Medical Insurance Australia Pty Ltd Board

Medical Insurance Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of MDASA Limited.

It provides medical and professional indemnity insurance to doctors, health care organisations, midwives and medical students throughout Australia.
Medical Insurance Australia Pty Ltd has ten directors, five of whom are non-medical, with expertise in the following areas:
  • Professional indemnity, insurance and risk management 
  • Actuarial 
  • Legal and corporate governance 
  • Accounting.
  • Dr Martin Altmann - Chairman

    Dr Martin Altmann has been a practising Rural Procedural General Practitioner in Murray Bridge for over 25 years with special interests in obstetrics, paediatrics and surgery.  He maintains a strong commitment to medical training and education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Dr Andrew Pesce - Deputy Chairman

    Dr Pesce is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in public and private practice in Sydney and is a former Federal President of the AMA. He has also worked on behalf of the profession over the last 15 years on issues concerning medical indemnity and national disability.
  • Ms Amanda Anderson - CEO and Managing Director

    Ms Anderson has in excess of 26 years’ experience in insurance, reinsurance, risk management, general business management and strategic planning with a specific emphasis on professional indemnity, general liability and medical malpractice insurance.
  • Ms Robyn Bateup - Director

    Ms Robyn Bateup has over 25 years’ experience in providing actuarial advice to the general insurance industry, first as an employed actuary with a general insurer and then as a consultant. She has extensive knowledge of medical indemnity insurance in Australia.
  • Mr Henry Botha - Director

    Mr Botha is a Chartered Accountant specialising in accountancy, finance and management consulting. He also lectures extensively across Australia for the Australian Institute of Company Directors on the finance modules of their Company Directors Course.
  • Ms Juliet Brown OAM - Director

    Ms Brown has significant experience in business and the law extending over various industries including insurance, health, transport and superannuation in both the public and private sectors.
  • Associate Professor Peter Cundy - Director

    Associate Professor Peter Cundy is a well‑known Orthopaedic Surgeon in Australia specialising in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and general adult orthopaedics. He is active in research (University of Adelaide) and on the Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed Journals.  Associate Professor Cundy was the Senior Examiner in Orthopaedic Surgery 2010-12 for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He regularly teaches in the South Pacific Islands.
  • Dr Stephen Parnis - Director

    Dr Parnis is a Senior Specialist in Emergency Medicine in Melbourne and is active in providing advice on matters of medical practice and health policy. He is a Consultant Emergency Physician at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and at St Vincent’s Hospital.  Dr Parnis is well known for his previously held senior leadership roles within AMA, as president of AMA Victoria and, most recently as AMA Federal Vice President in 2016.
  • Dr Roger Sexton - Director

    Dr Sexton has practised as a procedural rural general practitioner for over 30 years and is currently working in both rural and urban general practice, as Medical Director of Doctors’ Health SA and Doctors’ Health NT, consultant in executive health and a medical school clinical skills tutor. He is a past Presiding Member of the Medical Board of SA and a member of the PBAC. He has a keen interest in undergraduate and post graduate medical education and has been a strong national advocate for improving the health of doctors and medical students.
  • Mr Ian Stone - Director

    Mr Stone has extensive senior experience and expertise in the motor, home and health insurance industry in the private sector.
  • Professor Owen Ung - Director

    Owen Ung is a well‑known breast and endocrine surgeon His academic role is Professor of Surgery University of Queensland Royal Brisbane Clinical School. He is currently a council member for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and elected member of the Federal Council of the Australian Medical Association. He is a committed clinician, researcher and teacher, obtaining extensive administrative and management experience through various clinical leadership roles.  Previous national representations include: Board member of General Surgeons Australia (GSA), Chair of the Breast Section of the RACS and Chair of the Breast Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA).

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