Cabrini Health has an eleven-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, who joined Cabrini in 2011 as Director of Finance, 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, private health funds, and 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.

Geoff Fazakerley – Chief Property Officer

Geoff began working for Cabrini in 1985 and in 1990 became Director of Support Services until 1997, when he was made Director of Building and Business Development. In 2009, Geoff was appointed to the position of Executive Director, Diagnostic Services and Infrastructure and to his current position in 2014. Geoff has played an integral part in overseeing the development and expansion of Cabrini Health, including our premises at Ashwood, Brighton, Elsternwick, Hawthorn, Malvern and Prahran.

Mary-Anne Gallagher – Group Director, People and Culture

Mary-Anne has been with Cabrini since 2010 and has worked in the role of Principal Consultant, Organisation Development reporting to the CEO. In 2014, she was appointed to the new role of Executive Director, People and Culture. Mary-Anne 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. She is a member of the Mission and People Committee.

Cath Garner – Group Director, Mission and Cabrini Outreach

Cath has worked at Cabrini for a total of 25 years. She has a background in nursing and education and in 2002, she was appointed as Mission Integration Officer, joining the Executive Committee in 2007. She has worked in Australian healthcare for almost three decades in a wide range of key clinical, staff development and management roles. She holds postgraduate degrees in education, information systems, innovation/service management and theology. She oversees Cabrini Health’s social outreach program.

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.

John Papatheohari – Group Director, Information Technology and Digital Transformation

John joined in 2015. Previously, he was General Manager of Health Shared Services for five years, providing mission-critical information technology services across the Victorian public health sector. He made the transition to industry after 26 years working as a management consultant. During his career, John has led a diverse range of organisations, working at the intersection of business and technology, and has had extensive global exposure. Over his time at Cabrini, John has balanced establishing strategic direction with effecting operational improvement. He holds a Bachelor of Business and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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

Prof Gary Richardson joined Cabrini in 2001 in the role of Director of the Szalmuk Family Department of Medical Oncology. He took over the role of Director of the Cabrini Institute & Medical Education in November 2019. Gary is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and trained at St Vincent’s Hospital, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Institute in the United States. He is a Professor of Medicine at Monash University. Prof Richardson initiated and developed clinical research in haematology and oncology at Cabrini and is involved in the design, development and conduct of clinical trials. Gary is past Chairman of Foundation 49, a men’s health organisation, and is part of the Federal Government’s advisory board that developed the National Male Health Policy and the Victorian Men’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy. He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2017 for services to medical oncology.

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 Victorian Home Health Equipment, as well as Cabrini’s Centre for Innovation. He holds a Master of Business Administration, a 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 Subcommittee.

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 a surveyor for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.