Master of Business Administration, 1991
CEO and Managing Director, nib Health Funds Ltd
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mark Fitzgibbon joined nib in 2002 with a mandate to reposition the company to better meet future challenges. nib has since experienced significant national market growth.
I graduated with my MBA at UTS almost 20 years ago and without doubt it has proven to be one of the most important steps in my own career and indeed development as a person.
Today, nib is one of Australia's fastest growing health insurance funds providing health cover to more than 800,000 people nationwide. Since 2002, nib has grown 84% compared to the industry's 24%. In 2007, nib became the first Australian private health insurer to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Fitzgibbon has a Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Arts. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Director of the Australian Health Insurance Association as well as nib holdings, and various subsidiaries.
"I graduated with my MBA at UTS almost 20 years ago and without doubt it has proven to be one of the most important steps in my own career and indeed development as a person," he says.
"I can reflect on three reasons why this is so. Firstly, my MBA was a ‘ticket to ride’ so to speak – although I suppose today it’s like a price of entry into senior management ranks. Secondly, my MBA gave me knowledge. Knowledge I’ve been able to apply in various careers including my present role – such is the dexterity and durability of learning. And thirdly, my MBA gave me a lifetime hunger for more learning."