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George Savvides, Managing Director, Medibank Private Limited, 31 March 2015


George Savvides, Managing Director, Medibank Private Limited, addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 20 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “Australia’s Healthcare: the key imperatives around service delivery, escalating costs and primary care”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Optus and Message Stick.

George Savvides was appointed Managing Director of Medibank Private, Australia’s largest health insurer, in early 2002. Throughout his 13 years of CEO leadership the organisation has enjoyed record membership growth and strong financial performance and expanded into health services. Medibank’s annual revenue has grown to over $6 billion with a customer base of 3.8 million people.

George has 25 years of experience in the Australian & NZ health care sector.   He has successfully led two ASX listings, Sigma in 1999 and Medibank Private in 2014. The Medibank float of $5.6 billion was the second largest in Australia’s history and the third largest in the world in 2014. It is now a top 100 listed Australian company.

George has an honours degree in Engineering from UNSW and an MBA from UTS and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is a Board member of NZX listed Ryman Healthcare, the largest age care operator in New Zealand and is Vice President on the Council of the iFHP (International Federation of Health Plans). His “not for profit” roles include the Chairman of World Vision Australia and is the patron of Arrow Leadership Australia. He previously served for 10 years on the World Vision International Board.


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