CA, MBA (AGSM)
Dermot joined Ochre in November ‘16 as Group CEO. Dermot has worked in the healthcare sector for close to 10 years and has managed over 1,000 staff in Australia and New Zealand, including GPs, nurses, mental health professionals and a range of other allied health professionals. In Ochre, Dermot’s core role is to lead overall strategic direction and ensure the track record of Ochre Health continues to grow through the provision of community healthcare services that are clinically safe, easy for patients and other customers to access and are operationally efficient.
Dr Ross Lamplugh
Co-Founder & Chairman
Ross is a co-founding owner of the Ochre Health Group, and is the Chairman of the Board. Ross brings 20 years of clinical and medical management experience to the company, which includes 10 years as a GP Anaesthetist in rural and remote Australian communities; Medical Superintendent for Palm Island Hospital; and Deputy Director of Medical Services at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Ross is actively involved in medical education and is a voluntary Director of APLS Courses. He currently sits on the Allied Health Professions – Rural and Remote Generalist Project Advisory Group for HWA, and has previously served as a Director of the NSW RDN and General Practice Training Tasmania. As Chairman, Ross continues to work actively with the Executive Team within the Ochre Health Group. He has a particular interest in new opportunities and in Ochre maintaining its high level of clinical service.
Dr Hamish Meldrum
Co-Founder & Director of Medical Services
Hamish is a co-founding owner of the Ochre Health Group, and is the Director of Medical Services. Hamish is a NZ medical graduate with experience in General Practice, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics. Hamish worked in Bourke NSW for 5 years as a GP Obstetrician and since 2006 has been based in Sydney as the Director of Medical Services. Hamish is an examiner for the RACGP Fellowship exam. Hamish is involved with clinical governance, GP research, quality improvement, and clinical support for doctors in the Ochre Health Group.
Elena has over 15 years of financial management experience in Australia and other overseas countries including UK. A graduate of Kingston University, UK in 2000, Elena’s accomplishments include a Masters in Finance from Australian National University, MBA from University of Technology, Sydney. She is a member of The Tax Institute, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK and Association of Certified Practicing Accountants Australia. She has also completed a number of leadership courses. Elena has participated and led a number of major projects including the National Procurement Tender at Colonial Fist State, Merger of HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland retail portfolio, and Jacksons Landing Project at Lend Lease. Elena joined Ochre in March 2016 and currently oversees Finance and Property management.
National Recruitment Manager
Darren has over 10 years’ experience in healthcare recruitment in the UK and Australia. Following the completion of his Bachelor of Science at Portsmouth University in 2003, Darren spent 8 years building and managing the Science and Medical Division for a major recruitment agency in England, before relocating to Sydney with his family in June 2012. Darren joined the Ochre Team in February 2013 and has been responsible for the implementation and management of an internal recruitment model and the ongoing development of marketing, workforce planning, orientation and retention strategies.
National Site Manager
Kerron has over 25 years of business experience across a diverse range of industry sectors including management consulting, medical, dental and law as well as holding various consultancy positions during this time. Kerron’s experience has also included a number of years of local experience in large group practices on the Sunshine Coast. Kerron joined the Ochre team in 2013 as an Area Manager. Kerron’s current portfolio includes our Queensland and Australian Capital Territory practices. Additionally, Kerron will be jointly responsible for running an efficient and successful team of people across all of our medical centres.
National Site Manager
Sarah has over 15 years’ experience in the Health Care industry. Starting her career in Pathology at the Royal Hobart Hospital, central processing unit, where she completed her Certificate III in Business Office Administration. Sarah then moved into general practice, where she managed 5 sites in Tasmania over a seven year period. In 2012 Sarah joined the Ochre Team, starting as a locum coordinator, in 2013 Sarah was promoted into an Area Manager position and relocated to Canberra where she successfully overseen the opening of a large clinic. Sarah’s current portfolio includes Tasmania (where she currently resides) Victoria and New South Wales. Given the wide variety of roles Sarah has succeed in, she has gained extensive experience across the whole Health Care Industry.