Francis Sullivan AO


Francis Sullivan AO is the Chair of the Mater Misericordiae Limited Board and is a member of Mater's Finance and Audit Committee.

Before commencing at Mater he was Chief Executive Officer at the Truth, Justice and Healing Council and Secretary General of the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

Francis is committed to equity and justice and has been highly successful in bringing a social conscience to the political debate on health and aged care issues.

He spent 14 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Australia (CHA), speaking for 73 private and public hospitals and more than 500 aged care services across Australia.

Prior to that, Francis was senior adviser to the Minister for Health in Western Australia.

Francis has a masters degree in theology from Loyola University in Chicago and a bachelors degree in politics from Curtin University in Western Australia.

Early in 2008, the Australian Catholic University awarded him an honorary Doctorate for his work in public health advocacy.

Francis's inaugural speech to the Mater Queensland Board meeting in Rockhampton on 18 October 2019 is available here.