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Mater Group Board of Directors

The Mater Group Board of Directors represents a dynamic blend of contemporary expertise and business acumen. Diverse in their professional backgrounds and community interests, each Director has extensive experience guiding organisations through critical phases of change. With this synergistic gathering of experience, knowledge and skills, the Mater Group possesses the vibrant and cohesive leadership essential for the successful integration of health, education and research to ensure the continued delivery of our Mission.

The Mater Group Board is enhanced through contributions from the subsidiary Mater Research Board, Mater Education Board and Mater Foundation Board—each with the leadership, knowledge and expertise required to not only lead each area, but effectively advise and guide the broader Mater Group strategy to ensure the provision of exceptional care and service to all whom we are privileged to serve.

Sr Pauline Burke rsm

Sr Pauline Burke was appointed as a non-executive director on 27 September 2007. She has been involved in primary, secondary and tertiary education and counselling, police recruit education and chaplaincy, parish ministry and congregation leadership of the Brisbane Sisters of Mercy. She is currently a director on the All Hallows' School Board.

She is chairwoman of the Mission and Ethics Committee and a member of the People and Learning Committee.

Terry Crawford

Terry is a non-executive director and corporate adviser who brings a particular focus on strategy, commercial negotiations and mergers and acquisitions.

He has extensive senior executive and director experience nationally and internationally, including prior roles as Head of International Strategy, HSBC Bank plc, London and Head of Wealth Management Europe, HSBC Bank plc.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Laws (The University of Queensland) and Bachelor of Economics (The University of Queensland), and was admitted as a Barrister-at-law in 1980.

He is currently a director of White Energy Company Ltd, Mercy Community Services SEQ Ltd, Mater Health Services Ltd, Mater Medical Research Institute Ltd and Trinity Health Services Ltd.

Prior directorships include Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd and Yancoal Australia Ltd.

Brian Flannery (Chairman of the Board)

Brian is Chairman of the Board, and a member of the Planning and Strategy, Finance, Remuneration and People and Learning committees.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from The University of Queensland and has more than 40 years’ experience in the construction and mining sectors. He is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of White Energy.

Brian has held CEO positions with several mining companies and has held the position of Mater Board Director since July 2001.

Dr Geof Hirst

Dr Hirst has had a distinguished career in a wide variety of medical roles since completing his urological training in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada in 1975. He was a transplant surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital for almost 15 years and in urological practice as a Visiting Medical Officer at Mater as well as in private practice until 2004.

His administrative and other non-clinical roles have included:

  • executive positions with the Urological Society of Australasia and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Urological Surgeons
  • Director of Clinical Services, Mater Children’s Hospital
  • Senior Risk Management Consultant, Mater Health Services
  • Deputy Director, Professional Services Review
  • Director of Surgical Services and subsequently Director of Urology at Mater Health Services (2004 to 2013).

He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vince O'Rourke (Deputy Chair)

Vince is Deputy Chair of the Board. He has enjoyed a distinguished career, primarily in the rail transport industry. In 1990, he was appointed Queensland Commissioner for Railways before taking the position of Chief Executive Officer at Queensland Rail, a role he held from 1991 to 2000.

He has led many companies including the Queensland Treasury Corporation Capital Markets Board, the Australian National Training Authority and Linfox Holdings Pty Ltd, and the Rail Cooperative Research Centre for Engineering and Technologies.

He is currently Chairman of Rail Innovation Australia, a Non-Executive Director of White Energy Company and Yancoal Australia Ltd, a Trustee of Queensland Museum and a former Chairman of the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Board.

Vince was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2000 and awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to the Rail Transport Industry and Queensland Rail.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New England and is an Honorary Doctor of the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.

Peter Pearce

Peter Pearce is a management consultant and business ethics advisor in Brisbane.

Peter’s experience includes executive and senior management positions in the church and charitable sector, energy industry, state and local government, politics and the health industry. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Australian Institute of Management.

He has held the position of Director since November 2003.

John Reynolds BSc (Hons) FAICD FAIM

Born in the United Kingdom and educated at Sheffield and Cambridge Universities, John moved to Perth in 1970.

John has more than 30 years’ experience in management at the CEO level in Top 100 companies both nationally and internationally. He initially worked for The Bell Group, prior to holding CEO roles in top 100 ASX listed companies including Fairfax, APN News and Media, and Normandy Mining.

For the past 15 years, he has pursued a portfolio career, including Chair of Queensland Cotton Holdings, Arrow Energy, Swanbank Paper, Access CMC and Mater Education Limited. Concurrently, he was a Director of The Bank of Queensland, Brisbane Powerhouse Pty Ltd, Davidson Recruitment, Rowland Communications and Mater.

