Our Board provides the overall strategic direction for EML

EML Board

William J.A O’Reilly AM BDS, Dip Laws BAB, FAICD, FACLM

CHAIRMAN

Mr O’Reilly was appointed as a Director of EML in December 2010, and as Chairman in November 2011. Mr O’Reilly also currently serves as a Director of Hospitality Employers Mutual, one of EML’s subsidiary companies.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Mr O’Reilly has an extensive record of experience within a number of professional and mutual organisations. In addition to being a qualified general dental practitioner and a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Mr O’Reilly was previously a Director of Manchester Unity Australia for five years and its independent elected Chairman for four years.

In the 2016 Australia Day Honours List, Mr O’Reilly was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his “significant service to dentistry, particularly through leadership roles with professional associations, to education, and as a practitioner.”

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS AND POSITIONS

Mr O’Reilly is a Director of Bupa Dental Corporation, President and Professional Officer of the Dental Council of NSW, and assists the Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales in relation to dental injuries from motor accidents. He was a Member of the National Australia Bank’s nabhealth National Advisory Council, Member of the Medical Advisory Panel for BUPA MBF Australia, and a Director of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Australia as well as a Non-Executive Director on a number of other Boards.

 

Robert G Cleland B. Com

DIRECTOR

Mr Cleland is a Director of the Board, first being appointed in 1982, and then subsequently re-elected in 2008, 2013 and 2015.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Mr Cleland has over 25 years of insurance experience, including over five years as Customer Service Manager for EML. He was also a Councillor with the New South Wales Road Transport Association for 20 years.

 

Andrew J Grant B. Bus (Hons)

DIRECTOR

Mr Grant was first appointed as a Director to the Board in 2002 and then subsequently re-elected in 2009 and 2014. Mr Grant also currently serves as Director of Hospitality EMLLimited, one of EML’s subsidiary companies.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS AND POSITIONS

Mr Grant has been a Director and Principal of Technology Leasing Partnership since 1996, a Managing Director of Hal Data Services Pty Limited from 1993 and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1986. Mr Grant is also Managing Director of listed investment company, Armidale Investment Corporation Limited.

 

Catherine A King

DIRECTOR

Ms King was first appointed as a Director to the Board in 2007, and then subsequently re-elected in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Ms King has extensive experience in government, community and stakeholder relations, communications and strategy.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS AND POSITIONS

Ms King has managed a public relations and communications business since 2004. Ms King is also a Director of Adelaide Fringe Inc.

 

Paul Baker LLB GAICD

DIRECTOR

Mr Baker was appointed as a Director on 23 September 2014; the appointment was confirmed by his election as Director at the AGM in November 2014.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

With experience in the areas of insurance, commercial and administrative law, Mr Baker is a practising lawyer of 25 years, a Managing Director of Meridian Lawyers since 2004 and a former Director of Guild Accountants.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS AND POSITIONS

Mr Baker has also served as the legal member of the Consumer Medicines Information Commonwealth Task Force and South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service Ethics Committee.

Flavia Gobbo BA LLB GAICD

DIRECTOR

Ms Gobbo was appointed as a Director on 24 May 2016.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Flavia is a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland and has extensive experience as a senior corporate lawyer with one of Australia's top publicly listed companies. 

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS AND POSITIONS

Ms Gobbo is Chairperson of WorkCover Queensland Board, which is a government owned statutory body, providing workers compensation insurance in Queensland since 1997.

Ms Gobbo is also Deputy Chair of Rowing Australia and Board member of SecondBite, a not for profit national food rescue organisation. Flavia was Chairperson of the former Queensland workers' compensation regulatory authority.

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