Our directors and chief executive officer are committed to the purpose of our organisation, the services we provide to our clients and to achieving the highest standards of corporate governance.

John Forrest

John Forrest

Chairman of Directors

Experience

Board member since 2021. As State Council President in Queensland from 2014-2018, as well as being a Vice President on State Council from 1998-2001, John has served terms as president at conference, regional and diocesan level and was a member of SVDP National Council from 2014-2018. His working life encompassed public broadcast production, electrical engineering, and building construction. John was acknowledged for nearly three decades of service to The Society and his invaluable contribution when he became the recipient of The Vincentian Cross in 2019, the highest award available from The Society.

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Anthony Godfrey

Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications: CA, BFinAdmin

Experience

Chief Executive Officer since 2012. Board member from 1999 until August 2016. A Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in finance, Mr Godfrey has held executive positions with Ozcare for over 20 years and was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

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Robert Baker

Director

Qualifications: BBus (Accountancy), FCA, GAICD

Experience

Board member since 2022. Former Managing Partner (Audit), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) with 40 years’ experience supporting businesses in a variety of sectors.  Currently serving on the board of five for-profit organisations, three of which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and a board career spanning a decade in both not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.  A Vincentian, Robert has been a member of the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland for the past 10 years.

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Peter Driver

Director

Qualifications: FCPA, JP (Qual), BBus

Experience

Board member since 2016. Certified Practising Accountant – partner in a private accounting business in regional Queensland. Over 20 years experience in senior management positions in private and public organisations. Former State Councillor and Treasurer of St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland State Council.

Dr Minjae Lah

Dr Minjae Lah

Director

Qualifications: MBBS, FRANZCR, DipPallMed

Experience

Board member since 2023. Radiation Oncologist with special interest in Palliative care. Currently Specialist Consultant in Radiation Oncology with ICON Cancer Centres. 20+ years’ field experience across both public and private hospitals including as Visiting Medical Officer at Wesley Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Mater Springfield Private Hospital. 

Background extends to roles in clinical governance and medical education including Senior Lecturer – University of Queensland Clinical School of Medicine and Lead for Radiation Oncology Training and Education for the ICON Group.

David Masters

David Masters

Director

Qualifications: BEng Mechatronics, MEng, GradDipBus, MAICD

Experience

Board member since 2021. Extensive Board experience, with tenures on several boards nationally, ranging from education, superannuation, property development, building services, health services and not-for-profits. 

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Christine McMillan

Director

Qualifications: MBR, BBus, DipAppSc, MAICD

Experience

Board member since 2022.  Extensive board and senior executive experience across the healthcare and not-for-profit sectors. Former CEO of Cancer Council Queensland and a member of the Metro North HHS Board Community Advisory Committee.  Wide-ranging background and expertise in health and social services. Formerly Nurse Educator Princess Alexandra Hospital; Community Health – Qld Department Health; Midwifery & Child Health Nursing.

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Declan Rooney

Director

Qualifications: BScCompSc, MBA, GCertAppLaw, GAICD

Experience

Board member since 2020. Declan brings with him extensive experience as a technology executive in both public and private sector. Declan is highly skilled in strategy, technology, risk, governance, financial management and digital transformation.

Glynis Schultz

Glynis Schultz

Director

Qualifications: GradCert Policy Analysis, GradCertMgt, GradDip Education & Training, BNurs, DipNurs&MidWif

Experience

Board member since 2020. Executive Director, Community and Oral Health, Metro North Hospital and Health Service. An experienced senior executive in health, former clinician and formerly Chief Executive South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS). Extensive knowledge of the aged care industry and significant experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partner organisations and across local, state and commonwealth governments.

Patrick Sherry

Patrick Sherry

Director

Qualifications: BA, Grad Dip Teach, B. Ed Stud, Dip Gov (Investigation), Cert Procure Goods and Services, Cert Conflict Management, Assault Avoidance and Disengagement for Care Settings

Experience

Board member since 2023. Extensive experience in the Disability and Community Services sector, Risk Management and Compliance, Corporate Finance and Community & Youth Justice Services. Has held various senior executive roles in Child Safety & Youth Justice Services, former Chair of Endeavour Foundation’s Abuse & Neglect Prevention Committee and recent Chair of the Board of VITAE, a Youth Justice not-for-profit.