Meet our Board of Directors

The board is responsible for the overall corporate governance of the fund, including determining its strategic direction and financial wellbeing, as well as guiding and monitoring its business and affairs on behalf of the members to whom it is accountable.

Alan Bardwell


Member, Risk, Compliance and Governance Committee
Member, Finance and Audit Committee Member,
Member, Remuneration and Nominations Committee
BA (Hons) Economics (Accounting), CA, SF Fin, GAICD

Alan Bardwell

Alan was appointed to the rt health board in August 2017 and elected chair in July 2019. He is a senior finance and risk executive, with 35 years’ Australian and international experience in the banking, finance and securities industries. This includes 16 years at Citigroup and, most recently, 10 years with the Australian Securities Exchange, where he served as chief financial officer and chief risk officer. Alan has expertise in strategic planning, business transformation, capital, liquidity, financial management, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, regulatory change management, internal audit and executive leadership, mentoring and coaching.

He is a chartered accountant, a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an honours degree in economics.

Alan is also chair of Ku-ring-gai Financial Services Limited and a Director on the Boards of Clearview Life Nominees Pty Limited, the Financial Services Institue of Australasia (FINSIA) and the Australian Military Bank. Previously Alan has served on several subsidiary boards at both Citigroup and ASX, covering a range of banking, insurance and superannuation services.

David Pegley

Deputy Chair

Chair, Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Member, Finance and Audit Committee
BSc (Hons), MBA, FAICD

David PegleyDavid was appointed to the rt health board in 2015. He has more than 30 years’ management experience in the financial services industry, having held several key roles at the Commonwealth Group, Citibank and Fuji Bank, across corporate finance, retail banking, superannuation, insurance, funds management and intermediary based distribution.

David’s work has encompassed a wide range of management disciplines, including distribution, marketing, project management, business management and information technology.

He is the managing director of the Australian Financial Crimes Exchange Ltd, the primary channel in Australia for coordinating the fight against financial and cyber-crime. David was previously CEO of Cash Services Australia, which provides efficient cash management solutions to Australia’s largest banks and financial institutions.


Michael Scanlan


Member, Risk, Compliance and Governance Committee

Mike was appointed to the rt health board in 2009. Before becoming a consultant, Mike was with Queensland Rail for 34 years, where he held a variety of business unit executive positions. He has since advised Sydney Metro, several Departments of Transport, several rail authorities and numerous Australian and Inernational Mining companies.

He holds a degree in engineering and post-graduate management qualifications, including a Master of Business Administration. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is also a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Mike is the current chair of the Westwood Superannuation Fund Company Trustee and previous chair of Railways Credit Union (now Move Bank). His other board experience extends to previous directorships with Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, WICET Services, WICET Holdings, the Heritage Train Company (Great South Pacific Express), the TransLink advisory board, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council board, the City Transport Management Committee and the UITP ANZ board (International Public Transport Association).

Jane Paskin


Chair, Risk, Compliance and Governance Committee
Member, Remuneration and Nominations Committee
B Laws (Hons), GAICD

Jane Paskin

Jane was appointed to the rt health board in August 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney, is a fellow trustee and Accredited Investment Fiduciary of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jane has more than 30 years’ financial services experience and has advised a wide range of clients, including financial institutions and trustees, on the full breadth of board governance, functionality, administration and commercial issues.
She is a consultant at Clayton Utz (formerly a senior partner heading up their superannuation practice area), chair of Rice Warner (an actuarial firm for the financial services sector), chair of ClearView Life Nominees Pty Limited (the trustee of the ClearView Retirement Plan), and a director of Barnardos Australia (a not-for-profit child welfare agency). 


Ramy Aziz


Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
FCPA, FGIA, B.Bus. (Accounting) 


Ramy was appointed to the rt health board in 2019. He is an experienced non-executive director and CFO in the not-for-profit sector and the financial services industry.

Ramy holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, with a major in accounting and a sub-major in economics. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and a fellow of the Governance Insitute of Australia.

Ramy brings more than 30 years' governance and financial experience to rt health – 10 years as a director and 25 years as a senior finance manager and executive for major Australian companies. These include: ASX Limited where he was CFO for over eight years, SFE Corporation Limited (Sydney Futures Exchange),Chase Manhattan Bank and Austrapay Limited (a joint venture between Chase Manhattan Bank and Australia Post). He has developed strong functional skills in finance, audit, strategy, treasury, corporate finance, risk and governance, as well as strong general board skills and commercial acumen. Ramy has also been active in mentoring finance executives from a range of industries.

Ramy is currently a non-executive director and audit committee chair for WSU Enterprises Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Western Sydney University and was previously a non-executive director of The Group of 100 Incorporated, a member based organisation advocating for beter business environments through financial leadership. He was also previously a director of numerous subsidiaries of both ASX and SFE, including several entities holding specific financial services licences.


Bruce Mackie


Member, Risk, Compliance and Governance Committee

Jane Paskin

Bruce was appointed to the rt health board in January 2020. He is an executive officer of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Queensland branch. He is currently the state president and has held this role continuously since 2006. He has been in the rail industry since 1980, holding many management positions in his career. Bruce worked as a national relationship manager with rt health for several years and brings a strong knowledge of the corporate relationships that are pathways to rt health’s growth and success. As well as a strong knowledge of the private health insurance industry.

He has held senior Queensland government positions including director of rail ports and freight. He has expertise in human resource management, industrial relations, risk management, and leadership.
Bruce has more than 24 years of experience of directorships with various not-for-profit organisations including Queensland Police Citizens Youth Club, Youth Insearch, and Apex Australia (state and national boards).

Elaine Collins


BSc (Hons), MEc, FAICD, FIAA.

Elaine was appointed to the rt health board in July 2020. Elaine is a non-executive director and actuary, with a career spanning 25 years in the Insurance Industry, carrying out assignments in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Elaine holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Economics from Macquarie University. Elaine is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of the Actuaries Institute’s Professional Standards Committee and a Professor of Practice at the University of New South Wales.

Elaine served in senior roles with KPMG and as a Partner of Deloitte, carrying out Appointed Actuary roles for more than ten years, with key expertise in strategic risk management, policy formulation, capital efficiency and monitoring non-financial risks.

Elaine currently serves as a non-executive director on several boards including Zurich Australia Insurance Ltd, Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation, and ANZLMI. 

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