GMHBA appoints David Greig as new CEO

Published 19 Feb 2021

GMHBA Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr David Greig as its new CEO. Mr Greig will follow in the footsteps of Mark Valena who is leaving GMHBA after 12 years of dedicated and exemplary service.

Mr Greig brings a wealth of relevant experience from the finance, management consulting and health insurance sectors including his most recent role as the General Manager of HBF Health on the East Coast. His experience of over 20 years, also includes time at Booz & Company (now Strategy &), Bankwest, Bank of Queensland and Medibank.

GMHBA Chair, Claire Higgins said, “The Board is delighted that David is joining GMHBA as our next CEO.  He was a standout amongst a strong field of high calibre candidates. We are confident David shares our values and brings the attributes we are looking for across a wide range of business disciplines including strategy, customer and finance.”

“In addition, the Board was impressed by David’s passion to join a values driven business that has a proud heritage in Geelong as both a local member focussed health insurer and as an employer of choice.”

Mr Greig and his family will be relocating to Geelong and are looking forward to establishing a strong connection with the Geelong community.

“It is a great privilege to have this opportunity to join GMHBA, one of Australia’s great member-based organisations, with a rich heritage and a wonderful mission.”

“The past twelve months have reminded us of the importance of community and how central our health is to our way of life.  I am really looking forward to working with the Board and the team at GMHBA to make a genuine difference to the health and wellbeing of our members and to make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate,” said Mr Greig.

Ms Higgins went on to thank Mark Valena for his outstanding service to GMHBA.

“Mark has transformed GMHBA over the past 12 years into a leading values-based health insurer and healthcare company that puts the needs of our members and communities first. Under his leadership, GMHBA’s membership base has grown from 77,500 Australians in 2008 to nearly 370,000 today.”

“He has led the delivery of enhancements and value to our members, including diversifying the business under three health insurance brands, launching Australia’s first online health insurance brand with Frank, developing a thriving health services portfolio and establishing strategic partnerships through the AIA Vitality program and the Geelong Cats. The Board is incredibly grateful and appreciative of Mark’s contribution,” said Ms Higgins.

Mr Greig will take up his appointment as CEO of GMHBA from mid-May 2021.