Mr Robertson has extensive experience in banking, finance and risk management. He has previously been a Director of Austraclear Ltd and Sydney Futures Exchange Clearing House. He is currently Chair of the Board of St Vincent's Health Australia ltd, Chair of St Vincent’s & Mater Health Sydney, Chair of Social Ventures Australia, Chair of St Ignatius College Riverview, a Trustee of St Vincent’s Hospital, Director of Institute of Virology and founder and Director of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children.
A Jesuit priest and lawyer, Fr Brennan has made significant contributions to Australian public life as a writer, scholar and advocate particularly in the areas of rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, refugees and human rights. Fr Brennan currently holds positions as Professor of Law at the Australian Catholic University Public Policy Institute, Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales Law School and Catholic Advocate in Residence for the St Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Health Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia and the Public Policy Institute. Fr Brennan was appointed to the current St Vincent’s Health Australia board on 1 January 2009.
A Sister of Charity, Sr Helen has previously served as Congregational Leader for the Sisters of Charity of Australia and is a former Director of St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney. Sr Helen is an educator and counsellor, serving as Principal of several Catholic schools and as a Commissioner for the National Catholic Education Commission and as National President of the Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes. Sr Helen was appointed to the current St Vincent’s Health Australia board on 1 February 2008.
Mr Earle is a partner with the national law firm, Freehills. He has over 15 years experience providing commercial legal advice across a range of industries and specialises in large or strategically important negotiated transactions including acquisitions, sales, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. He also acts as a relationship partner for several clients of the firm. Mr Earle has a long-standing interest in the Australian healthcare industry and has advised the Commonwealth Government, private insurers, aged care providers, private consulting practices and pharmaceutical manufacturers on a diverse range of projects.
Appointed April 2010.
Ms Faulkner is a Partner with KPMG in the role of National Leader in Healthcare. Ms Faulkner has previously held a diverse range of high level positions including Secretary of the Department of Human Services (Victoria), Director of Consumer Affairs (Victoria) and Director of Occupational Health and Safety. Ms Faulkner is a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Services Executives and a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. Ms Faulkner currently serves as Chair of Jesuit Social Services, Chair of the Australian Social Inclusion Board and Chair of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Ms Faulkner is also a member of the COAG Reform Council and the Health and Hospitals Funding Advisory Board. Ms Faulkner has also held various board appointments including as a member of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Mr Humphrys has over 30 years experience in the energy and mining industries undertaking senior executive roles in a number of disciplines including finance, accounting, treasury, taxation, IT, procurement and audit. Mr Humphrys is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In July 2005 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Stanwell Corporation, a position he held until he retired in March 2007. Mr Humphrys was appointed Director of St Vincent’s & Holy Spirit Health 23 July 2007 and also currently serves as a Director of Ergon Energy and Chair SEQ Water Grid.
Ms Hutchinson is Chairman of QBE Insurance Group, a member of the Salvation Army Sydney Advisory Board, the Centre for Independent Studies Board, and a member of ASIC’s External Advisory Panel. She has previously served as a Director for St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney, Telstra Corporation, Coles Myer, Energy Australia, TAB, Crane Group, Snowy Hydro Trading and Sydney Water Corporation. Ms Hutchinson is a former Executive Director of Macquarie Group where she was Head of Macquarie Underwriting and a former Vice President of Citibank Australia where she was Head of the Financial Institutions Group. Ms Hutchinson was appointed to the current St Vincent’s Health Australia National Board in August 2009.
Prof Smith is Dean of Medicine at The University of New South Wales. He specialised in cancer medicine and research. Prof Smith has held senior hospital management posts in Brisbane and Melbourne and senior academic appointments at the Universities of Queensland, Melbourne and Auckland. He has served in a consulting role to government, including as Chair of the recent inquiry into Vietnam Veterans Cancer Incidence and Mortality. Prof Smith is currently a Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NewSouth Innovations, Arts and Health Foundation and a number of research centres and institutes. Prof Smith was appointed a Director of St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney board on 7 February 2006.
Sr Maureen Walters rsc was previously Sister Administrator of St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and St Vincent’s Private, Launceston. Her current ministry is in the Archives Department of St Vincent’s Health, Melbourne.
A Sister of charity for over 60 years, Sr Maureen initially trained as a nurse and then gained qualifications in Health Administration and Theology. She is a Fellow of Royal College of Nursing, Australia and has had wide-ranging governance roles including as a member of the Nursing Standing Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council and councillor and treasurer of the Australian Catholic Health Care Association as well as for Sisters of Charity ministries.
Sr Maryanne Confoy rsc is currently Professor of Pastoral Theology at Jesuit Theological College and the United Faculty of Theology, Melbourne. She is also a former President of the United Faculty of Theology and is Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College, USA.
Sr Maryanne completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, postgraduate studies at both Boston College and Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy at Boston College. She is a Fellow of the Melbourne College of Divinity (MCD). Her governance roles have included Chair of the MCD Board of Postgraduate Studies, member of the Australian Catholic University senate and currently Trustee of Edmund Rice Education Australia.