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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.

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.

Professor Katie Allen

Member since February 2016

Katie is a paediatrician and medical researcher who has 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 both the Raising Children Network and Australian Food Allergy Foundation. She holds a Professional Chair in Food Allergy at the University of Manchester UK and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Committee service includes the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the World Allergy Organization 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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

Jeff Gleeson QC

Member since August 2015

Jeff is a barrister who practices across a number of commercial areas, including professional negligence, building and construction, insurance law, sports law, superannuation, inquests, inquiries and defamation law. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2007. Jeff was appointed to the Cabrini Human Research Ethics Committee in November 2015.

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.

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) who has extensive experience in medical indemnity insurance, as well as medical law and clinical risk management. He 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 from the University of Melbourne. 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."

Professor Robyn E O’Hehir AO

Member since September 2010

Robyn is Professor/Director Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Central Clinical School, Monash University and Alfred Hospital, Deputy Head, Central Clinical School, Monash University and Deputy Head Research, Alfred Health. She is a consultant physician, educator and internationally renowned researcher in allergy and anti-inflammatory therapies with substantial grant support from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Robyn was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2015 and she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2016. Robyn is a Life Governor of Asthma Victoria and a member of Council of the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation. She 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.

Invitees to the Board

Dr Antonio Grossi

Invitee since January 2016

Currently Antonio is the Chair of Medical Staff at Cabrini and in this role, he is an invitee to the Cabrini Board of Directors. In 2001, he was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist at Cabrini. Since 2004, Antonio’s many contributions have included involvement in the administration of the anaesthetic department and craft group. He is deputy director of Cabrini’s department of anaesthesia and pain management. Antonio is present Chair of the Professional Issues Advisory Committee of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and a member of the Victorian Anaesthetic Group. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he is currently studying a Master of Health Administration at Monash University.


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.

Alison Moran

Company Secretary since July 2015

Alison is a qualified legal practitioner admitted to practise in Victoria and Western Australia. She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and former General Counsel of Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Alison has more than 20 years’ legal experience including significant board and corporate governance experience. She supports the Chairman and the Chief Executive in the management of the Cabrini Board of Directors and Board Committees. As well as her law degree, Alison has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. She is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.