The Board is appointed by our Trustees, with Board members accountable to the Trustees for the organisation's ongoing stewardship and strategic development.

Board members

Board members are selected for their varied and complementary skills and are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds.

Kerry Sanderson

Chair: Hon Kerry Sanderson AC CVO – BSc, BEcons, Hon Dlitt, FAICD

Chair since May 2018 (appointed May 2018)

  • In January 2020 appointed as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen in recognition distinguished personal service to the Royal family.
  • Former Governor of Western Australia
  • Chancellor of Edith Cowan University since January 2019
  • Named Companion of the Order of Australia in June 2016 for eminent service to the people of Western Australia
  • Former Chairman of Gold Corporation, former independent chair of the State Emergency Management Committee, former Non-Executive Director of Downer EDI and Atlas Iron
  • Participates in a number of charitable and community activities including Chair of the WA Parks Foundation, Patron of the Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute, the Bibbulmun Track Foundation and the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association 
  • Held positions as Agent General for WA, CEO of Fremantle Ports, Deputy Director General of Transport for WA and Director of the Economic and Financial Policy Division of the Western Australian State Treasury
Head shot of Peter Prendiville

Mr Peter Prendiville – BCom

Deputy Chair appointed May 2012

  • Chairman Prendiville Group, his family-owned and operated group of hotels which includes multi-award winning Sandalford Wines, Tradewinds Hotel, Pier 21 Resort, Norfolk Hotel in Fremantle, Karratha International Hotel, Mangrove Hotel, and the iconic Cottesloe Beach Hotel and Hotel Rottnest as well as NW regional hotels in Karratha, Port Hedland and Broome
  • Former Chairman of Tourism WA from 2012 to 2017
  • A Governor and Trustee, Director of The University of Notre Dame Australia, and has been involved with the university since its inception
  • Western Australian of the Year 2015 – Business Award Winner
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Champion of Entrepreneurship, Western Region 

Head shot of Prof Peter BremnerProf Peter Bremner – BSc, MBChB, FRACP, MD

Appointed November 2023

  • Highly respected thoracic physician and researcher in respiratory medicine.
  • Long association with St John of God Health Care, contributing significantly to medical governance and clinical excellence.
  • Involved in medical education, professional development, medical ethics committees and completion of AICD course.
  • Current positions: Thoracic physician in private practice at St John of God Murdoch Hospital; Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, St John of God Murdoch Hospital; Clinical Research Respiratory Physician, Medical Director TrialsWest Research Group, multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; Professor of Respiratory Medicine, The University of Notre Dame; Member of the Patient Experience and Clinical Excellence (PEACE) Board Subcommittee; Member of the Clinical Incident Review Subcommittee.
  • Past Positions: President (Western Australia Branch) Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand; Vice Chairman, Mount Hospital Ethics Committee; Member (WA Executive Committee) of the Royal Australian College of Physicians; Secretary (Western Australia Branch) Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand; President (Western Australia Branch) Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand; Federal Secretary, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand: Vice President (Western Australia Branch) Asthma Foundation; Sessional Thoracic Physician at Fremantle Hospital; Chairman of the Physicians Craft Group, St John of God Murdoch Hospital.
Head shot of Rosanna Capolingua

Assoc Prof Rosanna Capolingua – MBBS, FAMA, FAICD

Appointed January 2010

  • Career built in general medical practice
  • Involved in medical education and professional development, and medical ethics having served on medical and Government ethics committees
  • Current positions: Principal of Floreat Medical, Chair of the WA Immunisation Strategy Committee, Deputy Chair of the WA North Metropolitan Health Service and Chair of its Quality and Safety Committee, Member of the Alcohol and other Drugs Advisory Board of the Mental Health commission, Chair of AMA (WA) Services Pty Ltd, Medical Director of the AMA (WA) Youth Foundation, member of the Board of AMA (WA).
  • Past Positions: Federal President of the Australian Medical Association, State President of AMA (WA) , Chair of Governing Council Child and Adolescent Health Services, Chair of Australian Medical Publishing Company, Board Member of Medical Defence Australia, Board Member of UWA Raine Foundation, member of the Board of Governors of The University of Notre Dame, Australia.

