Board and Executive
The MIPS Board meet regularly to govern MIPS operations and examine current clinico-legal issues facing our members.
Mr. William Turner (Chairman) – MBBS, LLB, FRCS, FRACS, FACLM, FAICD
William holds the position of Chairman of MIPS and Deputy Chairman of MIPS Insurance. Based in Hobart, he has been a successful orthopaedic surgeon for over 28 years, and has a degree in Law which provides a strong medico-legal background. He is the current President of The Medical Protection Society of Tasmania Inc., and a Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Former positions he has held include Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board at Hobart Private Hospital, and Director of Rehab Tasmania.
Ms. Susan Bitter – BEc (Hons), Dip App Fin&Inv, FICA, MAICD
Susan is a director of Australia Post and Industry Super Property Trust and Chair of the Industry Super Property Trust Audit and Compliance Committee.
Former positions include Chief Operating Officer of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Board member of Worksafe Victoria, Chief Executive Officer of Slater & Gordon Australia and Partner of Arthur Andersen.
Susan has had extensive experience in corporate governance and related issues and risk management, together with knowledge of the insurance industry.
Mr. Anthony A. Fraser – BJuris LLB
Tony was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1973. After spending three years in private practice, he joined a life insurer / funds manager, initially as Legal Counsel. Over the next 20 years he was involved in senior management positions, including five years as Managing Director of the financial planning subsidiary of the parent company.
In 1998 he returned to private practice and continues to provide legal services as a consultant.
Adjunct Associate Professor Leanne Rowe – AM, MBBS, MD, FRACGP, FAICD
Leanne graduated from medicine at Monash University in 1980 and is currently working in clinical practice in the area of doctors' health and as a medical writer. She is also a Presiding member for Medical Panels in Victoria and South Australia, and serves as Deputy Chancellor of Monash University and on the Boards of Medibank Private and the I-MED Network.
She was awarded the Order of Australia for services to medicine and the Rose Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for her contribution as chairman of the college and her work with disadvantaged youth. ln the past, she has also worked in Aboriginal health and as a rural general practitioner. Her recent books include: "First do no harm: being a resilient doctor in the 21st century" and "Save your life and the lives of those you love: your GP's 6 step plan to staying healthy longer".
Mr. Kerry C.D. Roxburgh – Bcom, MBA, MESAA
Kerry is a director of a number of companies, including two listed public companies. He is Chairman of the Charter Hall Group and a non-executive director of Ramsay Health Care. He is Chairman of Tasman Cargo Airlines and of Tyro Payments Ltd and he is the former Deputy Chairman of the Lawcover Group. He is also a member of the AON Risk Services Board of Advice. He was one of the founders of online stockbroker, E*Trade Australia where for three years he was the Chief Executive prior to becoming Chairman, a position he held from 2000-2007 when it was acquired by the ANZ Bank. Prior to E*Trade, Kerry spent 10 years as an Executive Director of the Hong Kong Bank of Australia Group including five years as Managing Director of that bank’s corporate finance subsidiary. Kerry qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969 and has experience in the financial management of the insurance, healthcare, technology, property and resource sectors.
Assoc Prof Charles Steadman – MBBS, MD, FRACP, FAICD, AGAF
Charles graduated in medicine from the University of Queensland in1980. After service as a rural medical practitioner he trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and then was a Fulbright scholar at the Mayo Clinic in the USA. He returned to Australia as Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Princess Alexandra Hospital and later entered private specialist practice in Brisbane. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Queensland and a Director of Queensland Doctors Mutual Pty Ltd and Queensland Gastroenterology Pty Ltd. He is also a national examiner of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and has served overseas as an ADF medical officer.
Dr Bruce E Taylor – MDSc, LDS, FRACDS, FADI, FICD, FPFA
Bruce graduated BDSc from the University of Melbourne in 1973, and entered private practice for six years. Since gaining his MDSc in 1981, he practised as a specialist Orthodontist in private practice in Melbourne. His association with the University continues as a part-time senior Lecturer and Consultant. A past president and life member of the Australian Dental Association (Vic), Bruce was a Director of the Australian Dental Council for ten years and is past Chairman of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Professional Provident Fund. Based in Melbourne, he is a Director of Victorian Medical Insurance Agency Ltd, MIPS Insurance and the Australian Dental Research Foundation Ltd.
Dr Troy Browning – Managing Director, MBBS, MBA, Grad Dip Ins GAICD, ANZIIF (Fellow), CIP FAIM
Troy graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Sydney University in 1984 and went on to private practice in the northern suburbs of Sydney. His involvement in the medical indemnity industry began in 1995 when he was appointed as a Medico-legal Advisor and Claims Manager in the Australian operations of The MDU (Medical Defence Union) UK. In 1997 he joined a Melbourne-based professional services group providing expertise and back-office support to a number of medical defence organisations and their shared insurer. Troy was an inaugural director of the Board of Health Professionals Insurance Australia, later renamed MIPS Insurance. He was appointed as MIPS Group CEO in 2005 and in 2010 was appointed as Managing Director of MIPS, whilst continuing his role as MIPS Insurance CEO.