Dr Peter Steer—Chair

Level 10, Newstead

Dr Peter Steer


Peter was appointed Mater Group Chief Executive in January 2019 and has a wealth of healthcare administration experience and clinical expertise.  

In September 2019 Peter was appointed as CEO of Mater’s services across Queensland where he will manage the development of a shared strategy to sustain the Mission of Mater’s ministries in health, education and research. 
Previously, Peter was the Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London from January 2015 to December 2018.
He commenced his medical career at Mater Brisbane in 1982 after graduating from The University of Queensland and worked at Mater until 1987. 
After four years in New Zealand and Canada with further training in Neonatology, Peter returned to the Mater Mothers’ and Children’s Hospitals in 1991 and continued as Neonatologist and subsequently Executive Director of Mater Children’s Hospital from 1995 until 2002.
Peter then spent further time at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Canada as President and Chief of Paediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital and Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics. On his return to Brisbane he was charged with the merger of Royal Children’s and Mater Children’s Hospitals and the delivery of the $1.4 billion Queensland Children’s Hospital as CEO of Children’s Health Queensland.
We are very fortunate to have such an experienced and passionate healthcare professional to lead Mater into a new era, to ensure our vision of maintaining a healthy community is met. 

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