Police Health is a not-for-profit, restricted access private health insurer for the policing community and their extended families. Police Health is open to anyone currently or previously working or volunteering in Australian Police Departments or Police Unions or Associations.

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Meet the Police Health team

The Board

Police Health Insurance is proudly run by police, for police, who know, understand and care about the police community.


Peter Shanahan

“My commitment to our members is to provide them with the best value health insurance."


Board Director
Linda Williams

“I am keen to assist in maintaining the solid governance, rigorous financial management and growth to strengthen member services.”


Board Director
Mick O'Neil

“Our mission to care for one another and improving the health and wellbeing of our community continues to drive my commitment.”


Board Director
Phil Vincent

“I will strive to contribute to the Board’s ongoing stewardship of this successful fund.”


Board Director
Simon Watkins

“I am committed to ensuring we are a resilient organisation so we are always there to support you, and your family’s, health and wellbeing .”


Board Director
Mark Burgess

“As the former CEO of the Police Federation of Australia and a police officer of over thirty years, I see us as being an integral part of the police and emergency services family.”


Board Director
Gary Burns

"Having been a member of Police Health for over 50 years and now newly elected to the Board, I look forward to ensuring Police and Emergency Services members continue to receive excellent private health services."

Board Director
Hamish Cameron

"I bring extensive experience in the fields of technology and cyber security, which are essential for the digital advancement and protection of member information for Police Health."


Our Executive Team

Police Health is managed by a team of seasoned professionals with vast experience in the health and insurance industries.


Chief Executive Officer
Scott Williams

"As the son of a police officer and a father of three myself, I love how much Police Health embodies the police family spirit and always puts the health and wellbeing of members first."


Chief Operating Officer
Rebecca Chapman

"I look forward to the continued growth of Police Health, whilst maintaining an unwavering focus on our members, and their health insurance needs."


Chief Risk Officer
Kirsty Sullivan

"My purpose is to enable the business to create and protect value so that our members receive the best support possible for their health and wellbeing, allowing them to focus on continuing to protect and support our family, friends and communities."


General Manager Brand & Growth
Angelo Russo

"Police Health has earned a reputation as a trusted and respected brand, and the entire organisation has a sharp focus on the health and wellbeing of the policing community."


General Manager Customer Experience
Daniel Zervaas

"With the consumer being police I have a strong sense of satisfaction in providing a service to the members of the community who serve us all."


General Manager People & Culture
Margot Cook

"I'm proud to be part of the team at Police Health where I see a committed and professional approach with genuine interest in the health and wellbeing of our people and members."


General Manager Commercialisation
Pete Madsen

“Police Health plays an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the police and emergency services communities. I’m proud to be working with a dedicated team that always strives to give of its best to deliver exceptional service to our members.”


Our Heritage

Police Health: an ongoing commitment to excellence

Police Health was created in August 1935 by police employees to assist them and their families. Concerned that existing health provision did not meet their needs, our founders established their own health fund to secure peace of mind knowing that they would be fully supported through sickness and poor health.

Across the last 90 years, the provision of and demand for healthcare has evolved significantly. Nevertheless, our enduring purpose — to deliver a diverse range of high quality, value for money health services for our members and their families — is as true now as it was then. This commitment to excellence — which saw us launch Emergency Services Health in 2016 — forms an unbroken link with our heritage. It remains central to what we do.

Today, our not-for-profit private health fund covers over 90,000 people nationwide across our two brands — providing true peace of mind and acting as a trusted partner in health and wellbeing.

Our History 

1935 — the South Australian Police Department Employees' Hospital Fund begins on 1 August with 363 members

1984 — our name is changed to the South Australian Police Employees' Health Fund

1996 — the Fund introduces general treatment (extras) cover. Police Health is registered as our certified business name by the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs

2001 — Police Health changes its constitution to allow employees of other States, Territories and Federal Police departments to join the fund

2009 — the fund changes from an incorporated association to a company with the formation of Police Health Limited

2017 — Police Health Limited launches a separate fund for Emergency Services

2020 — Police Health and Emergency Services Health are amalgamated as two brands under Police Health Limited

2023 — Police Health Limited passes 85,000 members and 5,000 primary policy holders

Fund voted #1 in Australia

In an independent survey of almost 20,000 Australians, Police Health came out on top in the categories that matter most - those related to our members.^

^Healthcare and Insurance Australia Report 2023 — independent research conducted by IPSOS.