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 to 30/6/2016) - MBBS, LLB, FRCS, FRACS, FACLM, FAICD
William holds the position of Chairman of MIPS until 30/6/2016. 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 held include Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board at Hobart Private Hospital and Director of Rehab Tasmania.
Mr. Gary Speck (Chairman from 1/7/2016) AM MBBS BMedSc(Hons) FRACS FAOrthA FAMA GAICD
Gary will hold the position of Chairman of MIPS from 1/7/2016. Gary obtained qualification as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, FRACS(Orth) in 1983 and has specialised his practice to treatment of spinal disorders. He is an active member of the Spine Society of Australia, Australian Orthopaedic Association, North American Spine Society and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).; Research interests include workforce issues and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
He is a director of MIPS Insurance, a director and past Vice-President of AMA Federally and past director and past Vice-President of AMA Victoria, chairing its TAC Worksafe Committee and the Joint LIV-Bar Council-AMA Committee.
He was a member of the Health Innovation and Reform Council (of the Government of Victoria, advising the Health Minister) and Chairman of its Standing Committee on Health Quality, Safety and Outcomes from 2012 to 2015, and continues advisory roles to government.
In 2014 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medicine as an orthopaedic surgeon, and to professional organisations.
Adjunct Associate Professor (Monash University appointment) Leanne Rowe - AM, MBBS, MD, FRACGP, FAICD
Leanne Rowe has been a general practitioner for over 30 years and has received a number of awards for clinical leadership including an Order of Australia, “the Rose Hunt Medal” by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, “Best individual Contribution to Health Care in Australia” by the Australian Medical Association, and a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by Monash University. Her past positions include Deputy Chancellor of Monash University and Chairman of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has served as a non-executive Director for a range of not for profit and commercial companies for over 20 years, is a medico-legal expert and a professional author. Her books include: "First do no harm: being a resilient doctor in the 21st century", "Save your life and the lives of those you love: your GP's 6 step plan to staying healthy longer", and “Everybody: 4 basic steps to the prevention and early diagnosis of 9 catastrophic health conditions.
Mr Kerry 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 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 in 1980. 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 a director and Honorary Treasurer 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 10 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.
Ms. Sue Carter BA(Hons), Grad Dip (App Fin & Invest), MAppSci, ACA (UK), FAICD
Sue Carter is a professional non-executive director and a consultant in corporate governance and board effectiveness. She is an Australian Institute of Company Directors Facilitator in directors’ duties, financial reporting, decision making and board processes. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in the UK and holds a BA(Hons) in Economics and History together with a Master of Applied Science in Organisation Dynamics. She is a past ASIC Regional Commissioner for Victoria and a past director of the Professional Indemnity Insurance Company Australia. Sue is currently a non-executive director of ANZ Australian Staff Superannuation Pty Ltd, First State Super, First State Super Financial Services, Protect Services and the Australian Psychological Society. She is also Chairman of the Compliance Committee of BlackRock Investment Management (Australia).
Dr Troy Browning - 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.