John is also an advisor across a range of interests including professional services organisations, the CEO Institute and executive mentoring.

John has also served on the CQ University and Southern Cross University Boards, the Board of Tennis Australia and in 2000 was awarded the Australian Centenary Sports Medal.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.

He has held the position of Director since July 2004, is Chair of the Strategy and Planning Committee and has been appointed Chair of Mater Education Limited.

Laurence Rogencamp (Company Secretary)

Laurence is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, having been admitted in 1987.

He has practised principally in the corporate and commercial areas of law. He is a Chair of Mater Health Services North Queensland Ltd, and Company Secretary of Mater Misericodiae Ltd, Holy Cross Laundry Ltd, Mater Education Ltd and Mater Foundation. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has held the position of Company Secretary since July 2001.

Professor Catherine Turner

Professor Turner began her career at Mater, graduating in 1984 with the Mother Alban Memorial Award for Excellence in Nursing. She has held senior appointments in the tertiary and government sectors since 1992.

Professor Turner established the former School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Queensland in 2005 and was Head of School until June 2014. She is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching Awards, a distinguished alumni Award and both a National Health and Medical Research Council and Fulbright Fellowship for her research. She has published more than 130 peer reviewed journal publications and conference publications.

In 2011 Professor Turner was appointed by the Minister of Health as an Assistant Commissioner of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission Queensland (HQCC) until the new Health Ombudsman commenced in Queensland in July 2014.

In 2016, Professor Turner was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mater Education Ltd.


Mater Education Board

Dr Shane Kelly

Dr Kelly is Group Chief Executive Officer of Mater Misericordiae Ltd, and Director of Mater Foundation and Mater Research.

Prior to his appointment at Mater Group, Dr Kelly was Chief Executive of the North Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Dr Kelly completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia, following which he worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, a large adult tertiary teaching hospital in Perth. He went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Health and took on health service-based senior management roles including as the Chief Executive of the Women’s and Children’s Health Service and subsequently the South Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Prior to joining the North Metropolitan Health Service, Dr Kelly spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Subiaco Hospital, the flagship and largest hospital of the St John of God Health Care group, a Catholic not-for-profit Australian private healthcare organisation.

Dr Kelly is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His main professional interests are in relation to health system performance and accountability, and the provision of safe, high quality evidence-based patient care.

John Reynolds BSc (Hons) FAICD FAIM (Chair)

Born in the United Kingdom and educated at Sheffield and Cambridge Universities, John moved to Perth in 1970.

John has more than 30 years’ experience in management at the CEO level in Top 100 companies both nationally and internationally. He initially worked for The Bell Group, prior to holding CEO roles in top 100 ASX listed companies including Fairfax, APN News and Media, and Normandy Mining.

For the past 15 years, he has pursued a portfolio career, including Chair of Queensland Cotton Holdings, Arrow Energy, Swanbank Paper, Access CMC and Mater Education Limited. Concurrently, he was a Director of The Bank of Queensland, Brisbane Powerhouse Pty Ltd, Davidson Recruitment, Rowland Communications and Mater.

John is also an advisor across a range of interests including professional services organisations, the CEO Institute and executive mentoring.

John has also served on the CQ University and Southern Cross University Boards, the Board of Tennis Australia and in 2000 was awarded the Australian Centenary Sports Medal.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.

In addition to being Chair of Mater Education Limited, John is a Director of the Mater Group Board and Chair of the Strategy and Planning Committee.

Laurie Rogencamp (Company Secretary)

Laurence is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, having been admitted in 1987.

He has practised principally in the corporate and commercial areas of law. He is a Chair of Mater Health Services North Queensland Ltd, and Company Secretary of Mater Misericodiae Ltd, Holy Cross Laundry Ltd, and Mater Foundation. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has held the position of Company Secretary since July 2001.

Professor Catherine Turner

Professor Turner was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mater Education Ltd in 2016.

Professor Turner began her career at Mater, graduating in 1984 with the Mother Alban Memorial Award for Excellence in Nursing. She has held senior appointments in the tertiary and government sectors since 1992.

Professor Turner established the former School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Queensland in 2005 and was Head of School until June 2014. She is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching Awards, a distinguished alumni Award and both a National Health and Medical Research Council and Fulbright Fellowship for her research. She has published more than 130 peer reviewed journal publications and conference publications.

In 2011 Professor Turner was appointed by the Minister of Health as an Assistant Commissioner of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission Queensland (HQCC) until the new Health Ombudsman commenced in Queensland in July 2014.

