Helping the Sydney community with relationships, parenting, ageing, disability, pastoral services and mental wellbeing.

Governance and Leadership

We are committed to providing the highest standard of support services and care to individuals, families and communities.

Our Board and leadership team provide the overarching governance structure that enables us to deliver our mission of valuing dignity, strengthening families and connecting communities.

Directors of CatholicCare Sydney

Fr.Gerald Gleeson_CatholicCare Sydney

Rev. Dr. Gerald Gleeson
Fr Gerry was ordained a Priest in 1978. Most of his priestly ministry was spent teaching philosophy and Christian Ethics at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He served as CatholicCare Sydney’s Director of Mission for several years before being appointed to the position of Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Sydney in 2015. Fr Gerry has served on the boards of a number of organisations, he is a Director of Sydney Catholic Schools Limited and a Member of St John’s College Council and the CDF Advisory Board.

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John Leotta
John is a partner at Deloitte with over 30 years experience providing audit and advisory services to leading Australian and international organisations, working closely with senior management, boards and audit committees. John has extensive experience leading the audits of major corporations operating in diverse industries and expertise across strategy, operations and finance.


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Greg Mackay
Greg worked with the Macquarie Group in Australia, the UK and Asia for over 20 years. His time with Macquarie Group saw him work in varied fields such as derivatives trading and funds management. Greg is currently a partner at Alfred Street Investment Partners. He is the Chair of Access Programs Australia Ltd and Director of organisations including Forager Funds Management Ltd and Saint Ignatius College Riverview Ltd.

Madeleine Mattera_CatholicCare Sydney

Madeleine Mattera
Madeleine is a partner and the Head of Financial Services at Grant Thornton Australia. She has a keen interest in helping organisations grow and succeed in an environment of evolving regulatory pressure, demographic shifts, financial technology innovation and changing consumer behaviour. Madeleine is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Member of the AICD and a Registered Company Auditor. She has over 25 years of business experience and has also served as a member of the Good Samaritans Finance Council.

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Sr. Ailsa Mackinnon RSM AM
Sr Ailsa is a Sister of Mercy who has ministered in various roles in western Sydney. After many years in educational leadership, including Principal at Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta, Sr Ailsa served as Congregation Leader for six years. She has recently retired from the position of Executive Director of Mercy Works after seven years of engagement in this development ministry. Sr Ailsa is also the Vicar For Consecrated Life, the Chancellor (Ministries) and a member of the Curia in the Diocese of Parramatta, as well as being a Director of Brigidine College, St Ives.


Pat Garcia_CatholicCare Sydney

Pat Garcia
Pat is currently CEO and Company Secretary of Catholic Health Australia. He has sat on various boards including Youth Action Policy Association, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council, NSW and SHINE for Kids.  He is a qualified solicitor and has practiced in competition law, commercial litigation and corporate advisory. He has worked in the Strategy and Delivery Division of the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet developing policy reform in acute health care, school and tertiary education and disability support.

David Basseal_CatholicCare Sydney

David Basseal
David has spent most of his 20 plus year career in the healthcare sector.  David has worked across multinational businesses in the healthcare sector, with a particular focus in recent years developing commercial strategies that benefit consumers whilst generating commercial success for the organisation. He has held executive leadership roles in the medical suppliers and manufacturing industry, is the Chair of Pathology Technology Australia and is a member of their Finance and Risk Management and Marketing Communications Committees.

Simone Constant CatholicCare Sydney Board

Simone Constant
Over the course of her career in the public and private sectors, Simone has established herself as a leader in finance and investment, asset management, treasury policy, legal and governance, and risk strategy and planning. Simone has established the Corporate & Institutional Enablement function at one of the largest banks to drive a step change in first line risk, customer focus, compliance and conduct outcomes. Simone held a number of Deputy Secretary and Deputy Director General roles in the NSW Government. In the private sector, Simone held senior roles at CBA, Access Capital, ABN AMRO, Freehills and Babcock and Brown.

Executive Leadership Team

  • Alastair McGibbon - Chief Executive Officer
  • Richard Melki - Chief Financial Officer
  • Anna Slowiaczek - Executive Director, People & Culture
  • Julie Toma - Executive Director, Marketing, Communications & Philanthropic Engagement
  • Anthony Hill - Chief Operating Officer
  • Michael Everett - Executive Director,  Schools and Wellbeing Services and Practice Impact, Partnerships & Innovation
  • Kate Dover - Executive Director, Children & Family Services
  • Illy Rogers - Executive Director, Home Care
  • Kerryn Tutt - Executive Director, Allied Health & Disability Services

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