HlthScD, MBA, MHSc, BHA, FAIM, FCHSM
Shaun Larkin was appointed Managing Director on 10 July 2010. Shaun joined HCF as a General Manager in 1997. After serving in a number of executive roles (Strategic Development; Benefits Management; Corporate Ventures; and Operations), in December 2009 he was selected to be the next Managing Director of HCF.
Prior to joining HCF, Shaun was based in Singapore for four years, where he led the establishment of a chain of ambulatory medical centres throughout Asia. Before this he worked for nine years as an executive for a large private hospital operator in Australia and the United States. He is a director of the Australian Health Insurance Association.
General Manager, Human Resources
Trish Dorian joined HCF in 1997 as General Manager, Human Resources. She has senior management experience in both the health and the public sectors, in the operation of labour market programs and the industry training boards and the delivery of clinical and other health services.
BA (Acc), CA, GAICD
Chief Financial Officer
Sheena Jack joined HCF in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer. Sheena has 26 years' experience as a finance professional and corporate executive across various industries, including health and life insurance, banking, superannuation and wealth management.
Prior to joining HCF, Sheena had experience in a range of corporate structures including ASX-listed companies, government, and professional services as well as different organisational sizes and life stages.
Sheena’s finance experience includes mergers and acquisitions, divestments, demutualisation and start-ups. Sheena also has broad general management experience and experience in organisational transformation and business improvement programs.
Sheena is a Chartered Accountant and graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
General Manager, Risk and Compliance and Company Secretary
Ian McDonald was appointed Company Secretary and General Manager – Risk and Compliance of the HCF Group of Companies in 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Internal Auditor from 1991 to 1995 and Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 2006. Prior to joining HCF, Ian had extensive experience as a partner in a ‘Big 6’ accounting firm, in providing assurance services, financial and taxation consulting to large and medium-sized public and private companies and businesses. He has been a Chartered Accountant for over 39 years.
B Bus (Marketing), Grad Cert (Internet Marketing), AMP (Harvard) AFAIM, CPM
General Manager, Operations
Stephen Nugent joined HCF in 1991 as General Manager, Retail Business Unit. He is currently General Manager, Operations. Stephen’s senior management experience includes retail sales and distribution of financial services, life, health and general insurance products through branch networks and call centres and implementation of operational efficiency programs to improve customer service.
BA Econ (Hons), DFS
General Manager, HCF Life
Roy O’Donnell joined HCF in 2007 as Business Development Manager for HCF Life and was subsequently appointed General Manager in October 2010. He has over 15 years’ experience in the life insurance and reinsurance industries in a variety of operations, management and marketing roles both in Sydney and overseas.
MInfTech, MSc, B Comm (Hons), MBCS
Chief Information Officer
Patrick Shearman joined HCF in 2004 as General Manager, Information Management. Patrick has been focused on the implementation of industry claims payment solutions and e-health initiatives during his time at HCF. Patrick is a member of the National E-Health Transformation Authority Stakeholder reference forum. Patrick is also a member of the external advisory board of the postgraduate program in Project Management at Sydney University. Prior to joining HCF, he held a number of senior management positions in information technology in Australia and Europe.
MElectCom, BA, AFAIM, AFAIA
General Manager, Marketing
Phil Soden joined HCF in 1987 and was appointed General Manager, Group Business Unit in 1991. Phil has more than 40 years’ experience in marketing and advertising with national brand leaders. He also has 35 years’ senior management experience in marketing, sales and retail.
BEc (Hons), PhD (Econ), ANZIIF (Fellow), CIP
General Manager, Benefits Management
Chris Wallace joined HCF in 2007. Chris has over 25 years' experience in general insurance, worker's compensation, and financial services. Chris has a doctorate from the University of Newcastle specialising in insurance pricing and insurance strategy. In his role at HCF, he has focused on ensuring that there is a sustainable growth in health benefits and on providing more opportunities for members to access health programs in order to have better health outcomes. Before joining HCF, Chris was an executive director in the actuarial services practice of a major audit and advisory firm. In that role he provided insurance consulting advice to insurers and government departments.