Mutual Board Members

Mutual Board Members Profiles:

Dr Gannon was appointed to the Board in June 2018 to fill a casual vacancy and was subsequently elected in November 2018. Dr Gannon was appointed President in November 2020.

Dr Gannon is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in private practice in Perth. He is interested in medical problems in pregnancy, high risk pregnancy and stillbirth prevention.

Dr Gannon is Chair of the WA Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Dr Gannon was appointed to the Board of Amana Living in 2021 and elected to the Board of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) in 2022. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Dr Gannon graduated from the University of Western Australia, before training at Royal Perth Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital, the Rotunda Hospital Dublin and St Mary’s Hospital London.

Dr Gannon was Federal President of the AMA from 2016 to 2018 and President of AMA WA between 2014 and 2016. He was Chair of the Federal AMA Ethics & Medicolegal Committee. He was a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) between 2018 and 2021.

Dr Gannon has a long association with MDA National, joining as a medical student, serving as a member of the President’s Medical Liaison Committee, and as a member of MDA National Insurance's Cases Committee (Western/Central) since 2011.

Dr Gannon is also a member of the MDAN Group's Capital Committee, Nominations & Remuneration Committee (appointed as Chair in July 2023) and Clinical Underwriting Committee. Dr Gannon was appointed to the Board of MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd in November 2020.

Dr Benson was elected to the Mutual Board in November 2018, served as Chair of Finance from November 2020 until February 2022 and was elected as Vice President in February 2022. Dr Benson is a principal specialist GP in a busy non-corporate clinic in Melbourne’s west. Originally trained in the UK, he worked for a number of years in most hospital specialities before specialising. Dr Benson is an AGPT Trainer and University of Melbourne GP Supervisor. 


Outside of clinical practice, Dr Benson has been actively involved with RACGP, serving on the education expert committee from 2016-2018. He is currently involved in the well-known RACGP awareness campaign designed to lift the community profile of Primary Care, as one of the faces of “Your Specialist In Life”. 


Dr Benson has served on several management committees here and the UK and holds representative roles, including as an MDA National ambassador.

Consultant General Physician and Geriatrician, FRACP and Stroke Physician.

Dr Wesseldine was elected to the Mutual Board in November 2019 and in February 2022 was elected as Chair of Finance. Dr Wesseldine is a dual trained specialist in Geriatric and General Medicine and is committed to the training and teaching of medical students, junior doctors and general practitioners. Amongst other roles, Dr Wesseldine has worked as Director of Physician Training and Postgraduate Medical Education at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco and has been involved in developing the WA General Medicine Advanced Training scheme. Dr Wesseldine was previously Director of Clinical Innovation and Reform at Joondalup Health Campus.

Dr Wesseldine is also a member of the MDAN Group's Audit Committee, the WA State Advisory Committee and was previously a member of the Clinical Underwriting Committee.

Dr Glennon was elected to the Mutual Board in November 2023. Dr Glennon is a Consultant Geriatrician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in WA with over 20 years clinical experience in the public health sector and a special interest in Orthogeriatric and peri-operative medicine. Dr Glennon was appointed to the East Metropolitan Health Service Board in 2017 and is currently Chair of the Safety and Quality Committee.Her expertise lies in clinical governance, risk assessment and safety and quality assurance.

As an experienced geriatrician, she is committed to enhancing the healthcare of older adults in WA and Dr Glennon actively participates in healthcare reform at a system level, serving on multiple state advisory committees and project reform teams related to emergency access, safety and quality and aged care reform.

Dr Glennon has a long history of engagement in medical education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her involvement spans medical student and physician teaching and training in addition to being an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Dr Glennon is also a member of MDA National’s State Advisory Committee (WA).

Mr Agnew was appointed to the Mutual Board in July 2023. He joined the MDA National Insurance Board in April 2015 and was elected as Chair from 1 July 2023. He has been a member of the MDAN Group’s Capital Committee since August 2015 and was appointed as the Chair in November 2016. He is also a member of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee, Remuneration Sub Committee (of which he is Chair), Audit Committee and Risk Committee. Mr Agnew was the Group CEO of RAC (Western Australia) until March 2019 and was previously Managing Director of SGIC Holdings Ltd, a general insurance and health insurance organisation in South Australia.

Mr Terry Agnew is a highly experienced CEO and non-executive director. He has worked across a range of industries including insurance, financial services, travel and tourism, education, disability and care and membership organisations.

