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

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC

Patron

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.

Sir William Patrick Deane AC, KBE, QC.

Sir William Patrick Deane AC, KBE, 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.

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley

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.

Our Board

Katrina Flynn

Katrina Flynn

Chair

Katrina is an award-winning strategic marketing professional with a proven track record delivering on business strategies and targets and helping 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.

Martin Slattery

Martin Slattery

Deputy chair

Martin is a lawyer at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers. With a strong common law background, Martin is an expert litigator. He has significant commissions of inquiry and royal commissions experience. Martin also works in the not-for-profit team. This work includes governance and regulatory advice, drafting commercial contracts and property transactions.

Sr Bernadette Corboy sgs

Sr Bernadette Corboy sgs

Bernadette Corboy is a Sister of the Good Samaritan. Her ministry life began in teaching in Primary and Secondary schools in NSW, QLD and S.A. Bernadette spent 11 years in Kiribati and 4 years in Lawson (Blue Mountains.) She has also served as Province Counsellor for NSW and on the Congregational Leadership team.

Sr Jill O’Brien sgs

Sr Jill O’Brien sgs

Good Samaritan Sister Jill O’Brien is a graduate of the Liturgucal Design Consultants Program at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. She has been involved with parishes and communities as they set about the task of building or renovating their worship spaces.

Tari Makanda

Tari Makanda

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.

Fran Vella

Fran Vella

Fran is the Head of Mission at St Scholastica’s College Glebe. She has more than thirty years of experience in the education sector and brings her strong connection to the Good Sams spirituality to her role on the Board.

Alison Sadler

Alison Sadler

Alison is currently a lawyer at Mills Oakley specialising in not-for-profit and charity law. She often advises clients on governance, with a view to helping boards function more effectively. Alison holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Justice from the QLD University of Technology.

Staff

Catherine Cresswell

Catherine Cresswell

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 documentary films and taught and lectured at the University of Technology, Sydney. Catherine holds a Masters in Comms Management (UTS) and is a member of the FIA.

Greg O’Brien

Greg O’Brien

Company Secretary

Our sincere thanks to our many generous donors and supporters who make our work possible.