Dr David Kerr is a general practitioner.
David has held the role of chairman of Ryman Healthcare since 1999.
He is a director of Pharmac Limited, chairman of Eco Central and a director of Forte Health and Ngai Tahu Property.
David is a Fellow and Past President of the New Zealand Medical Association and has been awarded a Fellowship with Distinction by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Jo Appleyard is a partner with Chapman Tripp, and is a skilled advocate and litigator specialising in commercial, employment and resource management law.
Prior to her appointment as a director, Jo had acted for Ryman Healthcare for a number of years on employment and resource management matters, both of which are pivotal to the success of the company.
Warren Bell is an experienced public and private company director, and was previously an audit partner with Deloitte. He is currently chairman of Hallenstein Glasson and St George’s Hospital, and is a director of a number of private companies.
Warren is chairman of the Audit & Financial Risk Committee.
Claire Higgins is a professional director and consultant with extensive board experience in Australia and New Zealand.
Based in Melbourne, Claire is chair of REI Superannuation Pty Ltd, and had a long career at BHP and OneSteel Limited before becoming a professional director.
Kevin has considerable experience as a director and manager of a diverse range of businesses in the private sector, including the retail, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors.
In 2016 Kevin was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to sport and aged care.
Doug McKay is an experienced board director with current appointments at IAG NZ Insurance, BNZ (chair), Genesis Energy, Eden Park Trust Board (chair), Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and National Australia Bank. He was previously chair of Griffins Foods, and Independent Liquor.
Doug’s executive career included CEO and MD roles at corporates including Procter and Gamble, Lion Nathan, Carter Holt Harvey, Goodman Fielder, Sealord and Auckland Council. In 2015 Doug was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and local government.
George lives in Melbourne and he has 20 years’ experience in the Australian healthcare industry. Earlier this year he retired after 14 years as managing director of Medibank, Australia’s largest health insurer.
He is chairman of World Vision Australia, Kings Group, and Vision Developments Holdings.
George is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors.
Simon joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, and was appointed Chief Executive in 2006 and then Managing Director in 2010.
In 2013 Simon won the INFINZ Industry Leadership Award, and in 2014 was named the Deloitte Top 200 Executive of the Year.