IHMRI Board Member

Michael Bassingthwaighte. CEO of Lysaghts PeopleCare

Independent Director, Michael Bassingthwaighte

Mr Bassingthwaighte is an experienced health insurance executive and company director. He has been the CEO at Lysaght Peoplecare since 1982.

His current industry involvement includes being the CEO of National Health Benefits Australia Pty Ltd, CEO of Reserve Bank Health Society, Director and former Chairman of Defence Health, Founder and Chairman of HAMB Systems Limited, Founder and Director of Australian Health Service Alliance and Director of HIRMAA.

Mr Bassingthwaighte’s other current appointments include being a Director of the Illawarra Business Chamber, an Advisory Board Member of the Australian Health Services Research Institute, Chairman of the Salvation Army Red Shield Business Leaders Appeal and member of the University of Wollongong’s Community Reference Group.

Peoplecare is a founding member of the newly established Southern Health Research Alliance. Mr Bassingthwaighte, as Peoplecare CEO, or his representative is to be a member on the Southern Health Research Alliance Steering Committee.

His previous industry appointments include being an industry representative on the Private Health Insurance Administration Council, President of NSW Health Insurance Association and Chairman of the NSW/QLD Exceptional Drugs Committee.

Mr Bassingthwaighte attended the Oxford University Advanced Management and Leadership Program (OAMLP) in 2013 and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a former Illawarra Business Person of the Year (2010) and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).