Member Elected Council Representatives

Mutual Board Members Profiles:

Dr Moore was appointed Chairman of MDA National’s Mutual Board on 19 March 2015. He was first elected to the Mutual Board in 1998 and served as Vice President from 2004 to 2007.

 

Dr Moore is a member of the MDAN Group's Remuneration & Nominations Committee and Capital Committee, and MDA National Insurance’s Clinical Underwriting Committee. He is also Chair of the Cases (Western/Central) Committee. In addition, Dr Moore has been a member of the Board of MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd since 2007. He was a member of the MDAN Group’s Nominations Committee until December 2013, which was subsequently merged with the Remuneration Committee.

 

Dr Moore was a founding Principal of two multidisciplinary sports medicine clinics in Perth. He had a long involvement with Australian Rules football having been the team doctor for the West Coast Eagles since they entered the national competition in 1987 until the end of the 2012 season. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a Board member of HBF Health Ltd.

A/Prof Baumwol, a General Surgeon, has been a member of the Mutual Board since 1993. He has held the positions of Secretary (1997) and Treasurer (1998-2001) and has been the Chair of Finance since 2002.

 

A/Prof Baumwol is a member of MDA National Insurance's Cases Committee (Western/Central) and the MDAN Group's Capital Committee. He was a director of MDA National Insurance from 1996 to 1998.

 

A/Prof Baumwol has been attached to the University of WA Surgical Teaching Unit, and has been an examiner for the University of Western Australia MBBS and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. 

Dr Benson joined the Mutual Board in November 2018.  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.

Dr Gilpin is an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Queensland with a sole focus of practice in upper limb surgery. He was appointed to the Mutual Board in 2010.

 

Dr Gilpin’s appointments with MDA National include Chair of MDA National Insurance’s Clinical Underwriting Committee, past Chair of the Queensland State Advisory Panel (previously the President’s Medical Liaison Council) and he was previously a member of MDAN Group's Audit and Risk Committees (2016-2017) and of the Queensland Advisory Committee (2003-2009).

 

Dr Gilpin has been in practice for over 20 years, during which time he has been involved in the active promotion of upper limb surgery, having served as both President of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia and more recently on the Board of Hand Surgery. Dr Gilpin is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Queensland Shoulder Surgery Society, the Queensland Hand Surgery Society and the Royal College of Surgeons.

 

Dr Gilpin is also involved in teaching, research and assisting in the ongoing education of both the medical profession and paramedical groups. 

Dr Gannon was appointed to the Board in June 2018 to fill a casual vacancy.  Dr Gannon is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in private and public practice in Perth. He is Head of Department, Obstetrics & Gynaecology at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

 

Dr Gannon also works in the Perinatal Loss Service at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and is the The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) representative on the WA Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee. He is interested in medical problems in pregnancy, high risk pregnancy and stillbirth prevention.

 

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

 

Dr Gannon was Federal President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) from 2016 to 2018, during which time he made direct representations on the Medical Indemnity First Principles Review.  Dr Gannon was also President of AMA WA between 2014 and 2016 and at the same time was the Chair of the Federal AMA Ethics & Medicolegal Committee.

 

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

A/Prof Hollands was appointed to the Mutual Board in August 2017.  He also serves on MDA National Insurance's Cases (Eastern) Committee.  A/Prof Hollands has previously served on the Mutual Board between November 2013 and November 2016.

 

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 is Chairman of the Health Care Quality and Safety Committee for Western Sydney Health District.  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. Miller is an Anaesthetist in active private practice in Perth. He is a director on both the Mutual Board and the MDA National Insurance Board. He is a member of MDA National Insurance’s Cases (Western/Central) Committee and the MDAN Group's Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

 

He is a Director and Treasurer of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, and past President of AMA (WA) and a Federal Councillor for the AMA representing Anaesthetists. Dr Miller is also a Fellow and graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Dr Naidoo was elected to the Mutual Board in November 2018. Dr Naidoo has over 15 years experience in clinical and medical leadership roles across both the public and private sectors and is an experienced board director and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She also holds a Masters in Health Management and fellowships of 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.

Dr Pascott joined the Mutual Board in November 2016.  Dr Pascott is also a member of the MDAN Group's Audit Committee and Risk Committee.

 

Dr Pascott is a practicing general practitioner with particular interest in youth health, mental health, digital health and medical education.  She leads a multidisciplinary team delivering health and medical services to the community of students and staff at the University of Western Australian (UWA) and is responsible for the operation of the busy medical practice.  As medical director she provides a health perspective to committees and working groups on campus.  Christine is the Infection Control Officer in the Faculty of Health and Medical Services at UWA and has contributed to post graduate education as Senior Clinical Lecturer. Dr Pascott also holds a board position at Shenton College and is a member of the Clinical Commissioning Committee at Primary Health Network South.  Dr Pascott is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Scudamore was appointed to the Mutual Board in November 2013.  He joined the MDA National Insurance Board in July 2012 and was later appointed Chairman of the Insurance Board on 11 October 2014.  He is a member of MDAN Group's Audit Committee, Risk Committee and Capital Committee and is Chair of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

 

Mr Scudamore has more than 40 years work experience, 28 of which have been as a partner of KPMG providing advisory services and, earlier in his career, audit services to companies in a variety of industries including energy and natural resources, financial services and government clients.

 

Mr Scudamore is the Chair of Amana Living and a Director of Pilbara Minerals, Selangor Properties Berhad and Australis Oil and Gas Ltd. He is also a member of the Curtin of University Council and Trustee of the Western Australia Museum. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.