Emeritus Professor Michael Ward

Born in England and trained as a gastroenterologist at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh, Emeritus Professor Wardmigrated with his family to Australia in 1977

He has previously held positions as Director of Gastroenterology Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Director of Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Head of Central Clinical Division of the University of Queensland School of Medicine, Interim Program Director for the Qld Health Skills Development Centre, Senior Director of Queensland Health Clinical Practice Improvement Centre and Commissioner of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission in Queensland. 

His research interests and publications have related to clinical gastroenterology, healthcare systems, and the safety and quality of patient care.

In 2008 he was awarded a Public Service Medal for 'Outstanding public service to health services in Queensland.'
 

Mater Research Board

Professor Perry Bartlett

Professor Perry Bartlett is the inaugural Director of the Queensland Brain Institute and holds the Foundation Chair in Molecular Neuroscience at The University of Queensland.

Previously he was Head of of the Division of Development and Neurobiology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He has been responsible for a series of ground-breaking discoveries in neuroscience, which have often overturned existing dogma and led to a new understanding, particularly in the areas of neuronal precursor regulation and neuron survival in the developing and adult nervous system.

Most prominent amongst these, was his laboratory's discovery in 1992 of the presence of stem cells in the adult brain that had the capacity to produce new neurons. His group was first to isolate and characterise these stem cells in 2001 and more recently revealed the presence of a latent hippocampal stem cell population that influences learning and memory.

Perry Bartlett is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), a past NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and ARC Federation Fellow and a past President of the Australian Neuroscience Society. He has championed interactions with China establishing three joint neuroscience laboratories, two with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and one with the Second Military Medical University, where he also holds an Honorary Professorship.

Professor Melissa Brown
Professor Melissa Brown completed her PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne in 1993, on the structure and regulation of genes in human leukaemia. She then undertook postdoctoral training at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) in London. Professor Brown joined The University of Queensland in 2000 as a Lecturer and is now a Professor in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She has also held positions as Research Director at the UQ Diamantina Institute, Head of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and Sabbatical visitor at The University of Oxford, and has served on the Advisory Boards of multiple research centres and institutes. The focus of her research continues to be cancer genetics, in particular the identification of genetic variants that are associated with breast cancer susceptibility and that can be used to predict breast cancer outcome.
Terry Crawford

Terry is a non-executive director and corporate adviser who brings a particular focus on strategy, governance and commercial issues.

He has extensive senior executive and director experience nationally and internationally, including prior roles as Head of International Strategy, HSBC Bank plc, London and Head of Wealth Management Europe, HSBC Bank plc.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Laws (University of QLD) and Bachelor of Economics (University of QLD), and was admitted as a Barrister-at-law in 1980.

He is currently a director of White Energy Company Ltd, Mercy Community Services SEQ Ltd, Mater Health Services Ltd, and Trinity Health Services Ltd. Prior directorships include Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd and Yancoal Australia Ltd

Dr Carrie Hillyard

Dr Carrie Hillyard has a PhD from London University and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. As co-founder of CM Capital she has led the Life Sciences practice at CM Capital for more than 10 years. Her previous experience was in medical and diagnostics research in the UK and Australia.

Carrie has published more than 100 research papers, mainly in the fields of calcium regulation and diagnostics. An inventor of a number of patents, Carrie has been involved in the complete product lifecycle, responsible for the development of new products from basic research to commercialisation. Through her company, Bionetworks, she has provided mentoring to entrepreneurs and assistance with the commercialisation of research, business planning, licensing and intellectual property issues to small companies and academic institutions.

As a member of a number of Federal and State government boards and advisory bodies, Carrie provides advice on the development of the biotechnology and venture capital industries and currently serves on the board of CathRx Ltd. Awarded a Centenary medal in 2003, Carrie has bought her experience to the Mater Research Board since 2007.

Dr Shane Kelly

Dr Kelly is Group Chief Executive Officer of Mater Misericordiae Ltd, and Director of Mater Education Limited and Mater Foundation

Prior to his appointment at Mater, Dr Kelly was Chief Executive of the North Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Dr Kelly completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia, following which he worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, a large adult tertiary teaching hospital in Perth. He went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Health and took on health service-based senior management roles including as the Chief Executive of the Women’s and Children’s Health Service and subsequently the South Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Prior to joining the North Metropolitan Health Service, Dr Kelly spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Subiaco Hospital, the flagship and largest hospital of the St John of God Health Care group, a Catholic not-for-profit Australian private healthcare organisation.

