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

Appointed March 2010, Chairman since November 2018

Sylvia brings to Cabrini a senior executive career in financial services, spanning more than 30 years. 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 ASX 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 committee at Perpetual and Audit and Risk Committee at Regis. Sylvia also chairs the Cabrini Foundation Board and the People and Nominations Committee. She 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. Sylvia is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter Black

Appointed October 2012

Peter 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, the audit department expanded to five international countries. For more than a decade, he 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 and their Australian and international community projects. Peter holds a degree in Commerce from Canterbury University in New Zealand and he is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.  Peter chaired the Cabrini Audit and Risk Management Committee until November 2018, and since then has chaired the Cabrini Technology Group Advisory Board. 


Fr Joe Caddy

Appointed 2018

Fr Joe was recently appointed as the interim Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Melbourne.  In addition to this appointment, Fr Joe is Episcopal Vicar (Archbishop’s Representative) for Social Services in the Melbourne Archdiocese, and is the Parish Priest at St Mary’s in East St Kilda. He is the former CEO of CatholicCare in Melbourne.  Fr Joe served on the Cabrini Mission Governance Committee and during 2019, will join the Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Committee.

Sister Sharon Casey MSC

Appointed August 2008

As a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cabrini Sisters), Sr Sharon began her active ministry as an educator. Education was a stepping stone to respond to new invitations, requiring a change in direction and further studies. Advanced educational opportunities opened her mind and heart to more fully embrace the Cabrini Missionary Identity. This life path offered extensive opportunities to serve people on Boards, Provincial leadership, initiate new services in response to emerging needs and respond to the request to be the MSC presence In Cabrini Australia. Currently, Sr Sharon is a member of the Cabrini People and Nominations Committee and during 2019 will join the Foundation Board.

Jeffrey Gleeson QC

Appointed 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.


Simeon Goldenberg

Appointed April 2019

Simeon’s formal association with Cabrini commenced in 2015 as an independent member of the Cabrini Major Project Committee, overseeing the Gandel Wing development. Simeon’s executive experience includes positions within the investment, financial services and real estate industry. Simeon has held a variety of executive roles within the Icon Group (subsidiary of Kajima Corporation) for almost 10 years, most recently as COO of its real estate investment division. Previous executive experience includes KPMG Corporate Finance (mergers and acquisitions) and Gersh Investment Partners (a Melbourne-based fund manager). Simeon’s non-executive roles have been in the retirement, fintech, investment and construction industries. Simeon’s not-for-profit governance roles have been in religious and community organisations, spanning sport, aged care, welfare and education.

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. During 2018-19, she was a member of the Cabrini Audit and Risk Management Committee.


Paul Holyoake

Appointed April 2019

Paul was co-founder of Oakton Limited, which grew into one of the largest and most successful Australian IT Consulting and Technology organisations. Paul drove the growth of the company through CEO and Executive Chairman roles, including listing the company on the ASX in 2000 and selling the company to NTT in 2014. Since leaving Oakton, Paul has been involved in the contemporary ICT community, both through membership of the Advisory Board of Melbourne Accelerator Program (University of Melbourne), and the Tech Start Up community in inner Melbourne. Paul also has philanthropic roles in the not-for-profit sector, including being a past Board member of the St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, and is a strong supporter of The Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).

Professor Robyn E O’Hehir AO

Appointed 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 as well as 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 and during 2019 will join the Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Committee.

Anthony Rice

Appointed November 2016

Anthony is a specialist real estate and healthcare corporate adviser with more than 20 years’ experience in investment banking, most recently at Macquarie Group as a Managing Director where he advised clients on corporate strategy, debt and equity raising as well as handling mergers and acquisitions. He describes his switch from arm’s-length adviser to participating in the governance of a mission-driven organisation as deeply fulfilling – both personally and professionally. Anthony currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of a listed aged care provider with 50 homes and more than 4,000 residents. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne and is a Chartered Accountant. Anthony has also served on Cabrini’s Audit and Risk Management Committee since 2015.

Invitees to the Board

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, research, and medical education. She is a director of The Blood Unit, and manages patients with blood disorders and blood cancers, with a 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 graduating with honours, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.


John Asgari

Consumer Representative invitee since June 2019

John is a clinical nutritionist, dietitian, and has also worked as cabin crew with Qantas Airlines for 25 years. He is a member of The Nutrition Society of Australia, Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and former Australian Institute of Hospitality Management. John was President and National Secretary of the Iranian Australian Association of Health Professionals until June 2019. He is currently a Consumer Representative at The Community Advisory Committee of Austin Health Board, Dental Health Services Victoria – Consumer Advisory Network, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as well as Cabrini Health Community Advisory Committee and Cabrini Infection Prevention and Control Management Committee. Presently, John volunteers with Eastern Health at the Emergency Department Care of Box Hill Hospital.


Jill Linklater

Consumer Representative invitee since June 2019

Jill is a consumer at Cabrini Health and considers Cabrini ‘the place to go to for her health care services’. She is a consumer representative invitee to the Cabrini Board, a consumer member of the Community Advisory Committee, the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and the Comprehensive Care Committee and brings a patient perspective into the quality of care and safety of services discussions at Cabrini. Jill is a registered nurse and consultant in health, disability and aged care services and a certified quality management systems auditor and standards certification/accreditation assessor. Additional professional work involves board governance in health, aged care and disability services with a focus on clinical quality and safety.

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.