Susan Rix AM—Deputy Chair


Susan is a Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years’ experience—specialising in corporate governance, family councils, succession planning, taxation structures and restructuring—and is currently a Tax and Advisory Partner with BDO, one of the world’s leading accounting and advisory organisations.

Her extensive experience—which extends across the professional practice, retail, financial services and health sectors—includes taxation, general business and management services, provision of budgets, cash flow projections and providing advice to improve business efficiency and profits.

Susan holds positions on numerous Boards and Committees, including within the Brisbane Catholic Archdiocese as Board Member, Catholic Foundation. Susan is also Chair of AEIOU Foundation and, for almost 22 years was a Director at Cerebral Palsy League, receiving life membership in 2003.

It is for her outstanding achievement, service and support to many not-for-profit organisations in Queensland that Susan was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia Medal in June 2014.

Susan was appointed to the Mater Group Board in January 2017 and appointed Deputy Chair in November 2018.

Susan currently chairs the Risk Management and Audit Committee and the Finance Committee at Mater.

Board Committees

Mater Board has seven sub-committees that meet regularly throughout the year to guide direction across key strategic areas of Mater's business. The sub-committees make recommendations for action to the Mater Misericordiae Limited Board, which retains collective responsibility for decision making.