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.

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. Mr Smith is a non-executive Director of the .au Domain Administration ( ), and a member of that Board’s Security and Risk Sub-Committee.

Dr Gary Speck AM


DrGary Speck joined the board of AMPCo in July 2018. Dr Speck is also a director of AMA Ltd and chairs the investment committee. He is a practising orthopaedic surgeon with appointments in public hospital and a busy private practice, with active involvement in teaching at postgraduate level and is Deputy chair of the R.A.C.S. medicolegal section. He has been active in professional associations with executive and leadership roles with the AMA, RACS, Australian Orthopaedic Association, Council of Procedural Specialists and the Spine Society of Australia. Dr Speck is a peer reviewer for SICOT(Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie) since 2007, and a regular contributor to international meetings. Dr Speck has undertaken regular and advanced courses with the AICD gaining a GAICD. From July 2016 he has chaired Medical Indemnity Protection Society (MIPS) and is a director of MIPS insurance Ltd. In 2012 he was a foundation member of the Health Innovation and Reform Council, Department of Health (Government of Victoria), 2012-2015; Chair of the Standing Committee on Health Quality, Safety and Outcomes, 2012-2015, advising David Davis the Health Minister and achieving changes in pay for performance and unplanned readmissions. Most recently he chaired a panel responsible for the introduction of a Victorian legislated new assessment system for traffic injury spinal impairment in 2016.