John has been Chief Executive Officer of Mater Health Services since November 2001.
A medical graduate of the University of Adelaide, John has been managing public and private hospitals since 1984. As part of Fellowship training for the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, John completed a Masters in Health Planning at The University of New South Wales. John is also an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives. More recently, he has obtained a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
John is an Honorary Professor in Department of Management of the Griffith University Business School, and an Adjunct Professor of the School of Medicine, University of Queensland.
Other roles include Directorships of Mater Medical Research Institute, Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute, The Health Round Table, Mater Appeals Ltd (Mater Foundation) and Chair of Mercy Super.
Since becoming CEO of Mater Health Services, John has led Mater through a time of rapid growth, whilst ensuring the Mater Mission of providing compassionate care to the sick and needy is alive and well.
Under his leadership, Mater has opened the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, the premier maternity facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, witnessed the transition of the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service from The Prince Charles Hospital, and continued on a course of innovative evidence based health care, while upholding the values of the founders of the organisation, the Sisters of Mercy.