Board of Directors

Our Board brings a broad range of experience to its governance role. It is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring appropriate governance structures are in place.

Cabrini Board of Directors

A Board of Directors, appointed by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, governs Cabrini Health Ltd.  Our Board brings a broad range of experience to its governance role. It is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring appropriate governance structures are in place.

The following list details our Board members, their roles and their biographies.


Mr Richard Rogers

Director since June 2007, Chair October 2014 to present

Richard’s professional experience is in retail, property development and business advisory. Richard was co-owner and joint Managing Director of Roger David. He undertakes property development, is Deputy Chair of Gandel Philanthropy and sits as an advisor on company boards. Richard is a mentor to a number of young people in start-up businesses. He has been heavily involved in community activities and is a former President of a number of Jewish community organisations. Richard is the Chair of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Cabrini Foundation Board, the Cabrini Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Cabrini Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Committee.

Mr Peter Black

Member since September 2012

Peter Black has a broad range of corporate experience, having held senior roles at the international company Amcor Ltd including ten years as Group General Manger Internal Audit. During this time, this department expanded to five international countries. For more than a decade, he has served as a member of the Province Finance Advisory Committee for the IBVM Loreto Sisters’ Australian Province, providing commercial advice to the Sisters, covering oversight of their schools across Australia, as well as their Australian and international community projects. Peter holds a degree in commerce from Canterbury University in New Zealand. Peter is a member of The Institute of Charted Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. Peter is Chair of the Cabrini Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

 

Sister Sharon Casey MSC

Member since August 2008

Born in USA, Sr Sharon has served two terms as a Provincial Councillor for the Stella Maris Province. Her background is in education and she holds a Master Degree in Religion and Spirituality from New York’s Fordham University. Sr Sharon has served as Executive Board Committee Member for Cabrini High School in New Orleans and the Cabrini Centre for Nursing and Rehabilitation, as well as St Cabrini Home in New York. She also served as Vocation Director for the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sr Sharon is Chair of the Cabrini Mission and People Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

Mr David Curtain QC

Member since March 2007

David is a barrister who practises in a wide variety of areas including medical and other professional negligence, commercial litigation, civil juries and personal injuries. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993. David is a former Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council, a former President of the Australian Bar Association and the former President of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria. David is a member of the Cabrini Human Research Ethics Committee.

Ms Sylvia Falzon

Member since March 2010. 

Sylvia has worked in the financial services industry for almost three decades and during that time, she has held senior executive positions responsible for institutional and retail funds management businesses both domestically and internationally. Her roles have included Head of Business Development at Aviva Investors Australia, an equity partner at Alpha Investment Management and Chief Manager International Sales and Service at National Mutual Funds Management/AXA. Sylvia is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed companies Perpetual Limited, SAI Global and Regis Healthcare. She is also a non-executive director of Museums Board of Victoria. Sylvia holds a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Western Sydney. She is a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and holds a graduate diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sylvia is Chair of the Cabrini Foundation Board and a member of the Cabrini Nominations Committee.

Fr Laurence McNamara CM

Member since September 2012

Fr McNamara, a Vincentian priest and moral theologian, is parish priest of St Joseph’s Malvern and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Moral and Practical Theology at Catholic Theological College, MCD University of Divinity, Melbourne. He has lectured at St Francis Xavier Seminary, Adelaide College of Divinity, Flinders University and the Catholic Institute of Sydney. Fr McNamara is a graduate of the Gregorian University, Rome, and Oxford University, England and he has a doctorate from the University of Adelaide. He was Deputy President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney and President of the Catholic Moral Theology Association of Australia and New Zealand and has served as a member of human research ethics committees for health and public sector organisations.

Mr Peter Mahon

Member since March 2009

Peter is the CEO of corporate advisory firm Royce. He has extensive communications experience in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. Peter’s healthcare experience includes the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Victorian and Commonwealth Departments of Human Services, Medicare Australia, GMHBA, Royal Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital for Women, St Vincent’s Health, Affinity Health, Villa Maria Society, Freemasons Hospital and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. Peter is a former member of the Xavier College School Council, Chairman of the Xavier Foundation and the Sacre Coeur Foundation. Peter is a member of the Salvation Army Board of Advice and a member of the Cabrini Foundation Board.

Dr Paul Nisselle AM

Member since October 2014

Paul is a general medical practitioner (GP) with extensive experience in medical indemnity insurance, as well as medico-legal and clinical risk management. He currently works as a sessional GP and is a consultant with MDA National and the Cognitive Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (England) and holds a Master of Health and Medical Law. He was made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 “for service to medicine and the medical profession through contributions to a range of government and professional organisations and to the community through youth welfare and cultural groups.” Paul is the Chair of the Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Committee.

Professor Robyn O’Hehir

Member since September 2010

Robyn is Professor and Director of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred and Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne. Also, she is the current Deputy Head (Clinical), Central Clinical School, Monash University and Deputy Head Research, Alfred Health. Robyn is a consultant physician, educator and researcher in allergy and anti-inflammatory therapies and has won substantial grant support from the National Health and Medical Research Council and as Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Asthma, Monash University node (1999-2012). She is editor of the international journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy, a former Director of the Menzies Foundation and the Asthma Foundation of Victoria and is a Life Governor of Asthma Victoria. Robyn is a current member of Council of the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation. She is a member of Cabrini Institute Council.

Sneza Pelusi

Member since October 2014

Sneza has worked with Deloitte Australia for 22 years including 12 years’ experience as an Audit Partner. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a registered company auditor. She has worked in Perth, Melbourne and Jakarta. Since October 2008, Sneza has led the Deloitte Victorian Assurance and Advisory practice and has been a member of the Victorian Executive and National A&A Executive. Since 2011, Sneza has co-led the firm’s leadership development program for talented partners under 40 years of age. Also, she leads the Deloitte Audit Committee Program in Victoria for Non-Executive Directors. Sneza has been a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee since February 2014.

Dr Michael Walsh, Secretary

Secretary since December 2008

Michael has more than 25 years’ experience in hospital and health administration in Victoria, Western Australia, the UK and the Middle East. He is a medical graduate of Monash University and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Michael is a Fellow and current Vice President of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. Also, he is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers. Michael is a member of the Catholic Health Australia Stewardship Board and he chairs the Health Policy Sub-Committee. In 2012, Michael was appointed by the Federal Government to Australia’s Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Board. Michael is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee; the Cabrini Foundation Board; the Cabrini Institute Council; the Cabrini Mission and People Committee; the Cabrini Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Committee; and the Nominations Committee.