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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.

Sylvia Falzon

Director since March 2010, Chair since October 2018

Sylvia brings to Cabrini an executive career in financial services that has spanned almost 30 years. She has held senior executive positions responsible for institutional and retail funds management businesses, in Australia and overseas. As a non-executive director since 2010, Sylvia has experience across a range of sectors including aged care, financial services, health and retail. During this time, she has been involved in several business transformations, initial public offers, mergers and acquisitions, and divestment activities. Sylvia is currently an independent non-executive director of Australian Stock Exchange-listed companies Perpetual Limited, Premier Investments Limited, Regis Healthcare Limited and Suncorp Group Limited. She serves on a range of board committees including chairing the People & Remuneration committees at both Perpetual and Regis. Sylvia is Chair of the Cabrini Foundation Board and a member of the Nominations Committee. Sylvia holds a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Western Sydney. She is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professor Katie Allen

Appointed February 2017

Katie is a paediatrician and medical researcher of more than 25 years’ of experience in child and adolescent health and wellbeing. She is Director of the Population Health Research Theme at Murdoch Children’s Research Centre, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne and a paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Katie is a Board member at the Raising Children Network, Australian Food Allergy Foundation and the Melbourne Girls Grammar School Foundation. She holds a Professional Chair in Food Allergy at the University of Manchester UK. Committee service includes the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the World Allergy Organisation and the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. She has honours degrees in medicine and medical science, and a doctoral degree. She is a fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Katie serves on Cabrini’s Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Board Sub-Committee.

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 Manager 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. He is the Chair of the Cabrini Audit and Risk Management Committee and Cabrini Technology Group Advisory Board, and a member of the Cabrini Nominations Committee.

Sister Sharon Casey MSC

Member since August 2008

As a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cabrini Sisters), Sr Sharon consistently responded to new requests requiring a change in direction. Her educational studies enlarged her mind and heart to embrace her Cabrini missionary identity. This life path offered extensive opportunities to serve on Boards, provincial leadership and initiate new services in response to emerging needs. Sr Sharon is the Chair of the Mission Governance Committee and a member of the Cabrini Nominations Committee. She has been a member of the Board since August 2008.

Martin Day

Member since November 2016

For more than two decades, Martin has held senior executive roles in acute health service in Australian and international markets. He has 14 years of corporate governance experience in the not-for-profit sector including healthcare and industry superannuation. Most recently he was CEO of the private hospitals division of St Vincent’s Health Australia. An Adjunct Professor of Australian Catholic University, Martin’s qualifications include a Master of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in valuations and real estate. He is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and a graduate of Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. His expertise includes risk-management, clinical governance, financial management, stakeholder engagement and public-private partnerships. Martin serves on Cabrini’s Audit and Risk Management Sub-committee and the Mission Governance Sub-Committee.

Jeffrey Gleeson QC

Member since August 2015

Jeffery is a barrister who practises in sports law and across a number of commercial areas, including building and construction, insurance law and professional negligence. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2007. Jeffery was appointed to the Cabrini Human Research Ethics Committee in November 2016.

Lisa Harker

Appointed March 2018

Lisa’s professional career is in chartered accounting. She is an assurance partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and in her 17 years as a partner, has worked across a number of industries. She is an expert in audit and international accounting standards, and works with listed companies, large privately owned businesses and not-for-profit entities. Lisa advises Boards, audit committees and management teams on a variety of complex areas including acquisitions and takeovers, large capital expenditure projects, divestments, debt raising, initial public offerings and the optimisation of internal controls. She has worked with companies such as Amcor, Foster’s, Orora, Murray Goulburn and Carsales. Lisa holds a commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. She is a member of the Cabrini Audit and Risk Management Committee.

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, Calvary Hospital, the Australian Health Services Alliance (AHSA), Members Health Alliance, Aveo Limited and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University. He 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, as well as a member of the Cabrini Foundation Board, the Cabrini Nominations Committee and the Cabrini Major Construction Projects Board Sub-committee.

Professor Robyn E O’Hehir AO

Member since September 2010

Robyn is an academic consultant physician, educator and internationally renowned medical researcher with more than 30 years’ experience in adult medicine. She is Professor/Director Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (Research), Central Clinical School, Monash University and Alfred Hospital. Robyn has honours degrees in medicine and science and a doctoral degree. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to clinical immunology and respiratory medicine as an academic and clinician, to tertiary education, and to specialist health and medical organisations”. Robyn is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Associate Editor of the international European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and a Life Governor of Asthma Victoria. Robyn serves on the Cabrini Institute Council.

Anthony Rice

Member since November 2016

Anthony is a Managing Director within Macquarie Group’s investment banking division, Macquarie Capital, where he has worked since 2004 advising companies in the real estate and healthcare sectors in relation to equity and debt-raising, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate strategy. Previously he was with JPMorgan’s investment banking division where he advised a range of financial and general industrial companies. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Applied Finance, and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. Anthony serves on Cabrini’s Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Richard Rogers

Chair from October 2014 until October 2018

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.

Invitees to the Board

Judy Hacker

Invitee since March 2016

Judy has more than 30 years’ experience in the corporate world driving the strategic direction of major brands such as Estee Lauder, Yellowglen, Decore, Uncle Tobys and Wolf Blass. In 2007, Judy established her own business Maxim Marketing and works with organisations to strengthen their brands through strategic focus. In 2002, she completed Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program. Since then, Judy has volunteered with a range of not-for-profit organisations and has been on the board of Amaze (Autism Victoria), FareShare, Choir of Hard Knocks and Extended Families. Presently Judy is on the Board of Women’s Health Victoria.

Associate Professor Melita Kenealy

Invitee since November 2017

Melita is a senior clinician, a consultant haematologist at Cabrini with an active interest in clinical trials and research, and medical education. She is a director of The Blood Unit, and manages patients who have blood disorders and blood cancers. She has particular expertise in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), a pre-leukaemia disease. She is the current Chair of Medical Staff at Cabrini and Lead of Haematology Specialty group. Melita is an Adjunct Associate Professor (Practice), Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. She holds a medical degree from Monash University having graduated with honours, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Alison Moran

Company Secretary since July 2015

Alison is a qualified legal practitioner, and is admitted in Victoria and Western Australia. She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and former General Counsel of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, with more than 20 years’ legal experience and significant board and corporate governance experience. Alison supports the Chair of the Board and the Chief Executive in the management of the Cabrini Board and Board Committees. Alison holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance.