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Update on One Mater project

Thursday 3 October 2019

Update on One Mater project

The One Mater transition project is progressing well and I am pleased to provide you with an update, as we unify all Mater hospitals and health services across Queensland.

Since his appointment as Foundational Executive Chair of One Mater in July this year, Francis Sullivan has been overseeing the establishment of a single Board of Governance with responsibility for Mater’s health services in South East Queensland, North Queensland and Central Queensland.

I am pleased to introduce the people who have now been appointed as Board Directors to lead the existing entities through the process of transition and govern the single Mater organisation into the future; Mr Francis Sullivan (Chair), Mr Pat Brady, Mr Gerard Houlihan, Sr Sandra Lupi RSM, Ms Jenny Parker, Dr John Rivers, Ms Virginia Ryan and Ms Jane Yacopetti. Brief biographies of each director are available by following this link.

The new board draws on expertise from the former Mater Boards in each region (CQ, NQ and SEQ), as well as introducing new skills and experience. I am very confident that the mix of talent across the new Board will ensure the highest quality service can continue to be provided in regional and remote Queensland as well as in our city centres.

I am also delighted to have been appointed as CEO to drive our Mission and strategically align Mater’s ministries in integrated health, education and research across our now much broader network.

Working more closely together under single governance and leadership enhances our capacity to deliver world-class health outcomes and helps to ensure provision of accessible and affordable services for all Queenslanders.

The transition process will take some time but now that the Mater Board appointments are in place, the next step is to build our new Mater Executive Team. As we move forward with a broader remit, I am committed to building a leadership team which adds value to the organisation across the state. 

While we go through the process of executive appointments the One Mater Transition Project will remain in place. This project will roll into business-as-usual as the Board and Executive functions are refined in the coming months.

I will continue to keep you updated with progress toward a single Mater entity as we move forward.

We are all motivated by compassionate service and I am grateful for this opportunity to work with you to align all our resources in delivering these services across Queensland.

Peter Steer
Mater Group CEO

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