Mr Agnew is the current Chair of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals and Chair of Edge Employment Solutions (a disability employment service). He is also a Director of RAA Insurance, HCF and Infrastructure WA, and was a Founding Member of CEOs for Gender Equity. He is member of the Curtin University Council and also the Chair of the Kalgoorlie Campus Council which includes the Western Australian School of Mines. Additionally, he Chairs the Expert Advisory Panel of the AAA Road Safety Research Program and is on the Advisory Board of Future Green Solutions.

Mr Agnew is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia) and Member of the Australian Institute of Engineers.

Mr Agnew was educated in Adelaide, Perth and Boston and his qualifications include MBA, M.Sc., B.E. (Hons) and the Harvard AMP. He is an Honorary Doctor of Curtin University.

Dr Naidoo was elected to the Mutual Board in November 2018 and served as Vice President from November 2020 until February 2022. Dr Naidoo is a specialist medical administrator with experience in clinical and executive roles in both the public and private health sectors. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters in Health Management and dual fellowships with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Dr Naidoo is also the Chair of MDA National’s Queensland State Advisory Committee and is a member of the MDAN Group's Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

A/Prof Hollands was appointed to the Mutual Board in August 2017 to fill a casual vacancy and was subsequently elected in November 2017. He also serves on MDA National Insurance's Cases (Eastern) Committee, of which he is Chair. A/Prof Hollands has previously served on the Mutual Board between November 2013 and November 2016. A/Prof Hollands was appointed to the Insurance Board in November 2023.

A/Prof Hollands is a General Surgeon at Westmead Hospital (NSW) and is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery of the Western Clinical School of Sydney University. He has postgraduate training in gastro-oesophageal and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

A/Prof Hollands trained at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, and later at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Guys Hospital in London. He then worked in Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Boston) and Queen Mary’s Hospital (Hong Kong) before joining the staff at Westmead in 1986.

A/Prof Hollands has Fellowships in surgery from The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons. He was formerly Chair of the Early Management of Severe Trauma Committee and the NSW Regional Committee of RACS when he played a significant role in tort law reform in NSW.

He was elected to the Council of RACS in 2006, served as Treasurer from 2010 to 2011, and was elected President in 2012. He was the Chairman for the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges from 2012 to 2014.

Michael was previously the Chairman of the Health Care Quality and Safety Committee for Western Sydney Health District, having retired from the position in early 2021. He was recently a member of the Expert Advisory Group established by AHPRA to review revalidation in Australian medical practice. He also is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Pascott has been a member of MDA National throughout her professional career and was elected to the Mutual Board in November 2016. She is also a member of the MDAN Group's Risk Committee.

An experienced general practitioner and previous medical director at the University of Western Australia, Dr Pascott is a medical advisor within the WA Department of Health, Clinical Excellence Division where she chairs several multidisciplinary committees.

Other current roles include board member of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and member of the ACSQHC Antimicrobial Stewardship Advisory Committee. Dr Pascott is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Public Health and Master of Health Leadership and Management.

Dr Windsor was appointed to the Board in March 2023 to fill a casual vacancy and was subsequently elected in November 2023.

Dr Windsor is an accomplished Medical Advisor, Senior Program Manager, Medical Educator, GP, VMO and Surgical Assistant with demonstrated expertise in governance, strategy, policy development, designing and delivering programs within a complex rural region.

Dr Windsor is currently a Medical Advisor with the NSW Regional Health Ministerial Advisory Panel, Medical Officer and Primary Care consultant for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a Clinical Council Member for the Western NSW PHN Board and a GP providing services to rural and regional family practices.

Dr Genevieve Yates was elected to the Mutual Board in November 2021. She also serves on MDA National Insurance's Cases (Eastern) and Clinical Underwriting Committees.

For the past twenty years, Dr Yates has worked as a GP in regional Queensland, NSW and Victoria and is currently practising in Ballarat, Victoria. She has combined clinical work with various medical educator, regulatory, medical writing, management and leadership roles. She worked full time as RACGP's General Manager of Education from January 2020 to March 2021.

Dr Yates’ previous positions include Principal Medical Education Advisor for the RACGP, the RACGP Queensland Censor, Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee Pre-Fellowship Education, a performance assessor for AHPRA and Associate Director of Training at North Coast GP Training. As a member of the MDA National facilitator team since 2013, Dr Yates presented over 100 medicolegal educational sessions for MDA National and sat on the Educational Services Advisory Group (ESAG) from 2013-19.

Dr Yates likes to combine medicine and creativity, and has had several short stories, a novel and a play published, a short film produced, and five plays as well as a musical staged.