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Governance and Leadership

We are committed to providing the highest standard of support services and care to individuals, families and communities.

Our Board and leadership team provide the overarching governance structure that enables us to deliver our mission of valuing dignity, strengthening families and connecting communities.

Directors of CatholicCare Sydney


Richard Haddock AO, KSG (Chair)
Richard began his professional life as a lawyer with Blake Dawson Waldron and went on to become Deputy General Manager at BNP Paribas. He is the Chair or Director of an extensive
list of organisations including; the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Curran Foundation and Director of organisations including the University of Notre Dame.

Rev. Dr. Gerald Gleeson
Fr Gerry was ordained a Priest in 1978. Most of his priestly ministry was spent teaching philosophy and Christian Ethics at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He served as CatholicCare Sydney’s
Director of Mission for several years before being appointed to the position of Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Sydney in 2015. Fr Gerry has served on the boards of a number of organisations, he is a Director of Sydney Catholic Schools Limited and a Member of St John’s College Council and the CDF Advisory Board.

John Leotta
John is a partner at Deloitte with over 30 years experience providing audit and advisory services to leading Australian and international organisations, working closely with senior management, boards and audit committees. John has extensive experience leading the audits of major corporations operating in diverse industries and expertise across strategy, operations and finance.

Sr. Moya Hanlen FDNSC
Sr Moya is a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and holds degrees in education and Canon Law. She has ministered in secondary education and religious formation and was privileged to serve her congregation as Provincial Councillor and then as Provincial Leader. She is a Director of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Australian Province), and a member of the Vocation Discernment Committee of Franciscan Friars. In 2014 Pope Francis bestowed on her the Cross of Honour “In recognition of distinguished service to the Church and to the Pope”.

Greg Mackay
Greg worked with the Macquarie Group in Australia, the UK and Asia for over 20 years. His time with Macquarie Group saw him work in varied fields such as derivatives trading and funds management. Greg is currently a partner at Alfred Street Investment Partners. He is the Chair of Access Programs Australia Ltd and Director of organisations including Forager Funds Management Ltd and Saint Ignatius College Riverview Ltd.

Madeleine Mattera
Madeleine is a partner and the Head of Financial Services at Grant Thornton Australia. She has a keen interest in helping organisations grow and succeed in an environment of evolving regulatory pressure, demographic shifts, financial technology innovation and changing consumer behaviour. Madeleine is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Member of the AICD and a Registered Company Auditor. She has over 25 years of business experience and has also served as a member of the Good Samaritans Finance Council.

Sr. Ailsa Mackinnon RSM AM
Sr Ailsa is a Sister of Mercy who has ministered in various roles in western Sydney. After many years in educational leadership, including Principal at Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta, Sr Ailsa served as Congregation Leader for six years. She has recently retired from the position of Executive Director of Mercy Works after seven years of engagement in this development ministry. Sr Ailsa is also the Vicar For Consecrated Life, the Chancellor (Ministries) and a member of the Curia in the Diocese of Parramatta, as well as being a Director of Brigidine College, St Ives.

Jane McCormack
Jane is Head of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University, and Acting Deputy Head of the School of Allied Health (NSW).  Her clinical work has primarily been with children in community health, early intervention settings and schools.  Jane brings almost 20 years’ experience as a speech pathologist and academic in both Australia and the UK where she was in leadership roles.  Currently, Jane is Head of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University and the Acting Deputy Head of the School of Allied Health (NSW).

Pat Garcia
Pat is currently CEO and Company Secretary of Catholic Health Australia. He has sat on various boards including Youth Action Policy Association, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council, NSW and SHINE for Kids.  He is a qualified solicitor and has practiced in competition law, commercial litigation and corporate advisory. He has worked in the Strategy and Delivery Division of the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet developing policy reform in acute health care, school and tertiary education and disability support.

Lance Brooks
Lance is a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and current Board member of the International Association for Public Participation and a Nationally Accredited Mediator with the Australian Dispute Centre.  As Founder of Communities for Communities, a not-for-profit charity, Lance has vast experience in funding, acquiring sponsorships and grants and establishing self-sustaining communities into associations.  He has a Graduate Certificate in Community Management from UTS, is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Advanced Not-for-Profit certificate.

Executive Leadership Team


  • Mark Phillips, Chief Executive Officer
  • Richard Melki, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager Operations
  • Jonathan Melrose-Rae, General Manager Community Engagement
  • Anna Slowiaczek, Director People@CatholicCare
  • Kerryn Tutt, General Manager Clinical Therapies & Disability Services
  • Michael Everett, General Manager Families
  • Nick McMenemy, Director Systems@CatholicCare
  • Anthony Hill, General Manager Strategy and Project Management
  • Meredith Lemos, Executive Manager Pastoral Services

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