Management Team

Dermot Roche

Dermot Roche


Dermot joined the Ochre Health Group as CEO in 2016. He has a rare breadth and depth of experience of Australia’s healthcare sector, having worked in a number of executive management roles within some of Australia’s largest healthcare organisations including Medibank. Dermot has championed “The Ochre Way” – creating our Purpose, Vision, Values, we well as the roadmap Ochre Health is following in order to both prosper and also to deliver on our core Purpose of “improving the health of our communities”. A people person in a people business, Dermot understands the key focus in delivering on of these objectives is to operate a patient-centred model of care in partnership with great GPs who are well-supported by a cohesive team of nurses, administration and other staff.


Dr Ross Lamplugh

Co-Founder & Chairman

Ross is a co-founding owner of the Ochre Health Group and the Chairman of the Board. Ross brings 20 years of clinical and medical management experience to the company, including 10 years as a GP Anaesthetist in rural and remote Australian communities. He was also the Medical Superintendent for Palm Island Hospital and 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 was previously a Director of the NSW RDN and General Practice Training Tasmania. As Chairman, Ross works closely with the Ochre Health Group leadership team with a particular focus on growth opportunities and on maintaining Ochre’s high level of clinical service.


Dr Hamish Meldrum

Co-Founder & Director

Hamish is a co-founding owner and director of the Ochre Health Group. Hamish is a New Zealand medical graduate with experience in General Practice, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics. He worked in the Outback town of Bourke in NSW for 5 years as a GP Obstetrician and, since 2006, he has been based in Sydney. He was Ochre Health’s Director of Medical Services until 2020, focusing on clinical governance, quality improvement and running the company’s program around monitoring and reporting on health outcomes. He is still extensively involved in clinical support for doctors across the Ochre Health Group as well as being an examiner for the RACGP Fellowship exam.

Dr John Hall

Director of Medical Services

John joined the Ochre Health Group as Director of Medical Services in 2020. He was previously the owner and Managing Director of Downs Rural Medical, a multi-centre GP practice based on the Darling Downs in Queensland, which merged with Ochre Health at the same time. John is the current President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), a Fellow of both ACRRM and RACGP, a past president of RDAQ, and he also sits on the AMAQ Board. He is a highly experienced Rural Generalist doctor, holding qualifications in both obstetrics and skin cancer medicine, and he currently provide VMO obstetric services in Cooma in NSW, St George in Queensland and Broome in WA.


Jason Keir

Chief Operating Officer

With 20 years of experience in senior executive roles including at McDonalds Australia and Telstra, Jason has spent the last decade in the healthcare sector. In this time, he has focused on building, growing and improving organisations’ systems, processes and people capabilities across telehealth, occupational medicine, allied health and specialist services areas. As Chief Operating Officer, Jason is responsible for the national management of medical centres and patient care, operationalising “The Ochre Way” to ensure that our clinics are easy to access, friendly to deal with and operating efficiently – every time, every day.

Sean Grant

Sean Grant

Chief Marketing Officer

Sean has over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, business development and customer experience leadership roles spanning healthcare, professional services and consulting. He is a Fellow and Lifetime Member of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) and he has won four AMI Marketing Excellence Awards at national level including the Campaign of the Year. As Chief Marketing Officer, Sean is responsible for marketing strategy and campaigns founded in “The Ochre Way” and supporting both our growth targets and our model of patient-centric care delivered by great GPs.

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