Who governs Mater Group?

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.

Our ownership

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.

Mater Group Board of Directors

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.

Meet the Mater Group Executive

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. 

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