Mr Jack de Groot - BA St John of God Health Care Board Member Jack de Groot

Appointed November 2016

  • Executive Director of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Parramatta.
  • Previously Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Australia, and the Group Leader of Mission at St Vincent's Health Australia
  • Chair of Implementation Advisory Group and member of Board of Governors of The University of Notre Dame 
  • Previous board memberships include Chair of Jesuit Mission, Deputy Chair of Catholic Social Service Australia, St John of God Health Care, Uniya, One World Centre, Act for Peace, Companions Volunteer Communities, Edmund Rice Centre, Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Catholic Social Services Victoria, The Australian AIDS Fund..

Ms Julie Keene – BBus, MAcc, FCA, GAICD

Appointed January 2024

  • Extensive experience as a chief finance officer, chief executive and non-executive director within not-for-profit, community services, aged and community care, government and education sectors.
  • A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Board Member for Keystart Loans Ltd, SensesWA and Curtin Heritage Living.
  • Committee Member for University of Notre Dame Australia’s Finance and Investment Committee, and Commissioner for Insurance Commission of Western Australia.

Dr Michael Levitt AM – MBBS, FRACS

Appointed January 2016

  • Member of clinical staff at St John of God Subiaco Hospital since 1990, including as a member of its Medical Advisory Committee for 13 years (four as chairman)
  • St John of God Subiaco Hospital Director of Medical Services from 2005 to 2013
  • Member of clinical staff at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where he held various senior roles from 1990 to 2005
  • Clinician Member Medical Board of Western Australia 2016 to present
  • Chief Medical Officer of Western Australia (appointed October 2018).

Mr James McMahon DSC, AM, DSMSt John of God Health Care board member James McMahon

Appointed July 2017

  • Previous experience in the public and private sectors, including as the Commissioner for the Department of Corrective Services in Western Australia and advising organisations on strategy, operations, risk, governance and management
  • 24 years’ experience in the Australian Defence Force, including holding roles as Commanding Officer of the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) and SAS Squadron Commander. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal
  • Board member of the SAS Resources Trust Board and the Australian War Memorial Board
  • Former West Coast Eagles Football Club board member
  • Ambassador for The Fathering Project, Advisor Finance Committee RSLWA
  • 2019 Western Australian of the Year
Mark OBrien St John of God Health Care Board


Appointed January 2020 

  • Associate Fellow and Programme Director, Oxford Healthcare Leadership Programme, Saïd Business School, Oxford University
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Queensland
  • More than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, and an expert consultant in leadership, culture, safety and quality and clinical governance 
  • Former Medical Director and co-founder of the Cognitive Institute, Australia and International Program Director for Education at the Medical Protection Society, the world’s largest medical indemnity organisation.
  • Experienced medical practitioner and clinician
  • Recipient of the Queensland 2002 Hunt and Hunt Inaugural Award for Healthcare Leadership, and the 2016 Queensland President’s Award by the Australian College of Health Service Management for services to health care

Ms Shelly Park - GAICD; Msc; Fellow Ethical LeadershipSt John of God Health Care Board Member Shelly Park

Appointed January 2022

  • Non-Executive Director of Emerge Women and Children’s Support Network and Member Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Advisory Board
  • Previously Non-Executive Director of Defence Health, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (2016 – 2022), Chief Executive Officer of Monash Health (2007 – 2016), Non-Executive Director of Jessie McPherson Private Hospital, Victoria (2007 – 2018) and Board Member of Australian Commission in Safety and Quality in Health Care (2009 – 2014)
  • 2011 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year

Mr Mark Scatena - BE MBA

Appointed April 2024 Image of board member Mark Scatena

  • Extensive experience as a business leader in Australia with strong business acumen, having held key executive leadership roles across a variety of sectors including investment, retail,  industrial and real estate. 
  • Currently the Managing Director of BWP Management Limited, the responsible entity for BWP Trust, an ASX-listed release estate trust investing in and managing commercial properties throughout Australia.
  • More than 20 years of senior leadership within Wesfarmers Limited, including WesCEF (the Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers division of Wesfarmers), Target, Coles and Wesfarmers.