group Risk Committee and Group Audit Committee and a member of The Doctors’ Health Fund Remuneration Committee and Group Investment Committee.
BA (Hons), MBA, GAICD
Ms Cobb has a background in consumer finance, management consulting and aviation in Australia and Asia. Ms Cobb was formerly the Managing Director of GE Consumer Finance Ltd, responsible for Australian operations serving 3 million customers with lending and insurance products. Ms Cobb is currently a Non-Executive Director on Commonwealth Securities Limited and Independent Reserve Pty Limited boards and a member of Scale Investors, a network that invests in and empowers women entrepreneurs, and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Appointments: Director of Avant Group Holdings Limited, Avant Insurance Limited and The Doctors’ Health Fund Pty Limited, and a member of the Group Risk Committee and Group Audit Committee.
Associate Professor Farrell is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who works as a Senior Oncological Surgeon at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and is the Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Royal Darwin Hospital. She is the ASPS Clinical Lead of the Australian Breast Device Registry, and is a member of the TGA Breast Implant Expert Working Group and Australian Access to Breast Reconstruction Collaborative Group. She is an Associate Professor at Monash University in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
Appointments: Director of Avant Mutual Group Limited, Avant Group Holdings Limited and The Doctors’ Health Fund and a member of The Doctors’ Health Fund Risk Committee and The Doctors’ Health Fund Audit Committee.
BEc, BSc, AIAA, MBA, GAICD
Mrs Fenech is the Group CEO and Managing Director of the Avant Mutual Group. Before joining Avant in 2019 as the CEO, Medical Indemnity, Mrs Fenech held various senior roles within the financial services industry, including the CEO of SuperConcepts and Executive General Manager of Customer, Product and Pricing at Suncorp. Mrs Fenech is an associate member of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Appointments: Group CEO and Managing Director of Avant Mutual Group, Director Avant Insurance Limited and The Doctors’ Health Fund Pty Limited.
MBBS, FAMA, FRACGP (Hon), FAICD
Dr Hambleton is a specialist general practitioner and a former State and Federal President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) (May 2011 to May 2014). He was awarded the AMA Gold Medal for his services to the Medical Profession in 2015. Dr Hambleton has continued to contribute to the health reform agenda through membership of various Federal Government committees including the recent Strengthening Medicare Taskforce. He is also Chief Clinical Adviser to the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Appointments: Chair of Avant Mutual Group Limited and Avant Group Holdings Limited, Director of The Doctors' Health Fund, and a member of the Group Investment Committee, Group Remuneration Committee and Group Nominations Committee.
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.), CIP, FCII, BSc (Econ), GAICD
Mr West has over 35 years’ experience in insurance, with a particular focus on risk pricing and underwriting, reinsurance, claims and distribution management in both general insurance and life insurance. Mr West has worked in the UK, India and Australia, including as CEO of Vero Insurance and CGU Insurance. Mr West is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He is the Chair of Challenger Life Company Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Helia Group Limited and Suncorp Group Limited.
Appointments: Director of Avant Mutual Group Limited, Avant Group Holdings Limited, Avant Insurance Limited, The Doctors’ Health Fund Pty Limited, Chair of the Group Remuneration Committee and The Doctors’ Health Fund Remuneration Committee and a member of the Group Nominations Committee.