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Board of trustees

The St Vincent's Clinic Foundation has a Board of Trustees which provides governance and oversight of the Foundation.

View the St Vincent's Scientific Committee and St Vincent's Clinic Executive Office.

St Vincent's Clinic Foundation Board of Trustees

Brett Courtenay

Associate Professor Brett Courtenay, OAM (President)

Associate Professor Courtenay is an Orthopaedic Surgeon whose practice is on St Vincent's Campus who has been has been a VMO at St Vincent's since 1984. He is involved with many committees at St Vincent’s and NSW Health. He is an HMO and the Chair of the Medical and Dental Advisory Committee. He is active in the Australian Army Medical Corps having been deployed to the Solomon Islands, Timor, Banda Aceh and Afghanistan. He currently holds the rank of Colonel and is the Senior Medical Officer and Chair of Clinical Governance for the 2nd Division of the Army. He is a former director of MBF Australia Group and was part of the corporate governance leading to its sale to BUPA.

Ted Harris

Mr Albert Edward Harris, AC, Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal

Mr Harris has been chairman or a director on the board of a number of companies including many government and public organisations. He has previously serviced on the Regional Board of St Vincent’s Hospital and the Boards of St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic. Mr Harris is a Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Maxwell Coleman

Dr Maxwell Coleman

Dr Coleman was formerly a surgeon on the St Vincent's Campus for over 30 years and Program Director in Surgery of St Vincent's General Hospital. He has served as Chairman of the Board in General Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and spent five years on the Council of the College. He recently chaired the Centenary Committee of St Vincent's Private Hospital. He is currently researching the Surgical History of St Vincent’s Hospital. He serves on the Archives Committee of the St Vincent’s Campus and on the Practice Development and Research Council (Nursing) of St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Maxwell Coleman

Mr Tim Daniel

Mr Daniel joined St Vincent’s Health Australia in November 2017, taking up the role of Chief Executive Officer St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney. He has more than 30 years of commercial and operational experience in Healthcare, the last 17 years have been in General Management & CEO roles. Since 2009, Tim has been dedicated to leadership in the Private Hospital sector and most recently as the CEO of Australia largest Private teaching hospital situated in Brisbane, Queensland. During this time he proudly sat as a Board member on the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation. Tim is an Adj. Prof at the University of Queensland, in facilities of Health and Behavioural sciences and Medicine and Biomedical Science.

Caroline Hong

Dr Caroline Hong

Dr Hong is an Asian born Chinese Australian with over 30 years of diverse background in dentistry, healthcare, government, community, associations and business. Dr Hong started her career in Australian healthcare as a dental surgeon in 1983, served as CEO of peak associations for 15 years, and now runs her own Australia-Asia consulting business, CH Asia Australia and is the Chairman of China HR Australia. She is a Company Director and Adviser for several Australian companies. Dr Hong is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, Fellow of the Australasian Society of Association Executives and Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. Dr Hong serves on numerous Not-For Profit community and professional organisations. Caroline is a strong advocate for medical and healthcare research, women in business and diversity on boards. She is an official Ambassador for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout NSW for homeless services and often mentors young graduate professionals on a volunteer basis.

Caroline Hong

Mrs Elizabeth Lewin

Mrs Lewin is a professional company director with extensive international experience in the financial services sector across investment banking, wealth management, investment management and superannuation. She is a Non-Executive Director of Colonial First State Investments Limited, Colonial Mutual Superannuation Pty Ltd and Avanteos Investments Limited and is Chair of their respective Board Investment Committees. Elizabeth is a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Kaldor Public Art Projects, a member of the Advisory Council at UNSW Medicine, on the Advisory Finance Committee for the Sisters of Charity, a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and an Ambassador of Australian Indigenous Education Fund (AIEF).

