Board

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

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

Chair since May 2018 (appointed May 2018)

  • Former Governor of Western Australia
  • 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
  • Has previously participated in a number of charitable and community activities including Board Member of Senses Australia, the Paraplegic Benefit Fund and patron of Variety WA
  • 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 for the Western Australian State Treasury

Mr Adrian Arundell- BCom, FCA, SF Fin St John of God Health Care board member Adrian Arundell

Appointed February 2018

  • Managing Partner of Azure Capital, a WA headquartered, national provider of corporate advisory services
  • More than 20 years’ experience in providing advice across mergers and acquisitions, financing and restructuring
  • Experience in organisational transformation across a range of industries including health, technology, construction, investment and property development
  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • A Council Member of John XXIII College and a Board Member of the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Dr Julie Caldecott – MBBS, MBA Head shot of Dr Julie Caldecott

Appointed January 2015

  • More than 20 years’ experience as a consultant to the public and private sectors, with a focus on consumer goods and health, for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as a Director and Partner until 2011
  • Trained as a medical practitioner prior to joining BCG and has an MBA from Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
  • Director Victorian Major Transport Infrastructure Board
  • Previous Board memberships include non-executive directorships at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, the Transport Accident Commission, Victoria and the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research

Mr Justin Carroll – Bcom, FCA 

Appointed January 2015

  • Managing Partner of PwC Australia’s Perth office and has more than 25 years’ experience in the provision of external audit, due diligence and advisory services
  • A Governor and Director of The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) and chair of UNDA’s Finance, Risk and Audit Committee
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a registered Company Auditor and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of Western Australia.

Assoc Prof Rosanna Capolingua – MB BS, FAMA, FAICD

Appointed January 2010

  • Career built in general medical practice
  • Involved in medical education and professional development and ethics, serving on medical and Government ethics committees
  • Current positions: 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, and a member of the Board of Governors of The University of Notre Dame, Australia
  • Past Positions: Federal President of the Australian Medical Association, Chair of Governing Council Child and Adolescent Health Services, Chair of Australian Medical Publishing Company, Member Board of Medical Defence Australia, Member Board of UWA Raine Foundation

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

Appointed November 2016

  • CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW one of the largest Social Service Agencies in NSW specialising in homelessness and disability services
  • More than 17 years’ experience as a senior executive in the not-for-profit sector including 13 years as Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Australia, one the country’s biggest international aid and development agencies
  • Previously the Group Leader of Mission at St Vincent’s Health Australia, the biggest not-for-profit provider of health and aged care services in Australia
  • Chair Board of Jesuit Mission; Board Member Catholic Social Services Australia; Board of Governors University of Notre Dame
  • Previous board memberships include 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.

Dr Michael Levitt – MBBS, FRACS

Appointed January 2016

  • Member of clinical staff at St John of God Subiaco Hospital since 1990, including Director of Medical Services from 2005 to 2013
  • Long serving member of the St John of God Subiaco Hospital Medical Advisory Committee for 13 years, including four years as Chairman
  • Member of clinical staff at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where he held various senior roles from 1990 to 2005
  • Current Medical Co-Director at Osborne Park Hospital

Mr James McMahon - MBA St 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.

Mr Peter Prendiville – B Com

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
  • Chairman of Tourism WA and actively involved in promoting Western Australia as a revitalised destination
  • A Trustee, Director and Deputy Chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia, and has been involved with the university since its inception