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Executive

The Executive team report directly to the Council.

Mr John Leahy

Chief Executive Officer

John Leahy was appointed CEO of Mercy Partners in October 2019. Mr Leahy was previously engaged as Project Manager, One Mater and played an integral part in the development of the One Mater Project plan. Prior to this Mr Leahy had completed some eighteen years working in the Catholic Health and Aged care sectors in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. His roles have included Director Finance and Administration, Regional Chief Executive Officer Queensland and Chief Executive Officer Aged Care Services. Preceding this, he was with Mayne Health Group in a financial management role. Mr Leahy has completed studies in finance and commerce in the United Kingdom and has undertaken additional studies in business management and organisational behaviour. He is an Associate Member Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and a Member of Brisbane Catholic Education Council.
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Dr Caroline Thompson

Director of Formation

Caroline Thompson was appointed Director of Formation for Mercy Partners and commenced duties in February 2015. Dr Thompson has worked extensively in secondary education and adult faith formation in Queensland and NSW, most recently for the Diocese of Lismore where she served as Principal, Assistant Principal, Religious Education Coordinator, Head of Curriculum and Leader of Pedagogy. She completed her doctoral studies in faith leadership in 2011 and has lectured widely on this topic in adult faith formation and leadership programs. As Director of Formation, Dr Thompson occupies an executive position created to provide leadership and strategic direction for formation opportunities offered by Mercy Partners. She coordinates and facilitates delivery of Mercy Partners Formation for Board members, Executive, senior staff and others interested in being part of the mission of Mercy Partners. Dr Thompson is a member of GAICD, the Catholic Health Australia Mission Committee, the National Catholic Education Committee Mission Committee, the Xavier Theological Foundation Reference Group, the Parramatta Sisters of Mercy Mission Committee and is a leader of the Mission Leaders Community of Practice and the Mercy Mission Formation Network.
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