Dr Kelly is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His main professional interests are in relation to health system performance and accountability, and the provision of safe, high quality evidence-based patient care.

Professor Geoff Kiel

Professor Geoffrey Kiel is an experienced director, management consultant, manager, academic researcher, entrepreneur and author.

He has been a professor of management at two universities, a head of two business schools, the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Notre Dame Australia and a management consultant to more than 500 organisations in marketing, management, strategy and corporate governance.

He has founded two successful management consulting companies and has been a company director on a number of the boards in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arenas. He is a widely published management author having authored or co-authored eight books and more than 100 refereed papers in marketing, strategy and corporate governance.

He is an Emeritus Professor of The University of Queensland and an Honorary Professor of Australian Catholic University.

Professor David McIntyre

An alumnus of The University of Queensland, Professor David McIntyre has been working in the field of Endocrinology for more than 30 years.

As well as clinical practice, David has been involved in systems development in diabetes, endocrinology and medical disorders of pregnancy. Since joining Mater in August 1993, he has established a new sub speciality service dealing with diabetes and endocrinology within Mater Hospital Brisbane and Mater Mothers’ Hospitals. He has also established an outreach service to Gladstone Hospital.

In January 2007, he commenced as (part-time) Head of Princess Alexandra Hospital/Mater Clinical School for the School of Medicine, The University of Queensland and in June 2008, he became Head of Mater Clinical School.

Professor McIntyre became a member of the Mater Research Board in 2010 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee, International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups; a member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Committee, Australian Islet Cell Transplantation Programme and a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Workshop Conference (June 2008) on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Chair, Queensland Type 1 Diabetes Group.

Jim Walker AM (Chair)

Mr James Walker is the Vice President and Managing Director of Rockwell Collins Asia Pacific. Employing more than 20 000 people, Rockwell Collins is one of the largest suppliers of avionics and communications products to  the global aerospace and defence industries.

James has more than 30 years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing and technology development in the aerospace industry. He has held the position of CEO for a number of companies and was also General Manager of The Boeing Company’s Network Enabled Systems Business Unit in Australia. Prior to this role, James served in the Royal Australian Air Force working in the areas of satellite operations, communications, intelligence, engineering and training.

Jim has held a number of board appointments throughout his career and is currently a Director on the Translational Research Institute Board  and the China Eastern and Rockwell Collins Joint venture in Shanghai.

Jim has held the position of Chair of the Mater Research Board since 2013. Jim is a Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his contribution to the Australian aerospace industry.

Mater Foundation Board

Raewyn Bailey

Raewyn is the owner and CEO of RB Recruitment, which focuses on senior level appointments across the finance, insurance and commercial sectors and has representation in Brisbane and Townsville.

Raewyn has a keen interest in philanthropy. She is an ex Board Member of Variety and served on the Variety Ball Committee for six years.

She was also the Chair for the Royal Brisbane Hospital Foundation Ball for four years. Raewyn also chaired the committee which raised funds to build the Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Unit on behalf of Mater.

Raewyn has a passion for entrepreneurship having served on the board of Entrepreneurs Organisation in Brisbane as President for two years and served as a judge and organiser of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.

Phil Hennessy (Chair)

Phil was, until February 2013, the Queensland Chair of KPMG, Chartered Accountants. After 12 years in that role, and some 30 years being involved in all aspects of corporate debt insolvency and reconstruction, he retired from KPMG in July 2013. 

As Queensland Chair of KPMG, Phil was responsible for the leadership in the Queensland market. This role included operational efficiency, strategic direction; go to market strategy, engagement of the firm's people, engagement with clients and connection to the community. 

Phil is currently an independent director and advisor to public, private and not for profit organisations. He is Chairman of Redland Investment Corporation Pty Ltd, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Metro Mining Ltd, Director of the Starlight Children's Foundation National Board, Member of The University of Queensland Senate, Chair of The University of Queensland Finance Committee, Chair of the Audit and Rise Committee of the Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Ltd and a Director of Collection House Limited.

Chris Kable

Chris graduated from the Queensland University Technology School of Business with a major in Marketing and completed an MBA in 1993.

In 1994, Chris became a founding partner and the Managing Director of Fueltrac Pty Ltd, a company specialising in IT solutions for managing complex fuel pricing data and tenders for large businesses and governments.

The company has been operating successfully for 21 years and provides high level reports, forecasts and consultancy services to organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Chris is also a director and board member for a number of other organisations.

Dr Shane Kelly

Dr Kelly is Group Chief Executive Officer of Mater Misericordiae Ltd, and Director of Mater Education Limited and Mater Research.

