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Cabrini’s Executive Committee is led by Chief Executive Sue Williams. Our well established team offers a combination of experience, deep commitment, energy and enthusiasm, and supports the Chief Executive in performing her duties.

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Ms Sue Williams

Sue Williams – Chief Executive

Sue was appointed Chief Executive of Cabrini Australia in December 2019. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry at senior management level in both the public and private sectors. She has held various roles including the Director of Nursing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Chief Operating Officer of 44 hospitals at Healthscope and Chief Executive Officer at Peninsula Health. Sue originally trained as a nurse and has postgraduate qualifications in business management and a Master of Business Administration from Monash University. She has completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University and the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. She joined Cabrini as Chief of Health Operations in October 2017.

Jason Aquilina

Jason Aquilina – Chief Financial Officer

Jason Aquilina joined Cabrini in 2011 as Director of Finance and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in August 2017. In this role, he has executive responsibility for Cabrini’s patient accounts, payroll, accounts payable, management accounting, procurement, enterprise risk management, finance and treasury functions. Before Cabrini, Jason worked in transport and logistics, where he held multiple finance roles including leading the accounting teams for various large infrastructure and information technology projects. Jason is a certified practising accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in accounting and economics.

Craig Bosworth

Craig Bosworth – Group Director, Strategy and Marketing

Craig joined Cabrini in July 2018. His experience covers a range of sectors across primary and tertiary healthcare, compensable and private health insurance, aged care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Having graduated as a physiotherapist, he became a Director of Olympic Park Sport Medicine Centre before working for a number of organisations including TAC, WorkSafe, Medibank Private, Healthways Australia and Healthdirect Australia. He was Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport from 2015 to 2016. Craig holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and has studied at Wharton (finance), Stanford (strategy) and Monash (health economics) universities. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a past Director of Comcare, Multicultural Arts Victoria and the NSW Ministerial Advisory Board for Preventative Health.

Julie Fleming

Julie Fleming – Group Director, Mission & Identity

Julie joined the Cabrini Mission Integration team in July 2019 with an extensive experience in various mission, formation and spirituality roles in Catholic health, education and social services. She is strong believer in story-telling, celebrations and conversations to build a mission culture, a visible and understandable ethic of care and fostering an organisation’s continual search for meaning. A former television news producer in Australia and the USA, Julie also studied Clinical Pastoral Education and End of Life Care and has worked in several hospitals and hospices in Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco. Julie has broad-based strategic communications expertise in the non-profit sector plus managerial and pastoral experience in clinical settings. Responsible for Pastoral & Bereavement Services and the Mission Integration team, Julie oversees formation opportunities and mission activities across Cabrini to ensure the mission (our purpose), Catholic identity and culture of Cabrini is authentic, vibrant and visible and to strengthen it through rituals, signs and symbols and conversations.

Fergus Kerr

Dr Fergus Kerr – Group Director, Medical Services and Clinical Governance

Dr Fergus Kerr joined Cabrini in November 2018. Prior to this, he held the position of Chief Medical Officer at Austin Health. He has a background as an emergency physician and toxicologist at Austin Health, where he later held roles as Director of Emergency Medicine and Medical Directorship of the Medical and Emergency Clinical Service Unit before taking up a role as the Executive Director of Medical Services at Peninsula Health. He returned to Austin Health in 2016 as the Chief Medical Officer. A Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, he has a strong interest in toxicology. He is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine and has previously been an examiner with the College.

Derek Price, Chief Information Officer

Derek joined Cabrini in November 2021 as Director Technology, Portfolio Delivery & Transformation and was appointed to the Acting CIO role in December 2021 and CIO in June 2022. Derek has extensive technology experience – developed during a long career in the banking and entertainment industries – across areas including business engagement, vendor management, leading global delivery teams and delivering large and complex projects. Derek’s professional qualifications include an MBA and RegPM certification with the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Gary Richardson

Professor Gary Richardson OAM – Group Director, Cabrini Research

Professor Gary Richardson is the Group Director, Cabrini Research, Director of Oncology Clinics Victoria, Director of the Szalmuk Family Department of Medical Oncology (within Cabrini Research) and a Professor of Medicine at Monash University. He is a past Chairman of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia and immediate past-president of the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia. Gary established the cancer clinical research program at Cabrini, the Cabrini Family Cancer Clinic, and the Oncology Service at Cabrini Brighton. He is involved in the design, development and conduct of clinical trials and personally acts as principal investigator in many clinical studies in lung, gastrointestinal and gynaecological malignancy, as well as development of novel compounds for the treatment of cancer.

