• ​​Mercy Health is a private organisation wholly owned by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy and is governed by the Mercy Health Board. ​


    Julien O'Connell

    A welcome from our Chairman, Julien O'Connell AM

    “As Chairman of the Mercy Health Board, I value the opportunity to lead a team of dedicated professionals who share a commitment to supporting those in need. It is our purpose and intent to develop strategic plans that build on our tradition of care and provide services wherever they are needed: in hospitals and clinics, in the community and in residential aged care."  ...read more 

    John Moore 


    John Moore

    "I value the opportunity, as a Bendigo resident, to reflect the views of regional communities where so many of our facilities are based. And I enjoy the challenge of maintaining our commercial viability while strongly adhering to the Mercy values laid down by Catherine McAuley. It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated Board and management team." ...read more 

    Agnes Sheehan

    Agnes Sheehan

    “I deeply value being involved with an organisation that lives its mission of ‘care first’ in every aspect of its business and continues to build an enduring passion and capacity to serve our community. I am so pleased I can bring my years of business and community experience and it is so enriching to work with the people who care for our community, the Sisters of Mercy and their leadership, the management teams and the Board. Their commitment to our mission continues to inspire me.” ...read more 


    John Corcoran 


    John Corcoran

    “I enjoy being associated with such a diverse organisation that provides care and support to so many members of our community. I hope that my experience and input at Board level can help our dedicated staff in carrying out the Mercy mission."   

    "The vision and Catholic ethos of the Sisters of Mercy inspire us to continue the good work of our predecessors.”  ...read more 

    Joan Wilson

    Sr Joan Wilson RSM

    "I greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet and work with people who are generously committed to the ministry of Mercy Health. It is a privilege to be a part of such a group and to share their wisdom and expertise." 

    "As a Sister of Mercy, I am able to contribute to the ongoing ministry of Mercy in partnership with all those who govern, manage and work in our care services. I believe my contribution lies in my love of Mercy and always focusing on Mercy values.” ...read more


    Margaret Bounader 






    Margaret Bounader

    “I value the opportunity to be part of, and contribute to, the Mercy community and be involved with an organisation that provides health services and care to people from all backgrounds, cultures and economic positions when they are at their most vulnerable."

    "I am inspired by Mercy Health’s strong emphasis on care and treating every person with dignity and compassion at every stage of life.” ...read more 

    Jo Barker

    "I welcome the ability to participate and influence the strategic direction of Mercy Health across its spectrum of businesses focusing on the delivery of health, aged care and community services.  I hope that my commercial experience and diverse perspective will be a valuable addition to the existing strong board and management capability."

    "I look forward to making a difference to the organisation and the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy's vision to providing compassionate care to all people." ...read more 


    Dr Ian Haines

    "I have been fortunate to have worked at Cabrini for almost 30 years and have a deep respect and admiration for the many devoted and wonderful people that work in the Catholic Health Care Sector. In my short time at Mercy Health thus far, I have been impressed by the calibre of the people and the organisation and its strong commitment to mission and the care of the less fortunate in our community. I look forward to contributing to the vision and growth of Mercy Health." ...read more




    Martin Day

    "I am inspired by founding Sister of Mercy Catherine McAuley and her successors, who have dedicated their lives to improving the wellbeing of those who are less fortunate than others, vulnerable and in need of compassion and holistic care. These works are now largely provided by laypersons who, like the Sisters of Mercy, have a very strong vocation and actively embrace the mission, vision and values of Mercy Health." ...read more



    Virginia Bourke

    "I am proud to be part of the Mercy story. For me there is immense appeal in the story of Catherine McAuley: a visionary, yet practical woman, whose leadership style was based on the warm relationships with those around her.

    "I believe one of the strengths of our Board is the diversity of its members, particularly its gender diversity. I aim to contribute not only my professional skills, but my real life experience and my perspective as a woman involved in many aspects of community life." ...read more




    Tim O'Leary

    "I welcome the opportunity to support and serve the ministry of Mercy Health.

    It is a privilege to be part of a Catholic organisation providing compassionate and responsive care to all people, but especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged, at all stages of life" ...read more

  • The Board has five committees that monitor or promote key activity across the organisation:

    • Human Research Ethics Committee
    • Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
    • Quality Committee
    • Ethics Committee
    • Corporate Governance, Remuneration and Nomination Committee 

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