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Our People & Patrons

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan Foundation (ABN 54 169 799 606) is a registered company limited by guarantee. We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) and recognised as a Public Benevolent Institution. The company is led by an independent board comprised of a mix of Sisters of the Good Samaritan and committed laypeople who bring their experience, knowledge and passion to support and grow our work.

We are delighted and honoured to have the support of our distinguished Patrons.

Our Patrons

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC is the 39th Governor of New South Wales, commencing her five year tenure on 2 May 2019.

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC


Sir William was sworn in as Australia's 22nd Governor-General on 16 February 1996. He was appointed a Knight of the British Empire in 1982 and a Companion in the Order of Australia in 1988.

Sir William Patrick Deane AC, KBE, QC.


Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School and went on to become a teacher, commencing in 1976. She married David Hurley in 1977.

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley


Board Members

Katrina is an award winning strategic marketing professional with a proven track record delivering on business strategies and business targets and helping organisations transform businesses into brands. Her experience includes managing all aspects of a blue chip brand including research, strategy, sponsorship, advertising and digital campaigns. Katrina is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.

Katrina Flynn


Patricia is a registered Nurse and Midwife and also has over 40 years experience in marketing, mainly in travel and tourism. Her community and volunteer roles include 6 years as Media Officer for the Sydney Southern Region of the SES. Patricia has served on the board of St Scholastica’s College including as Inaugural Chair and on the board of Rosebank College.

Patricia Purcell OAM


John has spent more than 30 years in audit, accounting, tax and management consulting as a Partner, CEO and Board Member. He has held CEO roles in legal, IT and consulting firms including Capgemini Australia services and was previously a Partner at Ernst & Young Australia. John is currently Managing Partner and founder of Wentworth Hill - a Partner/Practice search business in the legal, accounting and business advisory sectors.

John Igoe


Sr Jill O'Brien


Martin Slattery


Bernadette Corboy is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. Her ministry life began in teaching in Primary and Secondary schools in Sydney, Toowoomba, Whyalla, Adelaide and Port Pirie. Bernadette was appointed as Novice Director during her 11 years in Kiribati and 4 years in Lawson (Blue Mountains.) She has also taken up the responsibilities of Leadership in the Congregation as Province Counsellor in NSW and on the Congregational Leadership team with pastoral oversight of the communities in Bacolod, Philippines.

Sr Bernadette Corboy



Executive Director

Catherine has held senior roles in media and in the not for the profit sector including with SBS, Greenpeace and Arena Television. Twice winner of the NSW Multicultural Marketing Award, she has produced documentaries and taught and lectured at the University of Technology, Sydney. Catherine holds a Masters in Communications Management and is a member of the FIA and the Governance Institute of Australia.

Catherine Cresswell

Executive Director

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