Cathy Ryan

Cathryn Ryan – Group Director, Health Funding & Patient Services

RN, BEd, GDipHlthAdmin, GDipENT (UK), GCertCritCare(Emerg), GAICD

Cathy joined Cabrini in June 2020 as Group Director Health Funding & Patient Services. She has worked for over 35 years in the public and private health sectors in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has held a wide range of operational and senior managerial roles, focusing on care outcomes, efficiency, productivity and funding. More recently, Cathy held the national role of General Manager – Health Funding, Strategy and Performance at Australia’s largest not-for-profit private and public hospital operator, St John of God Health Care, where she headed up an integrated team responsible for funding, health information, audit and related analytics for just over ten years. Cathy is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, and a Ministerial appointee of the Commonwealth Prostheses Listing Advisory Committee. Cathy also has over 10 years’ experience as a non-executive director of a not-for-profit organisation for children with special needs.

Sharon Sherwood

Sharon Sherwood – Chief of Mental Health and Cabrini Outreach

Sharon joined Cabrini in June 2021, with responsibility for mental health and outreach services. Sharon is a specialist in operational and clinical management with 23 years’ experience working across mental health services in Australia and the UK. She has extensive, hands-on experience in the clinical sector, specifically in operational leadership and management specialising in managing complex mental health service systems with a focus on improvement. During her career, Sharon has led multiple teams through the successful development and implementation of innovative models of care and service systems that reflect a more responsive and timely design that better meets the population health and community need. In addition to her strong passion and commitment to mental health, Sharon is tertiary qualified with a B Med Sci (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing and is a graduate of the Williamson Community Leadership Program 2018.

Tim Staker

Tim Staker – Chief of Cabrini Technology

Tim Staker joined Cabrini in 2002 and is a member of the Cabrini Health Executive. In particular, he has responsibility for Cabrini Technology Group with over 500 staff operating from state and regional offices throughout Australia and New Zealand. Cabrini Technology Group comprises a number of business brands that sell, import, distribute and technically support an extensive range of health and information technology for private, government and enterprise clients. He holds a Master of Business Administration, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors Course Certificate of Completion, Graduate Diploma in Technology Management and a Diploma in Biomedical Engineering. Previously Tim held senior positions with a large multinational provider of non-clinical services and has more than a decade of management experience working in the public health sector. He serves as a Board member for BreastScreen Victoria, where he chairs the Information Technology & Communication Board Technical Advisory Committee and is a Non-Executive Director of Biomedical Services New Zealand Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabrini Health Limited.

Tom Stocky – Group Director People & Culture

Tom joined Cabrini in April 2019 as the Manager Policy & Workplace Relations and was appointed to the Acting Group Director role in December 2021 and Group Director in June 2022. Tom has a legal background and has extensive human resources and industrial relations experience in industries including manufacturing, construction, higher education and healthcare. Tom’s professional qualifications include Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Graduate Diploma Legal Practice and Master of Labour and Employment Relations Law.

Paul Vine

Paul Vine – General Counsel and Company Secretary

Paul joined Cabrini in December 2020 as General Counsel and Company Secretary and is responsible for Cabrini’s legal and company secretariat functions. He has close to 30 years’ experience spanning legal and governance functions in industry and legal practices. Paul previously held senior executive in-house legal and governance roles at Austin Health, IOOF and Bell Potter, following an early career in legal practices in London and Melbourne and in-house at Telstra and AXA. He also has a passion for coaching, having worked with a leading performance coaching consultancy and in his own coaching business. Paul is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Anne Zandegu

Anne Zandegu – Group Director, Nursing and Clinical Education

Anne joined Cabrini in 2007 as the Operating Suite Manager and held the roles of Nurse Director Perioperative Services and Director of Nursing Malvern before being appointed to the role of Group Director Nursing and Clinical Education in November 2019. Prior to that, Anne held divisional operational roles in both public and private hospitals in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales. Her professional qualifications include RN BA Grad Dip Perioperative Nursing, Masters of Health Administration and Grad Dip eBusiness and Communications. Anne is also an assessor for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.