Stephen Cornelissen Adjunct Professor
Group Chief Executive Officer
Stephen assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Health on 1 July 2011. He is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and operational performance of Mercy Health. Stephen has 25 years’ experience in the health industry in Australia and New Zealand. He holds a Master in Health Administration from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Nursing from Deakin University. Stephen is a director on a number of peak bodies, including Catholic Health Australia, Aged & Community Services Australia and the Committee for Wyndham.
Group Executive Director, Finance & Corporate Services
Tony was appointed Executive Director Finance & Corporate Services for Mercy Health in June 2011 after serving as the Acting Chief Financial Officer. He has nearly 20 years' experience in the health industry having held executive positions including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer of the Southern Health Care Network and Associate Director of a healthcare consultancy firm. Before working in health Tony undertook various executive and consulting roles in banking and merchant banking for more than 12 years. In addition to his role with Mercy Health Tony is a Director of the Mental Health Legal Centre, part of a network of Community Legal Centres providing free and confidential legal services to anyone who has experienced mental illness in Victoria.
Group Executive Director, Quality, Risk & Service Improvement
Clare assumed the role of Executive Director Risk Management & Quality in February 2014. She is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of risk management and quality improvement for Mercy Health. Clare has a clinical background in speech pathology and almost two decades experience in the health industry, including senior management roles at Monash Health and service planning and performance roles at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. She achieved her Honours in Speech Sciences from University College London and a Masters of Health Service Management from Monash University.
Kate McCormack FAHRI
Group Executive Director, People Learning & Culture
Kate is responsible for the development and implementation of the overall Group Human Resources Strategy and provides strategic advice to the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Group. She is also responsible for Communications, Marketing and Events Management, and Mercy Health Training Institute. Kate has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and holds a Master of Business in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from RMIT University/Grenoble Ecole de Management France. She has been instrumental in developing Mercy Health’s Employer of Choice Strategy.
Linda Mellors Adjunct Professor
Chief Executive, Health Services
Linda was appointed Chief Executive Health Services in March 2015. She is responsible for the oversight of Mercy Hospital for Women, Werribee Mercy Hospital, Mercy Mental Health, Mercy Palliative Care and O'Connell Family Centre as well as services in New South Wales. Linda joined Mercy Health in 2009 as Director Performance, Planning and Strategy for Health Services and has also held titles including Executive Director Mercy Hospital for Women and Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre, and Executive Director Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. She is a Board Director of the South Western Melbourne Medicare Local, Chair of the Productive Series Steering Group for the Department of Health and Human Services, Member of the Catholic Health Australia Health Policy Committee and Chair of the North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service. Linda has held executive roles in the Victorian public health sector for more than a decade and is passionate about providing improved access to state-of-the-art health services.
Executive Aged & Community Care
Kevin commenced as Chief Executive, Aged and Community Care in November 2015. Kevin is responsible for all residential aged care and home and community care services throughout Mercy Health. Before coming to Mercy Health Kevin was the Chief Executive Officer for Holy Spirit Care Services for seven years and has more than 30 years of commercial business experience across many sectors. He has holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Masters of Business Administration and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Group Executive Director Leadership & Mission
Julia was appointed to the position of Executive Director Leadership & Mission in June 2015 and is responsible for guiding Mercy Health's leadership team in supporting our mission. Julia holds a Master of Bioethics, Master of Arts (Theology), Graduate Certificate in Interfaith Relations, Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights & Social Justice, and Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Arts. Julia also brings extensive experience in mission leadership roles, which includes Catholic Health Australia and most recently, Cabrini Health. Julia has a deep commitment to, and sound knowledge of, Catholic health provision and what that means for mission from community, public and private health perspectives.