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On 10 August 2010 the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries announced the membership of the newly formed Board of St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) effective 1 October 2010. “This is a genuinely exciting time for St Vincent’s Health Australia as we have the opportunity to truly harness our expertise across Australia, to bring to life a flagship national mission program focused on service of the poor and marginalised,” said Mr Harpham, Chair of the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries.

Mr Paul Robertson AM has been appointed Chair of the St Vincent’s Health Australia Board as at October 2012. His nine fellow appointed Board Directors are Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO, Sr Helen Clarke RSC, Mr Brendan Earle, Ms Patricia Faulkner AO, Sr Maureen Walters RSC, Mr Gary Humphrys, Sr Maryanne Confoy RSC, Ms Belinda Hutchinson AM and Mr Peter Smith.



Back (left to right) Mr Brendan Earle, Ms Melissa Babbage, Prof Peter Smith, Sr Mary Wright IBVM
Middle (left to right) Mr Paul McClintock AO,  Ms Patricia Faulkner AO, Mr Paul Robertson AM, Prof Suzanne Crowe AM
Front (left to right) Prof Maryanne Confoy RSC, Mr Gary Humphrys

Mr Brendan Earle

First appointed in October 2010
Member, Finance and Investment Committee
Member, Audit and Risk Committee

Brendan is a partner with the national law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills and has over 15 years’ experience providing commercial legal advice across a range of industries. Brendan specialises in large or strategically important negotiated transactions including acquisitions, sales, joint ventures and corporate restructuring and acts as a relationship partner for several clients of the firm. Brendan has a long-standing interest in the Australian health care industry and has advised the Commonwealth Government, private insurers, aged care providers, private consulting practices and pharmaceutical manufacturers on a diverse range of projects.

 

Ms Melissa Babbage

First appointed in October 2013
Member, Finance and Investment Committee
Member, Audit and Risk Committee


Melissa is a highly experienced financial services professional with a 19-year Investment Banking career spanning both international and domestic financial markets. As a managing director at Deutsche Bank for 10 years, she had responsibility for growing several different business lines across both Australia/New Zealand and Asia. Melissa is a Non-Executive Director of Swiss Re Life and Health Australia Ltd and Athletics Australia, a Trustee of Q Super and a Non-Executive Director of Q Super Ltd. Melissa is also a Member of the NSW Treasurer’s Business Advisory Panel. Melissa was recently appointed to the Board of Mercer Investments (Aust) Ltd.

 

Prof Peter Smith

First appointed in October 2010
Chair, Quality and Safety Committee
Member, People and Culture Committee


Peter is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Peter is a Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (chair, Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics Committee), Neuroscience Research Australia, The Sax Institute of Health Research (chair, Research Governance Committee) and Ingham Health Research Institute. Peter is President, Medical Deans, Australia and New Zealand and a Group Captain, RAAF Specialist Reserve.

 

Sr Mary Wright IBVM

First appointed in October 2013
Member, Audit and Risk Committee
Member, Mission, Ethics and Advocacy Committee
Member, People and Culture Committee

Sister Mary has extensive experience in leadership in Catholic Church institutions including the positions of School Principal Loreto College Ballarat and Loreto College, Kirribilli, Australian Province Leader (Loreto Sisters) and eight years in Rome as International Leader (Loreto Sisters). She has practiced in the area of Church law in Australia including lecturing at Yarra Theological Union and most recently in the Vatican in the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Her specialty is in the area of institutional governance.

Mr Paul McClintock AO

First appointed in January 2013
Chair, Finance and Investment Committee
Member, Audit and Risk Committee

Paul is a previous Chairman of Medibank Private Limited and currently Chair of Thales Australia, Myer Holdings Limited, I-MED Network, the Institute of Virology and NSW Ports. Paul is a Director of the George Institute for Global Health. Paul served as the Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Cabinet Policy Unit reporting directly to the Prime Minister as Chairman of Cabinet. In this position, Paul was responsible for supervising Cabinet processes and acting as the Prime Minister’s most senior personal adviser on strategic directions in policy formulation.

Ms Patricia Faulkner AO

First appointed in October 2010
Deputy Chair, St Vincent’s Health Australia Group of companies
Member, Quality and Safety Committee
Member, Mission, Ethics and Advocacy Committee

Patricia was a previous National Partner-in-Charge Health Sector at KPMG and a previous Secretary of the Victorian Government of Human Services. Patricia has held a number of roles with the Victorian Government over a period of almost 20 years in the Department of Labour and Department of Community Welfare Services. Patricia is Chair of Superpartners, Jesuit Social Services, Health and Hospitals Infrastructure Fund and National Health Performance Authority and a Member of the COAG Reform Council and the Commonwealth Grants Commission.

Mr Paul Robertson AM

First appointed in October 2009
Appointed Chair, St Vincent’s Health Australia Group of companies in October 2012
Chair, People and Culture Committee

Paul is a former Executive Director of Macquarie Bank with extensive experience in banking, finance and risk management. Paul is Chair of Social Ventures Australia, Chair of the Trustees of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and holds several private company directorships.

Prof Suzanne Crowe AM

First appointed in January 2013
Member, Audit and Risk Committee
Member, Quality and Safety Committee
Member, Mission, Ethics and Advocacy Committee

Suzanne is an Associate Director of the Burnet Institute, Principal Research Fellow with the National Health Medical Research Council, Principal Specialist in Infectious Diseases at The Alfred Hospital and Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Monash University, Melbourne. Suzanne is Head of the international Clinical Research Laboratory at the Burnet Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Reference Laboratory for HIV Resistance Testing and an adviser and consultant to the WHO Global Program on AIDS.

Prof Maryanne Confoy RSC

First appointed in February 2012
Member, Mission Ethics and Advocacy Committee

Prof Maryanne is a Religious Sister of Charity and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Jesuit Theological College and MCD University of Divinity, Melbourne. Prof Maryanne is also visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College, USA. She is a fellow of the MCD University of Divinity. Her governance roles have included member of the Australian Catholic University Senate and Chair of MCD Board of Postgraduate Studies. Prof Maryanne is a Council member of Edmund Rice Education Australia and a member of RMIT University Ethics Committee.

Mr Gary Humphrys

First appointed in October 2010
Chair, Audit and Risk Committee
Member, Mission, Ethics and Advocacy Committee
Member, Finance and Investment Committee

Gary has 35 years’ experience in senior executive roles covering a number of disciplines including finance and accounting, treasury, taxation, IT, procurement and audit in the energy and mining industries in both the public and private sector. Gary is a Director of Ergon Energy Corporation Limited, Director of Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Director of Electricity Supply Industry Superannuation (Qld).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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