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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

Patron

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.

Patron

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

Patron

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

Chair

Tari is a qualified chartered accountant with experience leading complex projects in auditing, accounting, risk and compliance. She gained global experience through Ernst & Young in Zimbabwe and Cayman Islands prior to joining PwC Sydney. Tari is currently a Director at Grant Thornton Australia.

Tari Makanda

Director

Alison Sadler

Sr Jill O'Brien.

Sr Jill O'Brien

Director

Martin Slattery.

Martin Slattery

Director

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

Director

Fran Vella

Fran Vella

Director

 

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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