We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
Mater Group is primarily governed by our board of Directors and the Mater Group Executive. Their collective leadership and expertise guide the direction of our organisation and ensure we stay true to our overarching Mission and Values.
While we’ll always value and celebrate our historical ties and strong links with our original founders the Sisters of Mercy, the canonical responsibility of Mater Misericordiae Limited (which includes Mater Foundation and Mater Research) was officially transferred to Mercy Partners on 23 April 2013.
However, this change in ownership does not alter the lasting legacy that the Sisters of Mercy have had, and will continue to have, on the way we deliver healthcare and respond to community need.
Mercy Partners is a Catholic Church entity established in 2008 following approval from the Vatican, and a Public Juridic Person - this means it has a legal identity within the Church in accordance with Church (canon) law. It’s also incorporated in civil law under the Roman Catholic Church (Incorporation of Church Entities) Act 1994 Qld.
This change in ownership and governance has not altered our day-to-day operations or our Mission and Values.
Our board is comprised of highly experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds and interests. Each has extensive experience guiding organisations through critical phases of change. Their combined knowledge and skills equip us with the vibrant and cohesive leadership we need to successfully integrate the fields of health, education and research and extend beyond the traditional boundaries of healthcare.
The Mater Group Board is enhanced through contributions from our ministry boards, each of which effectively advise and guide our broader group strategy. These include the Mater Research Board, Mater Education Board and Mater Foundation Board. The Mater Group Board also governs Holy Cross Laundry, a world leading commercial laundry and cleaning service for medical, surgical, health, and aged care organisations.
Mr Terry Crawford—Chairman of the Board
Susan Rix AM
Professor Catherine Turner AM
Dr Geof Hirst AM
Dr Mark O'Brien
Laurence Rogencamp (Company Secretary)
Introducing the Mater Group Executive: nine leaders and experts in their field, from across the group to work together as our core leadership team.
The team is guided by a shared vision to meet unmet community need and are driven by a relentless pursuit of innovation. This dual focus ensures we stay at the forefront of our industry and respond proactively to the ever-changing needs of our community.
Ian Wright—Acting Group Chief Executive Officer
Sean Hubbard—Chief Executive Officer, Mater Health
Donna Bonney—Chief Executive Officer, Mater Education
Dr Maree Knight—Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mater Research
Nigel Harris—Chief Executive Officer, Mater Foundation
Mr Ieuan Hyde—Group Director Strategy, Business Development and Marketing
David Kempson—Group Chief Digital Officer
Madonna McGahan—Group Director Mission Leadership
Bob Beusekom—Group Director Corporate and Shared Services
Sharron McMahon—Director People and Organisation