Meet our Board Members.

RICHARD HOMSANY (CHAIRMAN)
LLB (Hons), B Comm, Grad Dip App Fin & Inv, ASA F Fin, MAICD

Richard was appointed to the Board in June 2010 and elected Chairman in September 2015. Richard is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Richard is Executive Vice President, Australia of Mega Uranium Ltd, a TSX listed company and is an experienced corporate lawyer having been admitted as a solicitor for over 20 years.  Richard is also the principal of Cardinals Lawyers and Consultants. Previously he was Partner, Corporate and Commercial, of DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) and prior to that was a partner of Gadens Lawyers. Richard has also worked for an ASX top 50-listed internationally diversified resources company in operations, risk management and corporate. Richard is a Certified Accountant (“CPA”) with CPA Australia, a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Richard has a Commerce Degree and Honours Degree in Law from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from FINSIA.  Richard has significant board experience with public listed companies including as Chairman of ASX listed Redstone Resources Ltd and TSX-V listed Central Iron Ore Limited, and as a non-executive director of ASX listed Toro Energy Ltd. Richard is Chairman of the Board’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of its Risk Committee and its Audit Committee.

SASCHELLE BLAKE
MMkt, Grad Dip Comm, BComm Mkt & PR GAICD

Saschelle was appointed to the Board in September 2016.  Saschelle has significant experience in building marketing growth strategies for clients, including in financial and professional services, utility, government, retail, hospitality, non-government and member-based organisations.  Saschelle has held senior marketing leadership positions in a number of organisations, involving national promotions and communications strategy and product development, and lectured in marketing for professional practice at Curtin University.  Saschelle was a partner at Perth based strategy consulting firm Black House and a founding director of Glue Marketing Consulting, a firm specialising in digital and marketing strategy. In 2018 Saschelle took up the role of Global Head of Marketing and Customer Experience at Tape Ark, an international provider for the secure management, restoration, migration and preservation of corporate data assets.  Saschelle is a Councillor of Scotch College and Chairman of the College’s Risk Committee. Saschelle is Chairman of the Board’s Risk Committee and a member of its Audit Committee.

PAUL HERSEY
BSc, MBA, MAICD

Paul was appointed to the Board in June 2019. He has extensive experience in the health, insurance, government, not for profit and financial services sectors as a senior executive and external consultant. Paul’s early career involved working as a management consultant in London, primarily within the health and finance sector. After relocating to the Asia-Pacific region, Paul held roles in quality healthcare as a project director, as a senior executive at HIF, program manager for multi-national private hospital group Ramsay Health, executive manager in health partnerships at HBF and later on as a director within PricewaterhouseCoopers’ health and government practice, working for clients in federal and state health departments, aged care, community and treasury, not for profit entities, private hospital groups and health insurers. More recently, Paul held the position of Chief Executive Officer of 360 Health and Community, a not for profit primary healthcare organisation. In 2017, Paul became a founding director of the Mavuno Group, a wealth, advisory and investments consultancy. Paul has held board positions within both the not for profit and private sectors, including at Pat Thomas House, Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre and Intium Energy. Paul is the Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and a member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

KARL LAUFMANN
BEcon, Grad Dip Fin Plan

Karl Laufmann was appointed to the Board in April 2020. Karl is the Western Australian State Manager, Equity Partner and National Compliance Committee member of EL&C Baillieu Ltd, one of Australia’s oldest share brokerage firms. Karl has worked in financial markets for the past 25 years, holding positions with Salomon Smith Barney Inc., Citigroup Inc. and HSBC, focusing on capital raising, portfolio management and corporate advice. Throughout his career, Karl has advised and funded several ASX resource companies from early-stage venture capital, through to IPO, and discovery. Previously Karl was a non-executive director at NxGold Ltd, which held assets in WA and North America and also sat on its Audit Committee. Karl is a member of the Board’s Risk Committee and a member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

TIM SHACKLETON
BSc, Grad Dip HSM, MAICD. 
Tim was appointed to the Board in July 2020. Tim has extensive experience as an executive and non-executive director in the public, private and NGO health sectors in WA. Currently employed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rural Health West (an NGO dedicated to improving access to health care for people in rural and remote regions of WA), his previous experience includes CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Regional Director for Health in the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Wheatbelt Regions, General Manager of the Murchison Health Service and Executive Director of the Asthma Foundation of WA. In 2011, Tim also established health consultancy firm Virtual Health, which he operated successfully until joining Rural Health West in 2016. In addition to his executive experience, Tim is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a strong background in board directorship. His current appointments include Chair of the Western Australian Pastoral Lands Board and Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service WA.