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Governance

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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.


Executive Leadership Team

  • Mark Phillips, Chief Executive Officer
  • Luke Stevens, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Raymond Pak, Chief Operating Officer
  • Marcelo Steimbeisser, General Manager Community Development
  • Richard Melki, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jonathan Melrose-Rae, General Manager Community Engagement
  • Anna Slowiaczek, Executive Manager People at CatholicCare
  • Kerryn Tutt, General Manager Home Care
  • Michael Everett, General Manager Families
  • Nick McMenemy, Acting Head of Systems
  • Patrick O’Reilly, General Manager Pastoral Services
  • David Stefanoff, Executive Manager Office of Strategy Management


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