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Eric Dodd    Independent Director

Following the merger of MBF and Bupa Australia in June 2008, Eric Dodd became the Managing Director of the combined organisation, providing private health insurance to around three million Australians. Eric joined MBF Australia Limited (MBF) in October 2002 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. In his role, Eric grew the company from a $0.5m profit to $235m in a 5 year period, trebling the market value of the organisation which culminated in its sale to the BUPA UK group for $2.41bn. In 1996, Eric joined the NRMA group as Chief Financial Officer and, in May 1998, became the Managing Director of NRMA Insurance Limited and Chief Executive Officer of NRMA Limited.

Eric has a broad range of experience in insurance, finance and banking. Prior to NRMA, Eric was the Group Finance Director at NatWest Markets, Executive Director at Legal and General and he was a general manager at the Bank of New Zealand and Australian Bank. In November 2008, Eric stepped down as Managing Director of Bupa Australia Group to pursue a career as a Non-Executive Director. He is currently the Chairman of First American Title Insurance, Director of Healthscope PL and a Director of The Credit Corp Group. He is also a Director of Clean up Australia and Clean up the World and a former Chairman of Odyssey House.

Eric is a past President of the Insurance Council of Australia and was previously a member of the Australian Payments Council, the Business Council of Australia, the Australian Health Insurance Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Bankers Association. Eric has a Bachelor of Economics with statistics and accounting majors. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Eric was born in South Africa and is married with two children. His interests include rugby, tennis, golf, reading, wine collecting, travel and tending his vineyard in the Hunter Valley.

Tony Gill    Independent Director

Tony Gill was appointed Director in September 2006. He was previously Group Head, Banking and Securitisation, Macquarie Bank Limited. Tony has had many years experience in banking. Prior to Mcquarie Bank he worked as a Chartered Accountant with a major international firm in Australia and Canada. His banking experience is in treasury, mortgage banking, lending and securitisation. Tony is past Chairman of the Australian Securitisation Forum and past President of the Mortgage Industry Association of Australia and was also active in the mortgage origination and securitisation industry. Mr Gill is also Chairman of Australian Finance Group and Director, Virgin Money Australia.

Richard Nott    Independent Director

Richard Nott is the former Chief Executive Officer CGU Lenders' Mortgage Insurance Ltd; General Manager at Standard Chartered Bank Australia Ltd, and Australian Bank, plus a twenty six year career with National Australia Bank throughout Australia and England in retail and International Banking. He was for some years a Director of Prime Insurance group, a Bermudan based Lenders' Mortgage Insurer. Richard is a Director of Four Hats Financial Services Pty.Ltd, a venture capital company, and First Mac B Limited a part of the First Mac group, Australia's largest privately owned securitiser of residential housing loans.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Science (Hons) in banking, and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, Commerce, Insurance and Risk Management. He is a Fellow of Australian and British Insurance and Banking, plus Accounting, Chartered Secretaries, and Management institutes. For over a decade Mr. Nott was President of the Australia-Britain Society and in recent years Chairman of the Australia-Britain Society Foundation. He is a member of the Cook Society and Fred Hollows Foundation.

Ken DeGiorgio    Non-Executive Director, Executive Vice President First American Financial Corporation

Kenneth D. DeGiorgio is executive vice president for First American Financial Corporation. DeGiorgio's tenure with First American began in 1999 when he was appointed regulatory counsel. He was promoted to vice president and associate general counsel in 2001, then to senior vice president and general counsel three years later. DeGiorgio was named as executive vice president of First American Financial Corporation in 2010. DeGiorgio began his career as an associate in the Los Angeles office of White & Case, a law firm based in New York. A California native, he graduated with honors from Harvard University before attending University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he earned a juris doctor degree; and Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, where he received a master's degree in business administration. DeGiorgio resides in Long Beach, Calif.

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