The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation – Our Board
The Board of Directors bring wonderful community spirit and professional expertise in a variety of areas to the Hospital and great foresight for the future of the Hospital and the Foundation.
Chairman, Company Secretary, Founding Director
Bachelor of Commerce; FCPA; Chartered Tax Advisor
George is a Founding Director and this is his fourth year as Chairman. George has held various board committee roles. He has close contact with many upcoming and well known talented Australian singers and has enabled the Foundation the opportunity to work with them. He is Managing Director and Principal of George Kemp and Associates Pty Ltd and is an Australasian specialist in international tax law.
George is Chairman of the POWHF Finance & Audit Committee and is on the POWHF Dreams2Live4 Transition Committee.
George JepsonDeputy Chair
George joined the Foundation Board in September 2019 after spending over 35 years in senior management roles within Healthcare in both the public and private sector in NSW and internationally. He has led major organisational change within St Vincent’s, Royal North Shore and Prince of Wales hospitals and managed the development of general practice networks as community-based healthcare risk holders and as part of the private health insurance sector. George spent the past ten years in the Middle East developing healthcare in both the government hospital and private sector establishing contracts for the design, building and management of private sector.
George with his wife Marie were cofounders and members of the Board of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation formed in memory of their son to address the impact of mental health within the legal profession. George is an Associate Fellow of ACHSM and Graduate Member of AICD.
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, Masters of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice
Rani is a partner at Ashurst lawyers specialising in complex commercial litigation and investigations. She has extensive experience in advising companies and their boards, across a range of industry sectors (including media , entertainment, financial services and healthcare) on high stakes disputes and regulatory investigations. Rani is skilled in achieving effective commercial resolutions in contentious matters. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Rani was a partner with Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers, in its litigation practice, for a number of years. Before her time at Gilbert + Tobin, Rani was General Counsel and Company Secretary of Australian Payments Clearing Association Limited, where her experience included advising on a number of payment systems and clearing and settlement issues and projects, and where she was centrally involved in advising the Board and multiple management committees. She also practised in the banking and finance and litigation groups at Freehills, and in the litigation department of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York.
Rani is the Chair of the Foundation’s Governance Committee, a member of the Nominations committee and was previously Chair of Dreams2Live4 Transition Committee.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws Macquarie University
Rick has been a board member of POWHF for seven years. He has a good knowledge of the health system as he has been a patient of the hospital and offers his legal expertise. Rick founded a cycling event called Ride for Life that ran for ten years and raised funds for UNSW Cancer Survivor Centre to fund a research fellowship to assist people surviving cancer. Through his law firm ChristieLaw, Rick specialises in wills & estates, property law and small business law.
Founding Director, Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, Chairman, The Mark Moran Group
Mark was a founding director of the Foundation. He has maintained directorships over 20 years. Mark was recently Chairman for the POWHF Planning Committee for the successful Hybrid Operating Suite campaign. Mark was a Director and CEO of the Moran Arts Foundation from 1988 – 2013, and the Moran Family Foundation. With his wife Evette they are principal supporters of the Literacy for Life Foundation (Indigenous literacy). They sponsor the annual Mark and Evette Moran Reddam House Entrepreneurial six year Scholarship and the annual Moran Rocks to Rocks on the Central Coast (surf lifesaving). They have also been principal sponsors of the Central Coast Five Lands Walk Festival for the past four years and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and they have been the principal sponsors of the Waverly Council NIB (literature) awards for the past two years.
Masters of Health Law (University of Sydney), Bachelor of Nursing (University of Western Sydney)
Jennie Barry has been the General Manager of Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital since July 2019 and brings over 23 years varied health expertise to the Foundation Board.Jennie started her career as a registered nurse at Kareena Private and Prince of Wales Hospitals, specialising in orthopaedics before moving into management roles across surgery, anaesthetics, community health and aged care.Prior to joining the Prince of Wales Hospital, Jennie was the Director of Nursing and Support Services at Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital.
Tina is a Buyers Agent at Rose & Jones with more than 20 years experience in institutional equity trading in Hong Kong, New York and Sydney. Drawing from her vast experience in negotiating large deals and working with the world’s most sophisticated investors, she brings her passion for real estate into this next phase of her career. An avid investor of real estate over the last 30 years, Tina has bought, sold and renovated many homes across the Eastern Suburbs.
Having grown up in countryside, Tina spent her high school years at boarding school in Rose Bay and she has a well-established personal and professional network across Sydney. She enjoys building trust and creating long term relationships with her clients, many of whom have known her for decades.
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts
Sarah has 30 years’ experience in the law, initially as a lawyer, before moving into professional services recruitment, where she specialises in sourcing and placing in-house banking and financial services lawyers, and compliance, risk, regulatory, governance and company secretarial professionals. In addition, Sarah has sourced and placed multiple General and Corporate Counsel in the banking and financial services sectors, in professional services and consulting firms, as well as in both public and private companies in Australia and internationally. Sarah has also sourced and placed many partners and senior lawyers in the banking and financial services sections of top tier national and international law firms.
Sarah’s interest, passion and commitment to the law, and to the sourcing and placement of top quality lawyers, stems from her family’s unique and substantial contribution to the law over three generations of lawyers.
Sarah sits on a number of boards including the Jessie Street Trust advisory board.
Master of International Studies (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma Chartered Accounting
Amanda is the Director for Government & Stakeholder Engagement at the Mark Moran Group and has extensive experience in government relations and advocacy, financial analyses, and business strategy and transformation across a broad range of sectors and portfolio areas. Amanda began her career in asset management as an accountant working her way up to the position of financial controller where she led business restructure, organisational change and innovation.
She is highly regarded for engaging governments, clients and stakeholders to achieve better planning, operational and strategic outcomes. Coupled with her background in business, including as a change agent, Amanda provides additional value to clients through helping them develop meaningful relationships with public sector stakeholders in order to achieve optimal outcomes for their employees, members, shareholders and the broader community.
Amanda’s specialisations include strategic advice to enhance business improvement and opportunities to better navigate regulated environments. She has worked with clients in the private sector, not for profit and industry groups as a principal strategist to associations, boards, CEOs, and senior executives in their engagement with government and external stakeholders, especially in the health and technology sectors.