Mr Michael Bassingthwaighte AM is joining the IRT Board as an appointed Director in July this year.

Michael is a very experienced Executive and Company Director and a well-respected business and community leader.

He has been the CEO of Peoplecare Health Insurance since 1982 and is also the CEO of National Health Benefits Australia and the Reserve Bank Health Society.

Michael has been an active participant and contributor to the health insurance industry and has played a major role in representing the interests of smaller not for profit health funds within the industry. He has also represented the health insurance industry on a range of government and industry advisory committees and peak bodies.

Michael is currently a Director of the Australian Health Service Alliance, HAMB Systems Ltd, Members Health Fund Alliance, Members Own Health Funds, Defence Health, Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute and Coordinare.

His other current appointments include Australian Health Services Research Institute (University of Wollongong), Illawarra Business Chamber Regional Advisory Committee and Salvation Army Business Appeal Chair.

Michael was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2013, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was the Illawarra Business Person of the Year in 2010.

Michael will join the IRT Board of Directors in July, following his retirement from his current CEO roles.


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