Dr Michael Stanford AM was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2023 and is an experienced Non-Executive Director across a range of industries including healthcare, aged care and education.

Commencing his career as a doctor, Michael progressed into hospital administration and brings over 20 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of large multi-campus and multi-service health care organisations with national and international areas of operation, including St John of God Health Care, Australian Hospital Care Ltd, North-Western Health. North-Eastern Health Care Network and Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre.

Dr Stanford is a former Non-Executive Director of Healthscope, Virtus Health and Australian Clinical Labs. He is currently the Chair of Diabetes Australia and genU, a disability support service provider. He is also a board member for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University. He is a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the health sector.