• ​​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, Mr Julien O'Connell AM

    "I am constantly inspired by the selfless acts of so many who work for, and are associated with, the Mercy Health family. They allow us to foster and develop a pre-eminent service for all members of the community. As a Catholic provider we offer compassionate care to people of all faiths and no faith, and respect the physical, personal and spiritual needs of each individual." ...read more 

    John Moore 


    Mr John Moore

    "I enjoy the challenge of maintaining our commercial viability while strongly adhering to the Mercy values laid down by Catherine McAuley."...read more 

    Agnes Sheehan

    Ms Agnes Sheehan

    "I consider it a great privilege to serve an organisation that constantly advocates for those in need, that is not afraid to challenge, and whose leadership and staff live the mission of care first every day, relentlessly building an enduring passion and capacity to serve the people in our care and the wider community." ...read more 


    John Corcoran 


    Mr 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

    "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." ...read more


    Margaret Bounader 






    Ms Margaret Bounader

    "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 




    Ms Jo Barker

    "I hope that my commercial experience and diverse perspective are a valuable addition to the existing strong Board and management capability." ...read more 


    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor 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 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




    Mr 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



    Ms 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




    Mr 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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