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Mater Health appoints new Executive Director role

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Mater reached an exciting juncture earlier this year, with the announcement that Mater will unify its health services in South East Queensland, Central Queensland and North Queensland under a single board and executive team.

The board and executive team have now been fully recruited with two executive appointments arriving in early 2020 when Daniele Doyle (Executive Director, Mater Health) and Alastair Sharman (Chief Digital Officer) join the executive team.

Daniele will commence in January and will oversee Mater hospitals and health services across Queensland.

Daniele joins us from her current appointment as CEO of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside and St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane and boasts more than twenty-seven years in healthcare which began with her nurse training at Mater. Over her career Daniele has gained extensive experience and knowledge across clinical leadership and financial management in not-for-profit Catholic ministries.

Mater CEO Dr Peter Steer said Mater was fortunate to have been able to appoint Daniele to the role at such a critical time in Mater’s development.

“Her strength in strategic and transformational leadership, coupled with her deep understanding of our Mission and values will be an important asset as we build a stronger, aligned network,” Dr Steer said.

“As our largest ministry, Mater Health provides services through a network of hospitals and health services which is now the largest non-government network in Queensland. By bringing our services together we have created scale, and responsibility, across a diverse geography and we require a balance of efficient, consolidated systems and services with local decision making and application.”

Daniele will be supported in the Executive Director role by a new regional structure within Mater Health creating greater capacity for broad application of Mater policies and processes while allowing for local decision making at the point most relevant to the patient and the region. Through this mechanism Mater will continue to ensure the highest quality care with locally appropriate and relevant service.

In addition to existing clinical leadership roles, the new Mater Health leadership structure will include the following new positions;

  • Regional Executive Director of Mater Health (Central and North Queensland)
  • Regional Executive Director of Mater Health (South East Queensland)

Mr Gerry Wyvill has accepted the role as Regional Executive Director, Mater Health (Central and North Queensland). Gerry was previously CEO at Mater Townsville and General Manager at Wesley Hospital. He has significant experience in senior roles across healthcare in Australia. 

Gerry has worked as a chief financial officer, general manager and CEO over the past 20 years across various sectors within the industry; including public, private and not-for-profit sectors. His breadth of experience as well as his deep knowledge of Mater will help to guide our commitment to Central and North Queensland as we continue to enhance our services.  

The role of Regional Executive Director of Mater Health (South East Queensland) is currently being filled in the interim by Justin Greenwell and the position will be advertised in the new year with a view to appointment as soon as possible.

In addition to these new roles in Mater Health, Mater’s commitment to regional aged care remains. Ms Lynne Sheehan, previously CEO of Mercy Health & Aged Care Central Queensland, will join Mater as Executive Director of Residential Care.

In her new role Lynne will lead Mater’s strategic drive to provide the highest standards of non-hospital care. She will take a lead role in building Mater’s capability through new technology, partnerships and service enhancements particularly for elderly, remote and marginalised patients and their communities.

Another addition to the Mater Executive team will be Alastair Sharman who will replace the current Chief Digital Officer, David Kempson early in 2020 to allow for a handover period before David finishes in February to return to the United States to be with his family.

Mater CEO, Dr Peter Steer said the leadership structures across Mater’s hospitals and aged care facilities in Queensland will evolve as we continue to respond to the changing needs of our community.

“I am confident with this leadership team, we are in the best position to deliver on our Mission to support the health and wellbeing of our community for many years to come,” Dr Steer said.

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