Insurance Board

Insurance Board Members Profiles:

Mr Scudamore joined MDA National’s Insurance Board in July 2012 and was appointed Chairman of the Insurance Board on 11 October 2014. He was appointed to the Mutual Board in November 2013. 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 a Director of Pilbara Minerals, Regis Resources and Australis Oil and Gas. He is also Vice Chair and a 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.


Mr Agnew was appointed to the Insurance Board in April 2015. He has been a member of the MDAN Group’s Capital Committee since August 2015and was appointed as the Chair in November 2016. 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 Agnew has held a range of executive and board roles with private and public companies, mutual and member organisations, and government and educational organisations. He currently sits on the board of Edge Employment Solutions and RAA Insurance.


Mr Agnew is also Chairman of the Curtin Business School Advisory Council, Chairman of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals (BCCM) and a founding member of CEO’s for Gender Equity. He 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), member of the Australian Institute of Engineers and an adjunct Professor of Curtin Business School.


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.

He is Vice President and Treasurer of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, and 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 Moore has been a member of the Insurance Board since 2007. He was acting Chairman of the Mutual Board from October 2014 until 19 March 2015, when the Mutual Board elected him President. 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 MDAN Group’s Nominations & Remuneration Committee and Capital Committee, and MDA National Insurance’s Clinical Underwriting Committee. He is also Chair of the Cases (Western/Central) Committee. He was a member of 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 from when 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.


Ms O’Driscoll, a non-executive director of MDA National Insurance, was appointed to the Insurance Board on 20 February 2015. She has been a member of the MDAN Group’s Audit Committee and Risk Committee since June 2015, and was appointed Chair of both committees in September 2015.


Ms O’Driscoll is a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance. She is also a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


Ms O’Driscoll has over 35 years of business experience gained primarily in public accounting practice and insurance companies. She worked on audit and advice for a range of clients in Dublin, London and Sydney, latterly with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She spent over thirteen years with Insurance Australia Group Limited in a range of roles and completed her executive career spending three years as the Chief Financial Officer of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited.


Ms O’Driscoll is currently independent Chairman of FINEOS Corporation Holdings Plc. She is also an independent non-executive director of Steadfast Group Limited, Commonwealth Insurance Limited and Infomedia Limited and chairs the Audit Committees for each of these companies. Ms O'Driscoll has also held various other Board roles as both an executive and non-executive director.

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 early 2010 to fill a casual vacancy and was subsequently elected in November 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 is also an alternative director to Dr Rod Moore on the Board of MDA National Insurance.


Dr Gilpin has been in practice for over 30 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.