Prior to his appointment at Mater, Dr Kelly was Chief Executive of the North Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Dr Kelly completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia, following which he worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, a large adult tertiary teaching hospital in Perth. He went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Health and took on health service-based senior management roles including as the Chief Executive of the Women’s and Children’s Health Service and subsequently the South Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Prior to joining the North Metropolitan Health Service, Dr Kelly spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Subiaco Hospital, the flagship and largest hospital of the St John of God Health Care group, a Catholic not-for-profit Australian private healthcare organisation.

Dr Kelly is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His main professional interests are in relation to health system performance and accountability, and the provision of safe, high quality evidence-based patient care.

Xavier Kelly

Xavier was admitted as a Solicitor in 1972 and is principal of Xavier Kelly & Co., Intellectual Property Lawyers.

Xavier graduated from The University of Queensland in May 1998 with a Master of Laws and has also lectured to post-graduate students at both QUT and UQ. He was for ten years a member of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

Xavier is a past Chair of the Major Gifts Committee.

John McCoy

John is one of Queensland's best known sporting commentators and is host of the Radio TAB breakfast program.

He has a degree from The University of Queensland majoring in Sports History and Political Science and is one of the few Australian members of the IOC's historical arm: The International Society of Olympic Historians.

John has a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is the past president of Tattersall's Club, Brisbane and of the Tattersall's Racing Club.

Bill Noye

Bill is the partner in charge of KPMG Private Enterprise division in Brisbane. He has more than 25 years’ experience working with large private and family owned business clients providing tax, accounting and business advisory services across a range of industries including agriculture, property and construction, mining services, transport and motor dealerships.

Bill has assisted in creating many Advisory Boards for clients and he sits on a number of Advisory Boards of prominent private and family-owned businesses.

Bill is actively involved with Family Business Australia (FBA) and is National chairman of KPMG’s Family Business Practice. Bill also leads Family Business Services for KPMG in the Asia Pacific (ASPAC) and represents ASPAC on the Global Family Business Services steering committee.

Joseph O'Brien

Joseph attended The University of Queensland and graduated from James Cook University with a degree in Business, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

For the past 17 years Joseph has been involved in establishing a number of specialist advisory firms in the energy industry, including six years as Chief Executive Officer of Hill Strategic Engineering. Joseph is based in Brisbane and is currently the Executive Chairman of private equity investment firm VisIR Capital Partners. 

In addition to his appointment as Deputy Chair of the Mater Foundation Major Gifts Committee, Joseph is a member of the Future Collective Committee of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation and the RNA Future Directions Committee.

Fredrick (Allan) Pidgeon

After completing a Commerce/Law degree at The University of Queensland, Allan worked for an accounting firm for two years before joining the family construction business, starting onsite as a builders' labourer at the Gold Coast.

After a period spent studying and working overseas, he returned to Brisbane to work as a stockbroker for 11 years, after which he was involved in advocacy roles including with industry associations representing the retail and aged care sectors in Queensland. 

In 2008, Allan rejoined the family property firm and is currently a Director of FA Pidgeon & Son Pty Ltd and associated companies. 

Allan is also President of the National Flag Association (Qld), a Trustee of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust, and a Director of the Queensland Private Enterprise Centre (allied with Griffith University Business School).

Simon Porter (Deputy Chair)

Simon was formerly a partner with Accenture, a global IT company, leading its Queensland practice for many years, focusing primarily on the government market.  He currently serves as a Director of Theravent Inc, a manufacturer and distributor of EPAP medical devices for the treatment of sleep apnoea and primary snoring.

From a governance perspective, Simon was formerly a Board Member of Queensland Theatre Company and committee member and Chair of the Queensland branch of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards and the Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunications Forum.

Professor John Prins

John is Director/CEO of the Mater Research Institute—UQ, Senior Endocrinologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Profession of Endocrinology at The University of Queensland. He is also a Director of the Metro South Hospital and Health Service which has a budget of $2 billion and provides healthcare to more than one million people. 

He undertook clinical training in Endocrinology and his PhD in adipose tissue biology in Australia. He then undertook a four year post-doctoral appointment at The University of Cambridge, UK. In 1998 he returned to Brisbane where he established an active research program undertaking clinical trials in obesity and diabetes.

John has published more than 140 research publications with more than 10 000 citations. He has significant commercialisation experience and sits on numerous grant review and advisory committees for NHMRC, NGOs and industry

Laurence Rogencamp (Company Secretary)

Laurence is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, having been admitted in 1987.

