The Northcare Board

Professor Malcolm Fisher

Professor Malcolm Fisher AO

Director since April 1997

Director of the trustee company since April 1997. Professor Fisher has been Head of the Intensive Therapy Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital from 1984 to 2003. He is a foundation member and past President of the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, and is past President of The World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. His expertise in Anaphylactic shock is recognised worldwide and he has published over 100 scientific papers and articles and edited two monographs. He is internationally regarded as a lecturer and for his writings on ethical aspects of Intensive Care. He has been awarded the degree of MD from the University of Otago for his research into anaesthetic anaphylaxis.

In 1994 he was awarded an honorary diploma of the UK College of Anaesthetists and in 1995 received in the USA the Christer Grenvik Memorial Award for international leadership in Critical Care Ethics, and the Thomas Iberti Memorial Award for International excellence in Critical Care. In 1996 Fisher received the Alan Gilston Medal of the UK Intensive Care Society for International Leadership in Intensive Care. He is the editor of two books and the author of over 150 scientific articles. In 1976 he received the Gilbert Brown Prize of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for Outstanding Research presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

He received the AO for national and international services to Intensive Care in 2003.

Dr Roger David Harris

Qualifications: MBBS FACEM FCICM
Director since August 2011

Dr Harris has dual specialist qualifications in both Emergency Medicine and Intensive care. He was awarded the prestigious College of Emergency Medicine “Foundation Medal” in 2002 for his contribution to the foundation of the college. Having worked as a specialist in the Emergency department at Royal North Shore hospital between 1997 and 2004 and having achieved the position of deputy director of Emergency Medicine, he then transferred to the Intensive care unit and completed his training in Intensive Care Medicine in 2006. He currently holds the position of senior specialist in the Intensive care unit at Royal North Shore and visiting specialist at the Sydney Adventist and North Shore Private hospitals. He is the Supervisor of intensive care training at the Sydney Adventist hospital and has a particular interest in medical education. In conjunction with the Global Health Unit at the Sydney university medical school he has received an Aus-Aid grant to develop a medical education partnership with the university hospital in East Timor and has successfully carried out multiple training programs in Dili as well as sponsoring medical teams from the Timor hospital to come and train at Royal North Shore. Dr Harris also has particular interests in intensive care nutrition, disaster preparedness and he is the chief convenor of the annual Critical Care conference “Bedside Critical Care”

His most recent educational projects have been the continued development of the very popular teaching website and founding the international critical care conference “smacc” which will attract over 3000 delegates to Chicago in June 2015

Terence James Moody

Director since April 1997.

Terry Moody is a member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Company Directors’ Association, past President of the Australian Equipment Finance Association and Vice President of the Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association. He has been involved in equipment finance for over 30 years and is a founding Director of Moody Kiddell & Partners, one of Australia’s largest equipment finance brokers.

Raymond Francis Raper AM

Director since 1997

Dr Raper is Head of the Intensive Care Unit of Royal North Shore Hospital where he has worked as an Intensive Care Specialist since 1986. Dr Raper trained in Intensive Care in Australia and Canada after training in medicine through the University of Sydney and was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Sydney (based on thesis) in 1996. He has had a long association with the RACP on various committees, chairing the JSAC-IC for several years. He has served on the Executive of ANZICS (NSW), is a Foundation Fellow of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and served on the Board of the Joint Faculty for several years from its establishment. He has a long-standing interest in the ethical aspects of medical practice and has participated on numerous Hospital, College, Department of Health, professional association and AHEC initiatives in this arena.

He is married with one precious daughter.

Jill Elaine Henry

Jill Elaine Henry

Director since August 2003

Director of trustee company since August 2003. Public officer from 1997 to 2003. Jill majored in Economics at Sydney University leading to a 30-year career in investment analysis and funds management.

Past postions include resource company analyst with Stockbrokers Ord Minnett, Research Director for the investment advisory company, Godfrey Weston, Sydney Manager for the Funds Management Division of ANZ Capital Markets and a Vice-President in the Funds Management Division of Bankers Trust Australia.

In 1997 Jill assumed general management responsibility for Action Workforce, a family company in the industrial labour hire industry, which was sold in 1999. She is now retired.

Frank Zipfinger

Director since March 2015.

Mr Frank Zipfinger is a director of Galileo Japan Trust (ASX code GJT) and a director of MHPF Premium Farms.

Mr Zipfinger is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the St Joseph’s College Indigenous Fund and of the board of the St Joseph’s College Foundation, a member of the board of the Melbourne Business School, Chairman of The Ski Lodges Organisation of Perisher, Smiggins and Guthega Inc, Chairman of the Teter Mek Foundation and a board member of The Northcare Foundation at Royal North Shore Hospital. Frank is a member of the Council of Macquarie University.

Mr Zipfinger has nearly 40 years’ experience in the property industry. He was formerly a Partner in the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques where he specialised in property investment and development. Frank was the Chairman of Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) from 1 February 2005 until 30 June 2010 and Chairman of Mallesons in the Community. Prior to this appointment, Frank completed over five years in various roles as a Managing Partner with the firm.

Mr Zipfinger was previously the Chairman of Aspen Group (ASX code APZ), the Chairman of the Investor Representative Committees of the AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund and the AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund and a director of the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Patrick Raper

Director since March 2015.

Patrick Raper currently holds the position of CFO and Company Secretary of the ASX listed technology company DataDot Technology Limited (ASX:DDT).

Patrick has over 20 years experience as chief financial officer and company secretary, having established and managed all aspects of commercial administration including financial planning, management and reporting, ASIC, ASX and tax compliance and corporate governance. In similar roles for Citibank, Thomas Cook Travel and Financial Services, Touraust, Multiplex Capital Investment Management, CMA Corporation Limited and Hawkesbridge Private Equity and Ecosave Limited , Patrick has led mergers and acquisitions, broker and investor liaison, due diligence and transaction finalisation, capital management including debt and equity financing, and managed the start up listing on the ASX of the multinational company CMA Corporation Limited.

Patrick holds accounting qualifications from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants. Patrick is a Justice of the Peace for NSW.

Dr Wade Stedman

Director since August 2020.

Wade Stedman is a staff specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.
Along with simulation in education, he has a particular interest in long term psychological outcomes of patients who survive a severe critical illness.

Associate Professor Naomi Hammond

Director since September 2022.

Associate Professor Naomi Hammond is the Program Lead in the Critical Care Division at The George Institute for Global Health. She also works part-time as the Intensive Care Clinical Research Manager at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Naomi holds several other appointments including NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow; Conjoint Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales; an Editorial Board Member for Australian Critical Care Journal; Chair of the Australian Critical Care Nurses Research Advisory Panel; and Senior Research Fellow with the Australian Sepsis Network.

Naomi is a clinical nurse researcher and has led a program of sepsis research through international collaborations including facilitating 4 clinical trials in COVID-19 in India. She leads the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Point Prevalence program. She has also undertaken international point prevalence studies including a large epidemiological study of patients with sepsis in Indian ICUs.

Naomi’s main research interests include fluid resuscitation, sepsis, fever management, knowledge translation and implementation research, health economics, and long-term outcomes post critical illness. Naomi has experience supervising and mentoring medical trainees, nursing staff, PhD, Masters and medical students in both the clinical and academic environment.

Additional to Naomi’s academic portfolio, she also has extensive clinical trials operational management experience including finance, regulatory processes, personnel, project and program management in a clinical and NGO environment.

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