Board members

Dr Ross Lamplugh

Dr Ross Lamplugh

Co-Founder & Chair

Ross is a co-founding owner and Chair of the Ochre Health Group. He brings 30 years of clinical and medical management experience to the company, including 10 years as a GP Anaesthetist in rural and remote Australian communities. His clinical roles prior to founding Ochre Health include Medical Superintendent of Palm Island Hospital and Deputy Director of Medical Services at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Ross is actively involved in medical education and he is a voluntary Director of Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) courses. He has also been a Director of the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN), General Practice Training Tasmania and other not-for-profit organisations, and he has been a member of the Rural and Remote Generalist Project Advisory Group to Health Workforce Australia (HWA), the Commonwealth authority delivering a coordinated national approach to health workforce reform. As Chairman, Ross works closely with our CEO and leadership team on strategic direction, growth opportunities, board governance and management performance.

 

Dr Hamish Meldrum

Dr Hamish Meldrum

Co-Founder & Director

Hamish is a co-founding owner and Director of the Ochre Health Group. He is a New Zealand medical graduate with extensive experience in General Practice, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics. He worked in the NSW Outback town of Bourke for 5 years as a GP Obstetrician before moving to Sydney in 2006. Hamish was Ochre Health’s Director of Medical Services until 2020, leading clinical governance and quality improvement, as well as developing and overseeing our long-running and highly regarded patient health outcomes program. Hamish is still involved in clinical support for doctors across the Ochre Health Group and he is Chair of Ochre Health’s Innovation Committee with a focus on developing and implementing innovations that improve patient care and practice operations as well as advance the company’s leadership in general practice. Alongside these roles, he maintains his clinical practice and he is also an examiner for the RACGP Fellowship examination program.

Dermot Roche

Dermot Roche

Group CEO & Executive Director

Dermot joined the Ochre Health Group as CEO in November 2016 and he was appointed Executive Director in May 2021. He has extensive experience in leading healthcare businesses, including having held a number of executive management roles with Medibank Health Solutions across a range of telehealth and traditional face-to-face clinic businesses. Dermot thrives on building strong teams and balancing the operational, clinical, commercial and cultural aspects of leading growth-orientated businesses. He has championed “The Ochre Way”, the Group’s management framework which articulates our Purpose, Vision and Values, as well as providing a roadmap for successful operations and delivering on our core Purpose of “Improving the health of our communities”. As a people person, Dermot always prioritises the experience we deliver to our key stakeholders groups – our patients, our GPs and our team members. Dermot is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA. Prior to his Medibank roles, he held executive leadership positions in the ASX-listed environments of Salmat and PMP.

Elizabeth Crouch AM

Elizabeth Crouch AM

Independent Non-executive Director

Elizabeth is a seasoned director across both public and private sectors who was appointed in November 2021. She is the Emeritus Deputy Chancellor of Macquarie University and a Non-executive Director of ReadyTech Holdings, Angus Knight Group and the recently-privatised waste management company Bingo Industries. She is also Chair of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and the Customer Owned Banking Association, as well as sitting on the boards of Hearing Australia, Health Infrastructure NSW and the NSW Institute of Sport. Her previous board roles include Non-executive Director of the Chandler Macleod Group, McGrath, RailCorp and Macquarie University Hospital. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters in Cyber Security, and she is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has also been awarded an Order of Australia for services to the higher education and rail transport sectors.

Lianne Buck

Lianne Buck

Independent Non-executive Director

Lianne was appointed in November 2021 and she is the Chair of our Audit & Risk Committee. She has over 20 years of experience in Australian and global investment markets focusing on infrastructure and real estate assets. Having commenced her career with KPMG, her executive experience includes eight years as Head of Direct Investments and Infrastructure for NSW Treasury Corporation, Investment Director with Hastings Funds Management in New York and Chief Operating Officer of Macquarie Group’s unlisted infrastructure funds. Lianne is currently a Non-executive Director of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation, Spark Infrastructure and ISPT property group. She is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committees of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation and Spark Infrastructure.

Rod Lamplugh

Rod Lamplugh

Independent Non-executive Director

Rod is a corporate lawyer who joined the board in 2014. He is currently a Non-executive Director of several companies as well as being a Trustee of the Victoria Police Provident Fund and a Principal of Lamplugh McIntosh Lawyers based in Melbourne.  He is a former Chair of Stadia Media (now MKTG) and a former Director of the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club and Dentsu ANZ. He was also a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Mitchell Communications Group Limited for over ten years. Rod has extensive experience in corporate governance, as well as in the setting and achieving of sound strategic and financial goals and risk management. He holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Jurisprudence.