Caroline Hong

Mrs Roslyn Packer, AC

Mrs Packer has been personally associated with St Vincent’s Hospital for over 45 years and has served on the Board of St Vincent’s Private Hospital as Patron of the Ladies Committee, the Centenary Committee of St Vincent’s Private Hospital and the Board of Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Mrs Packer has a strong interest and many years experience in the arts and charitable organisations. She currently serves on the National Gallery of Australia Foundation Board and the Opera Australia Capital Fund Board and her previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the Sydney Festival and membership of the Advisory Committee for Christies Australia Limited.

Caroline Hong

Mr James Rayner

Mr Rayner’s career has been in financial services who initially was an institutional stockbroker and subsequently as an investment banker with a primary focus on Equity Capital Markets. He has also held senior management positions in Sydney, London and New York with Cazenove & Co, BZW Australia, Morgan Grenfell Ltd and JB Were & Son. Since retiring, he been a non-executive director of several corporations and not-for-profit entities including Growth Farms Australia, Gresham Partners Capital, the Royal & Sun Alliance Group (now part of Suncorp) including AAMI, Australian Alliance Insurance, Shannons and Tyndall Australia, Resource Finance Corporation, Challenger Limited, St Luke’s Hospital Foundation and Winifred West Schools.

Caroline Hong

Associate Professor Janet Rimmer

Associate Professor Rimmer is a respiratory physician and allergist who trained in Australia including undertaking an MD thesis entitled “Histamine releasability in asthma” at the Garvan Institute in Sydney. She then undertook further research and clinical training overseas (Prof Steven Holgate’s group at the Dept Immunopharmacology, Southampton and the Brompton Hospital, London). In 2014 she achieved GAICD status (Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors).

She is primarily a clinician but has been involved in professional organisations including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (NSW State President, National Honorary Secretary, Treasurer ICACI) and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (Convenor of the Asthma and Allergy SIG). She has been part of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research for 19 years involved in research projects and clinical trials related to asthma, rhinitis and allergic disease. She is also part of the Rhinology and Skull Base, Applied Medical Research Centre located on St Vincent’s campus.

Caroline Hong

Ms Anne Templeman-Jones

Ms Templeman-Jones currently holds the following Non Executive directorships: Cuscal Limited, APN News & Media Limited, Pioneer Credit Limited, GUD Holdings Limited, Chair, CBA Wealth and Advice subsidiary Boards and Notre Dame University. From 2007 to 2013, Ms Templeman-Jones held a number of executive positions at Westpac, including Director of Corporate and Institutional Banking, Director Group Risk Reward, Head of Strategy and Governance for Westpac Pacific Banking and Head of Private Bank (NSW/ACT/WA). Prior to 2007, she held senior executive positions in Switzerland, Belgium, Perth and Sydney with AIESEC International, PWC, OCBC Bank Singapore, BNZA and ANZ Banking Group. Ms Templeman-Jones is a Chartered Accountant with a BComm (UWA), Executive MBA (AGSM) and a Post Graduate Masters in Risk Management (UNSW).

Caroline Hong

Mr Geoff Alder

Mr Alder has extensive experience leading Investment banks, both locally and internationally. He has worked for many years in the UK, Ireland and Japan. He has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from Australian National University, a Masters of Health Management from the University of New South Wales and is currently undertaking a Master of Health Law at the University of Sydney. He is also a lay member of the Health Professionals Council of Australia. Geoff has had had a long standing relationship with a number of charitable organisations, many of them health care related.


The Scientific Committee assesses all applications for research funding grants and makes recommendations to the Trustees.

St Vincent's Scientific Committee

Dr Sam Milliken (Chair)

Associate Professor Kirrie Ballard

Associate Professor Nicholas Brennan

Mr Philip Cunningham

Dr Warren Hargreaves

Associate Professor Andrew Jabbour

Professor Fran McInerney

Professor Phillip Newton

Dr Karen Wallace


St Vincent's Clinic Executive Office

Geoff Alder – Executive Director

Gabrielle Davis - Communications and Community Engagement Manager

Samantha Newell – Executive Assistant