Who governs Mater Private Hospital Townsville?
As part of Mater Group, Mater Private Hospital Townsville is governed by the Board of Mater Group and managed by a locally based Executive Team. Together, collective leadership and expertise guide the strategic directions and operations to ensure we stay true to our overarching Mission and Values.
Canonical responsibility for Mater Private Hospital Townsville was transferred from the Sisters of Mercy to Mercy Partners in 2013. Mercy Partners was established in 2008 by the Queensland Congregations of the Sisters of Mercy, and incorporated in 2009 under the Roman Catholic Church (Incorporation of Church Entities Act 1994 Qld).
Mercy Partners was approved by the Holy See as a Public Juridic Person (PJP), giving it legal status within the Catholic Church (both canon and civil law). Mercy organisations throughout Queensland were transferred to the ownership of Mercy Partners, including Mater Private Hospital Townsville.
Mercy Partners is a not-for-profit entity established to govern the ministries owned and operated by their founding congregations of the Sisters of Mercy in health care, education, aged care and community welfare. It is a registered charity under Australian taxation law and reports to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
This change in ownership and governance has not altered our day-to-day operations or our Mission and Values.
Mater Group - Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of highly experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds and interests. Each has extensive experience guiding organisations through critical phases of change. Their combined knowledge and skills equip us with the vibrant and cohesive leadership we need to successfully integrate the fields of health, education and research, and extend beyond the traditional boundaries of healthcare.