Our Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Board and accountable to them for the organisation's day to day management across Australia and New Zealand.

Our Executives

The Chief Executive Officer convenes and chairs a Group Executive Committee comprising senior executives who provide assistance and advice on strategic and operational matters. The Committee meets monthly. 

Bryan Pyne, Group CEO, St John of God Health CareMr Bryan Pyne – Bbus, FCA

Chief Executive Officer – appointed April 2023

  • 23 years’ experience in finance including more than 20 years with St John of God Health Care, including as Group Director of Finance (2007-2017) and Chief Operating Officer (2018 - 2022).
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  • Recipient of the 2010 40 under 40 Award (WA).
  • Board member / Chair of the Finance Committee of Newman College.
Carla Bonev

Ms Carla Bonev – BCom, MOrgPsych

Chief People Officer – appointed July 2020

  • More than 15 years’ experience in human resources management in global and Australian organisations, working in Australia and South Africa.
  • Previously held senior human resources roles at South 32 and BHP.Significant experience leading HR functions and using analytics and data to support organisational development and growth.

    Mr Ben Edwards - BA

    Chief Operating Officer  – appointed January 2023 

    • Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Murdoch Hospital from February 2017 to December 2022.
    • More than 10 years’ experience as a hospital and health care transformation leader.
    • More than 10 years’ senior experience in management consulting in the UK and Australia with Ernst & Young and PWC.
    • Early career experience with the National Health Service (UK).        
    Tara Peters, Group Director Mission Integration at St John of God Health Care

    Ms Tara Peters - BBus, Grad Dip Theology, Grad Cert Catholic Leadership

    Chief Mission Integration – appointed July 2022

    • More than 20 years’ experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, with a broad background in finance, human resources and lay ministry roles.
    • Previously held roles within St John of God Health Care including Group Manager Mission Integration – WA and Hospitals and Director of Mission Integration St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, following HR professional roles at Fiona Stanley Hospital with Serco.
    • Extensive experience in ministry leadership including formation, culture development and integrating Catholic identity and principles throughout organisations.

    Dr Luis PradoDr Luis Prado – MBBS, FRACGP, FRACMA, GAICD, FCHSM, FAAQHC, FISQua, FCMQ, FACHE, Grad Dip Sports Medicine

    Chief Medical Officer – appointed July 2023

    • Highly experienced senior health care executive and medical leader. 
    • Previous senior leadership roles include Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director Academic and Medical Services at Epworth HealthCare and Chief Medical Officer at UnitingCare Health.
    • Professor Deakin University Affiliate academic appointment, Doctor of Medicine Clinical School.
    • Skilled in clinical governance, health systems innovation, change management, and strategic planning.

    Mr Wesley SmithMr Wesley Smith – BCom, FCPA

    Chief Financial Officer – appointed October 2023

    • 27 years’ experience in the commercial finance and strategy development disciplines gained across both listed and private organisations within the financial services, agricultural, utility and engineering sectors.
    • Skilled at growing and evolving businesses, driving value focused investment decisions, leading multi-disciplined teams, enhancing data analytics, purposeful mergers & acquisitions, commercial negotiation, risk management, capital and treasury management, tax structuring, and corporate governance.
    • Previous senior leadership roles include Group Chief Financial Officer at Capricorn, Group Financial Controller at Wilmar, Group Financial Controller at CBH Group and Financial Controller at Alinta Limited / WestNet Infrastructure Group.
    • Current member of John XXIII College Foundation Committee, Independent Living Assessment chairperson, Indigo Inc. non-executive director and previously JOC Wellness non-executive director, chairperson of Finance, Risk, and Fundraising Committee.

    Ms Janet Jones - MSc Nursing, PgDip Infection Prevention and Control Jante Jones, executive

    Acting Chief Nursing Officer – appointed March 2024

    • More than 30 years’ nursing experience.  
    • Held several senior management and leadership positions including Nurse Director at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Director of Nursing and Midwifery at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals for the last six years. 
    • Experience in clinical service redesign and hospital commissioning, and focused on building positive relationships and creating contemporary health care environments.

    Ms Sarah Asmussen – BHlthSc, BMedRadSc(Nuc Med), MMedRadSci, MBA  

    Chief of Staff, Strategy, Planning – appointed March 2024   

    • More than 15 years’ experience in health care leadership in Australia and Canada. 
    • Previously held senior leadership roles at I-MED Radiology, Network, Metro North Hospital and Health Service for Queensland Health, GenesisCare and Government of the Northwest Territories in Canada. 
    • Significant experience in health care change management and strategic planning.
    • Clinical expertise as nuclear medical scientist. 

    Mr Xavier Saldoni- Dip. Business;  BBA, Business Administration; PgDip. Audit 

    Chief Risk Officer- appointed March 2024

    • Over 20 years’ experience advising and leading risk, compliance, and assurance functions in Australia and internationally. Image of Xavier Saldoni Chief Risk Officer
    • Xavier has significant experience in the financial services and health care industries. 
    • Recent senior leadership roles include, Chief Risk Officer positions at Medibank, ME Bank, and Bank of Queensland.
    • Former Board member of the Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA).
    • 15 years in risk and assurance consulting with KPMG in Spain, England, and Australia, advising large organisations across a wide range of industries

    Ms Sidone Thomas – Bbus (HumRMgt, Mktg), MIB 

    Chief Technology and Corporate Services Officer - appointed April 2024

    • More than 20 years’ experience across customer, business development, technology, operations and marketing leadership working in leading Australian organisations.Profile image of Sidone Thomas Chief Technology and Corporate Services Officer
    • Previously held senior executive roles at Sydney Airport and The GPT Group leading restructures and transformations to drive commercial and customer value.
    • Experience across a variety of sectors including property and aviation.