Leadership Team

Leadership Team

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Teachers Health Group is how we represent our collective group under Teachers Federation Health Limited entity which comprises of Teachers Health, Nurses & Midwives Health, UniHealth along with our subsidiary business including Health Centres, Healthcare Services and Teachers Health Foundation.

Brad Joyce

Group Chief Executive Officer – Teachers Health Group


Brad joined Teachers Health as Chief Executive Officer in May 2006 and is now the CEO of the Teachers Health Group which includes Teachers Health, Nurses & Midwives Health and UniHealth. Under his leadership the Teachers Health Group has grown to be the largest industry-based profit-for-people health insurer in Australia, and the 6th largest overall. He has extensive leadership, executive management, strategic and commercial expertise, gained from more than 25 years as CEO in the health insurance and health care industries as well as senior management experience across a number of industry sectors through his career.

Brad has played a leading role in shaping the future of the private health insurance sector through his past and present roles as a director in various industry organisations, and currently holds the following positions:

  • a Director of Members Health Fund Alliance – an industry association that is active in the health insurance industry, shaping government policy and reform.
  • a Director of the Australian Health Service Alliance Ltd – a hospital and medical contracting company in the health insurance industry.
  • a Director of Private Healthcare Australia - the peak body for the private health insurance industry in Australia.
  • a member of the International Federation of Health Plans’ Council of Management – the leading global executive network within the international health insurance industry.  

Brad is a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major) degree from the University of Newcastle.

Joseph Phung

Chief Executive Officer of Subsidiary Businesses & Acting Chief Financial Officer - Teachers Health Group


Joseph is responsible for managing the subsidiary business of Teachers Health Group including Health Centres, Healthcare Services and Teachers Health Foundation.

Joseph was previously the Chief Financial Officer and has over 15 years' experience in the health insurance industry, working in a range of statistical, financial and business analysis roles.

Simone Tregeagle

Chief Customer Officer – Teachers Health Group


Simone has responsibility for all aspects of the Teachers Health member experience, including product design, marketing, sales and member service delivery. She and her team work together to ensure Teachers Health members benefit from outstanding value health insurance and a seamless member experience delivered with heart.

Simone has over 30 years’ experience in the Australian private health insurance industry, with a particular focus on industry and member-owned health funds. She has led teams across all aspects of health fund operations including strategy, member services, operations, marketing, sales, claims and clinical services.

Anthony Dalby

Chief Information Officer – Teachers Health Group


As Chief Information Officer, Anthony is responsible for delivering the strategy, security and management of technology services across the organisation.

Overseeing the Information Services department, Anthony and his team work as internal business consultants to support the entire business. He oversees projects aimed at improving our infrastructure, software, customer resource management and system support.

With more than 20 years’ experience working in private health insurance, Anthony has extensive experience ranging from start-up to large corporate insurers. Anthony actively involves himself in industry-wide developments and participates frequently in industry forums.

Greg McNeill

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer – Teachers Health Group


Greg joined in 2017, and is responsible for overseeing the ongoing development of an effective approach to managing risk, driven through our people, that creates value for the organisation and our members, and is supported by a strong risk culture.

Prior to moving into private health insurance, Greg has had an extensive career in the general insurance industry, working for several large and well respected local and multinational general insurers.

Penny Jones

General Counsel – Teachers Health Group


Penny was appointed General Counsel in 2012, following more than 30 years’ experience in general commercial law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Penny acts as an internal consultant, providing advice on commercial and legal issues to support decision making. She was also involved in the establishment of the Teachers Health Foundation.

Before joining, Penny worked at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in Sydney and Lovells (now Hogan Lovells International LLP) in London. As well as extensive legal experience in private practice, Penny has worked in corporate advisory firms and was General Counsel of an ASX-listed health IT company.

Bernadette Gates


Chief People Officer – Teachers Health Group


Joining in 2021 as Chief People Officer, Bernadette is responsible for every aspect of the employee lifecycle, including all areas of work, health, and safety.

Bernadette oversees a group of people and learning business partners, learning and development specialists, and analysts in the area of people and culture for the group.

With over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources, Bernadette has extensive experience in the financial services industry and banking, as well as the FMCG industry and international logistics, both in Australia and overseas.

Bernadette is passionate about member-based organisations and ensuring employees are well-equipped, developed and engaged to support the requirements of our members.