Richard Dammery

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Hons) LLB (Monash), MBA (Melb.), Ph.D (Cambridge), FAICD

Richard was appointed as a non-executive director of Nexus Hospitals in March 2020.  He has extensive board and governance experience, having served on a range of boards and acted as a board adviser for over 25 years.

Before commencing his non-executive career, Richard held senior leadership roles in a range of major Australian and New Zealand companies, including Woolworths Group where he was the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, responsible for legal advice, group governance, and compliance.

Unusually for a lawyer, Richard has also held a number of commercial general management roles, principally in the telecommunications and technology sectors.

He has also served as a partner of a major law firm, Minter Ellison, specialising in corporate advice, and mergers and acquisitions.

Coming from a medical family, Richard learned from a young age about the commitment required of healthcare professionals to provide a high level of patient care and quality clinical outcomes.  He was excited to be invited to join the Nexus board where he can apply his skills and experience to a healthcare setting.  He sees enormous potential to grow the company and contribute to the sustainability of the healthcare system, while cultivating a culture of high quality patient-centred care.