He has practised principally in the corporate and commercial areas of law. He is a Chair of Mater Health Services North Queensland Ltd, and Company Secretary of Mater Misericodiae Ltd, Holy Cross Laundry Ltd, and Mater Education Ltd. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has held the position of Company Secretary since July 2001.

Jason Titman

Jason is the Managing Director of integr8 Group, a Private Investment group, with direct equity investments in a number of growing businesses and the group also has a number of property projects.

Jason originally started his career with KPMG and from there spent time in the motor industry. He then moved on to undertake a range of property developments and hotel redevelopments. His current investments are heavily weighted towards the online and digital economy.

Jason is on the board of Brisbane Transport and the board for a number of SMEs. He also Chairs a number of Body Corporates, was on the Mater Mothers' Capital Campaign Committee for the new Mater Mothers' Hospital and is also the Chair of Mater Foundation's new Future Fund Campaign.

Janet Wilson

Janet brings 15 years' experience in general management in professional services firms, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer with Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers (CGW).

Since joining the firm in 2006, her role has focused primarily on driving the strategic agenda with the CGW Board, of which she is an executive board member, and managing the operational and financial functions of the firm through the executive management group. Her key responsibilities are to manage risk and financial performance, ensure implementation of sound operational practices across the Partnership, and enable best practice internal controls.

Janet has a history in Practice Directorship roles with a number of Legal & Chartered Accounting firms, and is an active director of companies in the not-for-profit sector.

Mater Group Executive

The Mater Group Executive comprises 14 leaders from across Mater’s core components of Health, Education and Research, ensuring Mater operates as a connected group under a single leadership team.

Mater’s Group Executive team are guided by the Mater Mission to deliver compassionate care to those who need it most, and are driven by our concerted pursuit of innovation—to discover, improve, adopt and adapt—which differentiates us as a leader in the areas of health, education and research.

Each member brings a wealth of experience and foresight to their role, underpinned by a commitment to ensuring the continued provision of exceptional care to all whom we are privileged to serve.

The members of Mater's Group Executive are:

Callan Battley—Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Callan has worked in the healthcare industry for almost 20 years, commencing in clinical roles before transitioning to numerous senior management positions.

As Mater's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Callan will partner with key leaders, staff and specialists to support the delivery of safe, high-quality, evidence-based healthcare.

Callan has a range of clinical experience from oncology and general medicine through to intensive care nursing, supporting his extensive experience within the fields of education and staff development.

Callan holds postgraduate qualifications in nursing, business and leadership, and maintains an active interest and involvement in both teaching and research in the clnical and tertiary education setting.

Donna Bonney—Chief Executive Officer, Mater Education

Donna has more than 25 years’ experience as a clinician, educator, manager and leader across both the public and private healthcare sector.

As CEO of Mater Education, Donna leads a diverse team of multidisciplinary education professionals and is responsible for organisation-wide teaching and learning strategy, implementation and evaluation. She is also responsible for delivering numerous health and related qualifications through Mater’s Registered Training Organisation, and the design, development and delivery of clinical education, research education, community education and faculty development programs at Mater and beyond.

Donna is passionate about interprofessional education and practice, improving communication and teamwork behaviours, and the power of simulation in education, systems and process testing to improve patient safety, experience and outcomes. 

Outside of her clinical and simulation certifications, Donna is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), holds a Master of Nursing (Advanced Clinical Education), a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing, a  Bachelor of Nursing (Distinction), and is currently completing a Master of Education (Leadership and Management).

Toni Casey—Group Director, Risk and Audit

Toni has a broad range of risk, compliance and audit experience across the commercial and higher education sectors, and specialises in embedding enterprise risk management into strategy, operations and decision-making.

Toni has held roles in internal auditing, risk management and general accounting in a range of corporate environments, and joins Mater after more than seven years with The University of Queensland. 

Toni is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Queensland University of Technology, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from The University of Queensland.

Dr John Gilmour—Group Director, Infrastructure and Clinical Support

Dr John Gilmour has worked with Mater for more than 25 years in a variety of roles, initially training and working as a physiotherapist, completing his doctorate in 2002. He has been involved in a range of Mission-related projects, including outreach projects such as working with disabled children in Russia on four occasions between 1995 and 2002.

For more than 10 years, John worked in key roles across major capital works projects at Mater including:

  • the delivery of Mater Children's Hospital (now Salmon Building)
  • the Mater Redevelopment Project (which included the construction of the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals)
  • the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Services Project (QPCS)
  • early planning of the Queensland Children’s Hospital (now Lady Cilento Children's Hospital).

