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 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 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.

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 is currently the Group CEO of RAC (Western Australia) 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 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 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 Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ireland and Australia) and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and 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 30 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 a non-executive director of Steadfast Group Limited (and Chairman of its Audit & Risk Committee), a non-executive director of Commonwealth Insurance Limited and The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited (and Chair of their Audit Committees) and a non-executive director of Infomedia Limited (and Chair of its Audit & Risk Committee). She has also held various other Board roles as both an executive and non-executive director.