Cabrini Health has a twelve-member Executive Committee, including 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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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 – 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 – 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.


Mary-Anne Gallagher – Group Director, People and Culture

Mary-Anne was appointed to the new role of Group Director, People and Culture in 2014 and has led the transformation of our people services function into the People and Culture Division. She is a registered psychologist who has worked in human resources for more than 25 years in private and public sector organisations including finance, corporate rehabilitation, environmental management, public and private health and tertiary education. She has held roles as director of organisation development and human resources at a global level in complex, dispersed organisations. Mary-Anne holds a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology and a Master of Science in Positive Organisation Development. Mary-Anne is a Williamson Fellow and AICD graduate. She is a member of the People and Remuneration Committee.


Cath Garner – Group Director, Mission and Cabrini Outreach

Cath is passionate about Catholic healthcare and the contemporary expression of our mission and heritage. In 1986 she joined Cabrini Hospital, as it was then known, and held senior positions in nursing and staff development prior to being appointed Mission Integration Director in 2002, Executive Director Mission & Strategy in 2012 and Group Director Mission and Cabrini Outreach in 2017. In her current role she is responsible for mission integration throughout the organisation and also for its particular expression in Cabrini Outreach’s international and community development programs. Cath holds postgraduate degrees in nursing education and theology, a masters’ degree in innovation and service management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is active in the Catholic health and social services sectors nationally and internationally, with experience as a non-executive director for other faith-based not for profit organisations. Cath chairs the International Health Commission that advises the Missionary Sister’s General Superior and Council on mission and strategy, capacity strengthening and resource mobilisation for our sister healthcare services in the developing world.



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.


Louise O'Connor

Louise O’Connor – Chief of Health Operations

Louise joined Cabrini in May 2020 as Chief of Health Operations, with operational oversight of Cabrini’s hospital sites and aged care facility. Louise has more than 25 years’ experience in operational management in public and private healthcare, working at Epworth as Director of Clinical Services (Epworth Eastern), Executive Director of Clinical Services (Epworth HealthCare) and most recently as Executive Director (Epworth Eastern, Epworth Eastern Kew and Ekera) and at Box Hill Hospital as Deputy Director of Nursing / Operations Manager. Louise is passionate about patient-centred care and is particularly interested in the use of clinical technology at the bedside to support staff and patients. Louise is a Registered Nurse and holds a Grad Diploma in Management and Masters in Health Administration. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Deputy Chair Mayfield Education Centre.


Professor Gary Richardson OAM – Director, Cabrini Institute and Medical Education

Professor Gary Richardson is the Director of the Cabrini Institute & Medical Education, Director of Oncology Clinics Victoria, Director of the Szalmuk Family Department of Medical Oncology in the Cabrini Institute 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.


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, a member of Catholic Health Australia's Senior Executive Forum 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. 


Tim Staker – Chief of Cabrini Technology

Tim Staker joined Cabrini in 2002 and leads Cabrini Technology which has over 450 staff operating throughout Australia and New Zealand, comprising AWA Technology Services, Chemtronics Biomedical Engineering, Chemtronics Direct, Hospitech Facilities and Asset Management, In-a-Tick Compliance Testing Services, Assistive Living Technologies & Equipment Resources and Axis Health. 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.


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.