As the Group Director, Infrastructure and Clinical Support John’s portfolio comprises:

  • Mater Pathology
  • Mater Pharmacy
  • Mater Medical Imaging
  • Hotel Services
  • Built Environment
  • Supply Services
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Mater/UQ Centre for Primary Health Care Innovation.

John also currently serves as a Board Director for Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland (Mater representative), Mater Health Services North Queensland and Holy Cross Laundry.

Nigel Harris—Chief Executive Officer, Mater Foundation

As Chief Executive Officer of Mater Foundation, Nigel is committed to linking community and philanthropic support to Mater’s health, education and research services.

Before joining Mater Foundation in 1996, Nigel held senior roles with non-profit organisations in Queensland and South Australia. He has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 30 years, specialising in fundraising management. He has an MBA with a fundraising major, as well as public relations and marketing qualifications and is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Nigel is a Fellow and current Chairman of Fundraising Institute Australia, a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre of Sustainable Philanthropy at the University of Plymouth (UK), and a former Board member of the USA based fundraising credentialing body CFRE International.

Sean Hubbard—Chief Operating Officer, Mater Health

Sean Hubbard, CA (SA), is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Mater Health. Sean’s portfolio comprises all of Mater’s private and public health services.

Sean is an experienced healthcare manager, having held various positions with the Life Healthcare Group in South Africa from 1999 to 2010 including Regional Finance Manager, Executive Hospital Manager and Executive Regional Manager. Prior to joining Mater, Sean was Deputy CEO of Ramsay Healthcare - Joondalup Health Campus Perth, a co-located public and private hospital comprising 500 beds. In addition to significant leadership roles, Sean’s background also includes commissioning new hospitals and services.  

Since joining Mater in March 2013, initially in the role of Executive Director, Adults, Women’s and Children’s Health Services, Sean has been successful in leading teams for continued improvement and change to meet healthcare needs in the community.

Caroline Hudson—Chief Human Resources Officer

Caroline is instrumental in the effective management of Mater’s 6500 plus staff members and volunteers.

Caroline is passionate about building sustainable businesses by focusing on people, a field in which she has significant experience.

Since joining Mater in 2005, she has been looking at how to meet the challenges Mater faces as a complex employer in a fast changing, highly competitive global market.

 

Ieuan Hyde—Group Director Strategy, Business Development and Marketing

Ieuan (Ian) commenced at Mater in 2002 as Director of Marketing. He was appointed to the role of Chief Marketing Officer in 2006 and in October 2016 took on the newly established role of Group Director Strategy, Business Development and Marketing.

In his new role Ieuan maintains responsibility to lead the award-winning Mater Marketing team to ‘protect and enhance the Mater brand’, to advocate for the consumer and to align this work with the strategic direction of Mater Group.

His team provides strategic and operational marketing and communications support which enables Mater to engage with patients, staff and consumers to ensure Mater’s valuable contribution to the community.

Prior to his appointment at Mater, Ieuan held private and public sector appointments across a diverse range of projects and clients in road safety, finance, property, health, retail and even computer games.

Ieuan believes Mater has the capacity to transition from a destination-based healthcare provider to a community-facing health partner and that the emancipation of health information will play a crucial role in engaging consumers throughout that transition. His vision for Mater is that the organisation plays a prominent role in consumer health advocacy and leads the charge for improved services by consistently challenging the market leader.

As Mater continues to integrate health, education and research, Ieuan and his team will maintain focus on ensuring Mater continues to represent the heritage and Mission and Values of the organisation while pushing forward to meet changing community needs.

Dr Shane Kelly—Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr Kelly commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer in July 2015.

Prior to this appointment, Dr Kelly was Chief Executive of the North Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Dr Kelly completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia, following which he worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, a large adult tertiary teaching hospital in Perth. He went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Health and took on health service-based senior management roles including as the Chief Executive of the Women’s and Children’s Health Service and subsequently the South Metropolitan Health Service in Western Australia.

Prior to joining the North Metropolitan Health Service, Dr Kelly spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Subiaco Hospital, the flagship and largest hospital of the St John of God Health Care group, a Catholic not-for-profit Australian private healthcare organisation.

Dr Kelly is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His main professional interests are in relation to health system performance and accountability, and the provision of safe, high quality evidence-based patient care.

David Kempson—Chief Information Officer

David has more than 30 years' experience in the technology field, with the past decade being predominately in healthcare technology leadership roles.

David's vast experience in this sector includes Chief Information Officer roles for healthcare organisations in both Australia and the United States of America, and he also holds the role of section lead on the Digital Hospital Standards Development Team for Standards Australia.

