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

The Group Chief Executive Officer convenes and chairs a Group Management Committee comprising senior executives who provide assistance and advice on operational matters. The Committee meets 11 times a year.

Dr Michael StanfordDr Michael Stanford – CitWA, MB BS (UNSW), MBA (Macq U), Grad Cert LCC (ACU), FAICD, FAFPHM, FAIM

Group Chief Executive Officer – appointed February 2002

  • 30 years’ experience in health care management – the last 21 years as chief executive officer of large, complex, multi-campus health care organisations
  • Non-executive director of Curtin University
  • Board member of The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA
  • 2010 WA Citizen of the Year Award winner in the industry and commerce category
  • Under Michael’s leadership, St John of God Health Care has significantly expanded its number of operating divisions, greatly diversified its range of services, quadrupled its size in terms of revenue and become a recognised leader in the provision of high quality health care

Ms Cynthia Dowell – BNurs, Prof Cert Health Systems Management

Group Director Nursing Services – appointed January 2016

  • More than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry including nursing and executive leadership roles
  • Previous role as Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Director of Surgery and Specialist Services at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital
  • Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program

Mr John Fogarty – Dip App Sc, B Bus (Bus Admin), MBA, Grad Cert LCC, GAICD 

Executive Director Western Australia Hospitals – appointed January 2017

  • More than 28 years’ experience in the Australian health care system across public, private for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and the aged and community care industry
  • Previously Executive Director Perth Southern and Regional Hospitals; Chief Executive Officer St John of God Murdoch Hospital and Chief Operating Officer Mercy Health
  • Chief Executive Officer St John of God Ballarat Hospital from 2004 to 2011 during which time he led the $65 million facility redevelopment and major organisational and cultural change initiatives
  • Completed the Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School in 2007
  • Director of St John of God Foundation Ltd
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Mr Steve Goldsworthy - Bcom, CA St John of God Health Care Executive Steve Goldsworthy

Group Director Finance - appointed December 2017

  • 16 years’ experience in finance working in Australian and US Listed multi-national companies, working in Australia and Canada
  • Previously held senior finance roles at Austal Ltd, Cliffs Natural Resources and Schlumberger
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Ms Jenny Levy –MPM, MBA, GAICD St John of God Health Care Ms Jenny Levy

Group Director Digital and Transformation – appointed June 2017

  • More than 20 years’ experience in information technology, including three years dedicated to health information technology
  • Previous roles as the Chief Digital Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer at Primary Health Care
  • Significant experience in the financial services sector executive roles at Perpetual Limited and Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Held board positions Non-Executive Director Talent International and Optus Advisory board
  • Experienced in innovative and transformative projects with a focus on improving performance and morale

Dr Mark Lubliner – B Med Sci (Hons), MBBS, MBA, FRACMA 

Group Director Medical Services – appointed July 2012

  • Extensive international medical care and health management experience, including strategic planning and service redesign, clinical governance, and enterprise risk management at The Alfred, Cabrini Health and South East London Strategic Health Authority
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Monash University
  • Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program
  • Australian Medical Council and ACHS Surveyor and Member of Private Hospital Sector Committee for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Ms Rita Maguire – GAICD

Group Director Workforce – appointed November 2012

  • More than 20 years’ experience in human resources management in the private and public sectors of the health care industry including Ramsay Health Care and independent consultancy
  • Significant achievements as a senior executive including Australian Employer of the Year Award 2009 and Community and Health Services Industry Award 2009

Ms Marcelle MoggMs Marcelle Mogg 

Group Director Mission Integration – appointed November 2016

  • 25 years' experience in the professional leadership and management of large-scale health and social service organisations in the Catholic not-for-profit sector.
  • Formerly CEO Catholic Social Services Australia and has held senior Mission and management positions with St Vincent’s Health Australia 
  • Completed a Masters of Business Administration in 2014 at the University of Melbourne following degrees in social sciences and nursing.
  • Commenced Masters in Spiritual Direction, Melbourne College of Divinity.

Mr John Pease – LLM (with distinction)

Group Director Governance – appointed October 2014

  • Substantial experience leading teams of governance professionals in the areas of risk management, compliance, internal audit, legal services and company secretariat, across a number of highly regulated sectors including banking and finance, higher education and electricity networks
  • Previous roles include eight years as Western Power’s General Counsel and Company Secretary, in addition to a similar role at Murdoch University and BankWest, private legal practice, the courts’ adminstration and government
  • Completed a Master of Laws (with distinction) in 1998 from the University of Western Australia

Mr Bryan Pyne – Bbus, FCA 

Executive Director Eastern Hospitals – appointed September 2017

  • 23 years’ experience in finance including more than 15 years with St John of God Health Care, including as Group Director of Finance since 2007
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Recipient of the 2010 40 under 40 Award (WA)
  • Member of The University of Notre Dame Finance Audit and Risk Committee

Mr Kevin Taylor – BSc, GAICD, Grad Cert CLC

Executive Director Community Services – appointed February 2017

  • Management experience within the health care industry spanning more than 25 years
  • Previously Group Director Corporate Services and Chief Executive Officer St John of God Pathology
  • Externally recognised for his role in establishing nursing, pathology and rural health programs in Timor-Leste
  • Board member of Mosaic Community Care