Queensland Country Health Fund Directors

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Tony Crawford, LLB, BA, FAICD

Non-Executive Chair

Mr Crawford was appointed as a Director of HBF Health Limited in August 2014 and was Chair of the Board from November 2016 to May 2022. He is a member of the HBF Nominations and People, Culture and Remuneration Committees.

Currently, he also serves as non-executive Chair of Heart Research Australia, Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW and New South Wales Rugby Union and is a non-executive Director of Bolton Clarke.

Mr Crawford practised as a solicitor for 30 years, specialising in insurance law and commercial dispute resolution. From 1996 to 2010, he held a number of senior leadership and executive positions at national law firm Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper), including the role of CEO from 2000 until his retirement from the firm in 2010. Mr Crawford is a graduate of the OPM Program at Harvard Business School and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Jennifer Seabrook, BCom, FCA, FAICD

Non-Executive Director

Ms Seabrook was appointed as a Director of HBF Health Limited in July 2021. Jenny is also Chair of the HBF Audit Committee and a member of the HBF Management Investment and Nominations Committees. Ms Seabrook is a highly experienced director and has extensive expertise in financial services as a senior executive working across capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting at firms including Gresham, Hartley Poynton (now Euroz Hartleys), and Touche Ross (now Deloitte).

Ms Seabrook is currently Chair of Deterra Royalties Limited and a non-executive Director of BGC Group.

She was previously a non-executive Director of various ASX-listed companies including Iluka Resources Limited, IRESS Limited, Amcor Limited, West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited, and MMG Limited,and government organisations and a member of ASIC’s External Advisory Group and the Takeovers Panel.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Karen Read

Karen Read, B Bus; FCPA; GAICD; MAMI

Non- Executive Director

Karen is a senior finance and commercial executive and has extensive experience within the mining and resources sector with a career spanning 30 years.

From 2014 to 2017, Karen was employed as the Chief Financial Officer for Premise (formerly known as 02UDP Group Pty Ltd), a consulting, engineering, and project practice with offices across Queensland and in PNG.

Karen has extensive Board experience including the following current positions: Director of Queensland Country Bank Limited, Director on the Mount Isa Water Board, Director on the Wesley Medical Research Board, Member of the North Queensland Sustainable Resources Corridor Regional Reference Group, Member of the Mount Isa 100 years Celebration Advisory Committee, and Deputy Chair of NQ Branch Council of CPA Australia.

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 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Dr Lachlan Henderson commenced as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HBF Health Ltd in February 2023.  He was previously Group Chief Executive of Epworth HealthCare, a role he took on in January 2017. Epworth is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital group in Victoria with revenue in excess of $900m, employing over 7000 staff across 10 sites.

Dr Henderson is a medical practitioner who has more than 30 years’ experience in the health industry. Prior to taking on a variety of executive leadership roles, he was a general practitioner for over a decade.

During his career, Dr Henderson has held a variety of university and board appointments including Board Member of the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) and he is currently a Board Member of Cricket Australia.

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Dr Daniel Heredia, HBBS (Hons), MBA (Distinction), Dip. Public Health, GAICD, FRACMA, FCHSM

Executive Director

Dr Daniel Heredia is the Executive General Manager Insurance and Health Services at HBF Health Limited and Managing Director of HBF Wellness, which oversees HBF’s Clinical businesses including HBF Dental and the Life Ready Health Group. Daniel has extensive experience in health management, medical regulation and clinical governance.
Before joining HBF Health, Daniel was the Deputy CEO and Medical Director at Hollywood Private Hospital and was involved in leading the WA COVID-19 response as the Deputy Chief Executive COVID-19 Health Operations and has previously worked as a Medical Advisor to Medicare Australia. Daniel is a practitioner member of the Medical Board of Australia and is a Board Member of Private Healthcare Australia. He served as a Board Member of the WA Country Health Service, and chaired the Safety and Quality Board Subcommittee.