Our Board of Directors


Mr Pat McIntosh AM CSC 

Chairman of the Board

B.Bus, GradDipMgnt, MBA, MAICD

Mr McIntosh is a Graduate of the Australian Army Staff College and the Australian Defence College. He was a Commissioned Officer in the Australian Army for 27 years. He then worked in the finance sector for 13 years and was an equity owner of a financial planning business. He is currently the Chair of two for profit businesses; Altura Learning and RDNS Hong Kong, and he is also a Director of the Royal Australian Regiment Corporation.

Mr Henare Mason

- Director

Henare Mason is a New Zealand Maori whose tribal affiliations are Te Arawa and Tuhoe.
Henare has 30 years experience in the New Zealand health sector, both in management and governance.

He was recently appointed deputy chair on the New Zealand Maori Council, a statutory body and policy partner of the New Zealand Government.

He is extensively involved with Maori tribal development and has a particular interest in health equity, research and childrens’ health.

Henare served in Vietnam in the New Zealand Armed Services and consequently has an interest in the wellbeing of veterans.

Mr Ken Whelan 

- Director

Ken is a Senior Health Executive with over 30 years as a senior manager, and 20 of those years as a CEO across a range of health providers and purchasers in Australia and New Zealand.  These range from secondary and tertiary providers with large rural and indigenous populations to major quaternary teaching facilities.

His most recent roles include Deputy Secretary, System Purchasing & Performance for NSW Ministry of Health and Chief Executive, Metro North Health & Hospital Service.  His clients value his strengths delivering strong collaborative leadership and sustainable organisational change.  As an experienced leader, he has implemented clinical and corporate governance models across systems to improve patient flow.  Clinically, Ken has a nursing background


Mr Stephen Muggleton

- Group CEO, Bolton Clarke

Bachelor of Applied Science, Masters in Health Administration, GAICD

Stephen Muggleton is regarded as a transformational CEO with more than 25 years’ experience managing teaching hospitals and some of Australia’s largest residential aged and community care organisations. He has been a member of a number of industry, national and international expert committees on health and ageing.

His contributions to health and aged care have been recognised with an Adjunct Professor title from the University of Queensland, a Queensland Reconciliation Award, a Prime Minister’s Award and an Institute of Management Award for not for profit Manager of the Year.

Ms Carmel Conaghan

- CEO, RDNS New Zealand

A passionate Chief Executive Officer with demonstrated experience working in the hospital and healthcare industry. Focused on placing 'heart' into everything we do, ensuring our clients whanau receive quality driven services which allows them to simply get on with living their lives, delivered by our engaged, motivated and highly skilled staff.

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