Board of Directors

Phil Smart - Chairman

Phil Smart started his professional career in 1976 by completing a Carpentry Apprenticeship and then held a General Builders License in both Queensland and New South Wales.

In 1983, Phil joined the Real Estate industry and found his niche as a successful sales and marketing specialist that culminated in him travelling internationally as a keynote lecturer on sales and marketing.

Phil’s introduction to the recruitment industry began in 1994 as the financial backer and strategic adviser to a recruitment organisation, which is still in existence today. In late 1996 Phil sold his shareholding in that company, however, he had developed an affinity for the industry and decided to establish WorkPac in February of 1997.

When introduced to recruitment Phil realised that his experience, firstly as a tradesperson and then with sales and marketing, when combined with his proven success in developing large sales teams gave him a unique mix of credentials that made him well suited to the industry.

Today Phil is the driving force behind the WorkPac Group’s success and his vision, direction and values are the cornerstones on which the organisation has been built.

Steven Dahl - Founder, Chief Executive Officer

In 2011 Steven Dahl founded SmartClinics with a vision of making it everyday healthcare easier by reducing wait times and improving convenience and accessibility.

As the father of two young boys, Steven experienced first hand how difficult it can be to get in to see a GP and how long you have to wait. With his past experience in creating businesses that innovate in traditional industries Steven started SmartClinics with a fresh perspective. Using his business experience and leveraging technology to improve processes, SmartClinics has ambitious growth plans.

Steven loves working with the SmartClinics team to challenge the status quo in primary healthcare and to offer a valued service to patients.

Jason Pierce - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jason is an entrepreneurial finance executive who is focused on building long-term value by blending the need for strong corporate governance with ‘what’s right for the customer’ (in our case the patient).

Over the past 20 years, Jason’s unique skill set has allowed him to help businesses throughout the US, Europe and Australia to flourish. He has advised on over 160 acquisitions and demergers across 4 continents, negotiated numerous major customer/supplier contracts, and re-defined/modified business models to capture market opportunities.

Originally from Texas, USA Jason is married to an Australian, has two young children and now calls Brisbane, Australia home. His firsthand experience of healthcare in the US and in Australia provides him a unique perspective of where the greatest gains can be made by an organisation like SmartClinics.

Stuart Bruce James - Non Executive Director

Stuart is an experienced executive in the financial and healthcare sectors. Stuart’s past roles include Managing Director of Australian Financial Services for Colonial and Managing Director of Colonial State Bank (formerly the State Bank of N.S.W). Stuart also held an executive role as CEO of the Mayne Group from January 2002 to January 2005, during which time, her oversaw the remarkable growth of the groups healthcare business. Prior to that, Stuart was Mayne’s Chief Operating Officer from July 2000 to January 2002. Stuart is the Chairperson of Prime Financial Group Ltd, Progen Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Pulse Health Ltd. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer Nv and a Member of the Advisory Board of NED Phosphagenics Ltd. Stuart joined the board of SmartClinics Family Medical Centres in 2016.

Stuart is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Board’s Audit Committee.

Dr Glen Richards – Non Executive Director

Glen is the founding Managing Director of Greencross and was a co founder and Director of Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd prior to the merger with Greencross. He practiced companion animal medicine and surgery in Brisbane, Townsville and London before commencing practice ownership and establishing Greencross Vets in Townsville in 1994. Glen is a past Director of Lyppard Australia, one of Australia’s leading Veterinary wholesalers. He established China’s first western veterinary practice (Shanghai PAW) in 2001. He has been a Member of Australian Veterinary Association since 1988, with special interest groups in small animals and practice management. In more recent years, Glen has involved himself in a range of human healthcare organisation, investing in and taking board roles with leading healthcare companies My Foot Doctor, Monserrat Day Hospitals and SmartClinics Family Medical Centres.