Madonna McGahan—Group Director Mission Leadership

Madonna is committed to reinforcing and building on Mater’s integration of its Mission and Values across the organisation. Delivering compassionate care to people within a dynamic, challenging environment comprising health, education and research, demands creative and innovative approaches and Mater's community continues to demonstrate its readiness and ability to do so.

Before joining Mater, Madonna worked in Canberra in leadership roles with Little Company of Mary Health Care, Catholic Health Australia and the Commonwealth Department of Health.

Prior to completing a business administration degree, Madonna trained as a general nurse and midwife at Mater, and worked as a registered nurse in a rural hospital, a disability service and a residential aged care service in Queensland. She has a master’s degree in arts (theology).

As Group Director Mission Leadership, Madonna is responsible for Misison Integration, Clinical Ethics, Pastoral Care, Community Benefit, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Service, the Cultural Diversity Unit and the Archives and Heritage Centre.

Dr Clare Morgan—Chief Medical Officer

After graduating from The University of Queensland, Dr Morgan completed her specialist qualification in Haematology through working at The Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. After working as a consultant with Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology and at The Wesley Hospital, she joined Mater Pathology as a Consultant Haematologist and Medical Director of Queensland Cord Blood Bank at Mater in 2007.

Following completion of her MBA and Associate Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Dr Morgan continued to pursue her interest in medical leadership and quality and safety at Mater through her appointment as Director of Medical Management where she played a key role in managing and governing Mater’s medical workforce strategies.

Dr Morgan was appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer in 2014, and in addition to managing Mater’s clinical safety and quality unit, she has a broad mandate to participate in the development of an improved approach to clinical governance, clinical service delivery, and teaching and research across all Mater facilities and services.

Chris Perkins—Chief Financial Officer

Chris Perkins was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Mater Health Services in July 2009.

He is responsible for the financial activities of Mater Health Services and plays an integral role in the financial stewardship of the organisation. He provides a strategic, commercial approach to the future development of Mater.

Mr Perkins' technical, financial and commercial acumen combined with tactical management and leadership skills have been built over many years in the financial services industry. They make him the ideal candidate for the role of Chief Financial Officer.

He believes that effective financial stewardship is crucial to ensuring the sustainability of Mater Health Services and the continuation of the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy.

Mr Perkins joined Mater in February 2006 as the Director of Decision Support. During this time he provided strategic and financial advice to the organisation and was pivotal in the development and implementation of improved budgeting and reporting systems.

Prior to joining Mater, Mr Perkins held a variety of corporate accounting and support roles including Business Manager (Queensland Regional Service) and Commercial Development Manager with national telecommunications provider, Telstra.

Mr Perkins holds an undergraduate degree in business majoring in accounting and marketing, a Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.

Professor John Prins—Chief Executive Officer, Mater Research

Professor John Prins is an active clinician-scientist, a key opinion leader in diabetes and endocrinology in Australia and sits on numerous national and international scientific, clinical and educational committees and boards.

Professor Prins undertook his clinical training in endocrinology in Brisbane and then completed a PhD in adipose tissue biology at The University of Queensland (UQ). His first postdoctoral research appointment was at the University of Cambridge, UK, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

In 2004 he was Founder/Director of the UQ Centre for Diabetes and Endocrine Research, which merged with the UQ Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research (CICR) in January 2007 to form the Diamantina Institute.

Professor Prins was appointed CEO/Director of Mater Research in 2009, and he remains actively involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and training and has ongoing research interests in obesity and diabetes.

By Laws

The canonical responsibility of Mater Health Services Brisbane Limited including its associated entities: Mater Foundation and Mater Research, was officially transferred to Mercy Partners on 23 April 2013—which means that Mater is no longer owned by the Sisters of Mercy.

Mercy Partners is a Catholic Church entity established in 2008 following approval from the Vatican. Mercy Partners is a Public Juridic Person, i.e. it has a legal identity within the Church in accordance with Church (canon) law. It is also incorporated in civil law under the Roman Catholic Church (Incorporation of Church Entities) Act 1994 Qld.

While significant, this change in ownership and governance does not alter the day to day operations of Mater or its mission and values. Mater continues to value and hold its historical ties and strong links with the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation.

For further information about Mercy Partners, please visit their website.

The By-Laws for Mater Health Services have been in place since 1 November 2002. They apply to the hospitals operated by Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane Limited. This means the Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Children's Private Brisbane, Mater Mothers' Hospital, Mater Mothers' Private Hospital, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and Mater Private Hospital Redland.