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Executive team

Responsible for operational management, the Mater Private Hospital Townsville Executive Team ensures the organisation is delivering excellence in health care under the Patient-Centred Care Strategy, in line with the organisation’s heritage, vision, mission and values.  Our Executive Team comprises professionals who bring experience and expertise to the leadership function of the organisation.

Gerard Wyvill

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

Gerard has a wealth of experience in senior executive roles within the private health care industry in Australia. A Chartered Accountant, Gerard 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, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors). 

Karen Gerrard 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES

Karen has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse, of which the last 19 years has been in senior management in the hospital and healthcare industry. Her clinical experience includes strong knowledge and commitment to education, infection control, quality, risk management and developing a positive work relationship amongst her team, fostered through the mission and values of the organisation. 

Alanna Jacoby

DIRECTOR OF MISSION

Our Catholic identity and our heritage with the Sisters of Mercy is at the heart of who we are, and how we care for our patients and each other. In her role as Director of Mission, Alanna leads a team responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of our staff and patients and continuing the mission and values instilled by the Sisters of Mercy.  As a former Catholic school leader and educator, Alanna has strong connections and relationships within the Townsville Catholic community.

Brian Matthews

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

Brian holds an integral role in the financial stewardship of our organisation. A Chartered Accountant, Brian has extensive financial management experience in the Healthcare sector, including strategic planning, engagement of advisors, development of financial modeling and actively monitoring and reporting progress of construction projects.

Raelene Eves

DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Raelene has more than two decades' experience in human resources management, spanning a number of industries including higher education, utilities and rail transport. Raelene is a versatile senior human resources leader, creating the link between people and strategy, with extensive experience in driving people, process and system outcomes for organisational effectiveness and sustainability. 

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