AMPCo Board

Mr Richard Allely



Mr Richard Allely assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of AMPCo in 2014, and currently also serves as non-executive director of Source Financial Inc, advisory board member for Renoir Consulting Group, and non-executive director and audit committee chairman for the PGA of Australia. Mr Allely stepped down in October 2012 as the managing director and CEO of PMP Limited, the largest printing and distribution company in Australia and New Zealand with a turnover in excess of A$1 billion. He served more than 10 years with the company, including 7 years as chief financial officer. Prior to PMP Limited, Mr Allely held senior executive roles with a number of leading Australian and international companies including Tenix Pty Limited (formerly Transfield Pty Limited), John Fairfax Holdings Limited, Boral Limited, James Hardie Industries Limited and Fanner-PLP Pty Limited. Mr Allely has significant experience in the manufacturing, building and construction, publication and media sectors within Australia and South East Asia, and has led major business transformation programs involving M&A, divestments, restructuring and industry consolidation initiatives.

Dr Elizabeth Feeney


Dr Elizabeth Feeney is an anaesthetist with an interest in risk management, safety and quality in healthcare, and medical indemnity. Dr Feeney completed a Master of Health Law at the University of Sydney in 2004, during which time she also developed a keen interest in health care policy and effecting positive policy change through effective clinician input. This resulted in Dr Feeney undertaking a variety of representative and leadership roles at the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. Dr Feeney became a councillor of AMA (NSW) in 2003 and held a range of executive positions from 2004-2011. Dr Feeney is a former president of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, and also acted as director of the organisation from 2004-2012. Since 2010, Dr Feeney has been a director of AMA Limited, where she also serves as chair of the board. In addition to her commitments to the AMA, Dr Feeney conducts a busy private practice in Sydney.

Dr Steve Hambleton


Dr Steve Hambleton is a former Federal Vice President and President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) 2009-2014. He was the State Manager of the corporate medical centre provider Foundation Healthcare in Queensland (now IPN) in 2001. He was President of AMA Queensland in 2005-6 and served on the AMA Council of General Practice at a State and Federal level for more than 15 years. Dr Hambleton was the AMA representative on the National Immunisation Committee from 2006-2010, and was a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee 2007 -2009. He was a member of the AMA Taskforce on Indigenous Health in 2005 and was Chair from 2009 to 2014. He is a Member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Advisory Group. Dr Hambleton was appointed Chairman of the National eHealth Transition Authority in June 2014 and for his services to general practice was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the RACGP in September 2014. Dr Hambleton joined the Board of Avant Mutual Group Limited in November 2014. In April 2015 he appointed the Chair of the Primary Health Care Advisory Group in to investigate options to provide better care for people with complex and chronic illness; innovative care and funding models; better recognition and treatment of mental health conditions; and greater connection between primary health care and hospital care. He is also a member of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce and a member of the eHealth Implementation taskforce Steering Committee. Dr Hambleton was awarded the AMA’s Gold Medal in May of 2015 for services to his profession.

Mr Rowan Dean

Independent executive

Mr Rowan Dean is the editor of The Spectator Australia, a political humourist with The Australian Financial Review, and a political columnist with Brisbane’s Courier Mail. With a copywriting background in advertising, Mr Dean successfully launched Fosters Lager and Paul Hogan into the United Kingdom, and co-wrote a British television commercial for Hamlet cigars – which was twice voted one of the world’s best ads. Mr Dean is also an award-winning film director as well as former Executive Creative Director on many of Australia’s best-known brands. More recently, he has become familiar to Australian audiences as a panelist on the ABC’s The Gruen Transfer, Q&A, and The Drum, as well as regularly appearing on The Paul Murray Show on Sky News, The Nation and the Peter Van Onselen News Hour. Mr Dean also makes regular guest appearances on The Bolt Report on Channel Ten and the Miranda Devine Show on 2GB, and has hosted his own programs on 2UE radio. In 2013 he published Beyond Satire, a selection of satirical and other political columns. Mr Dean was born in Canberra, educated in France, Germany, Britain and Australia, and speaks French and German.

Mr Damian Smith


Mr Damian Smith is an independent non-executive director of AMPCo, holding the position since August 2017. Mr Smith works as a strategy & operations consultant for several technology and digital media businesses. Mr Smith is an experienced digital media and technology executive, having been Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ-listed LookSmart, as well as CEO of RateCity, and more recently Essential Media, a leading public affairs and research consultancy. He has also led digital media at Network TEN, was interim CEO and a non-executive Director at Nuix (a leading Australian forensic software business), and was part of the initial team at Telstra Ventures. Mr Smith holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.