Under Mary Aikenhead Ministries, the many health (including aged care and research institutes), education and some social service ministries that were established and developed by the Sisters of Charity in Australia, are governed by a group of Trustees.
The Trustees are the Canon Law and Civil Stewards of the Ministries. As such, the Ministries report to, and are accountable to the Trustees.
The Trustees exercise ecclesial leadership on behalf of the church in a collaborative manner that enables discernment to underpin the decision making process.
For a statement about the role of the Trustees, click here.
Mr Gary Humphrys
Gary was appointed to the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries on 1 July 2017. Gary has almost 40 years’ experience in senior executive roles covering a number of disciplines including finance and accounting, treasury, taxation, IT, procurement and audit in the energy and mining industries in both the public and private sector. Gary has held various directorships in the health, mining, water and energy sectors. He was previously a Director of St Vincent’s Health Australia Limited and is currently a Director of HESTA Superannuation. Gary also has recently been appointed as Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Brisbane’s South Bank Corporation.
Professor Michael E. Drew
Michael E. Drew is managing partner of Stonechat Capital; a director of Drew, Walk & Co.; and a professor of finance at Griffith University. He is a financial economist specializing in the areas of investment governance, pension plan design, and outcome-oriented investing. Professor Drew’s research has been published in leading practitioner journals, including the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, the Journal of Portfolio Management, and the Journal of Retirement. He has been invited to make submissions and to testify before numerous committees, including the US Department of Labor and the SEC joint hearing on target-date funds. Professor Drew serves as a specialist member of the QSuper Investment Committee and is a member of the Investment Advisory Board of the Petroleum Fund of Timor-Leste (East Timor). He received his PhD in economics from the University of Queensland, is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst®, and is a Life Member of FINSIA, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Mr Richard Haddock AO KSG BA LLB
Richard was appointed to the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries on 1 December 2019 and will become Chair effective 1 January 2020. Richard has had a longstanding relationship with the Catholic Church in Australia. Richard is currently Chair of St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, CatholicCare Sydney, Sisters of Charity Foundation, Investment Committee of the Archdiocese of Sydney and his local Parish Finance Committee. Richard is also a director of Catholic Church Insurances, University of Notre Dame Australia and Aid to the Church in Need and a member of the Executive Committee of the SE Region of the Knights of Malta.
His previous positions and career in the law and finance sectors have included being a member of the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Chair of the Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund, National Treasurer of Caritas, director of several public companies (both listed and unlisted), senior executive of the BNP Paribas Group and a solicitor with Dawson Waldron.
Richard was awarded an officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, to charitable groups, to the Catholic Church and to the finance sector. He is also a Papal Knight of St Gregory.
Married to Katy, Richard has two married adult children and five grandchildren.
Penelope Wright BEc. Dip.Law (LPAB)
Penelope Wright was appointed to the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries on 1 May 2019.
Penelope is a practicing solicitor with her husband in a small firm in Sydney they opened in 2005. She also holds a Bachelor of Economics and is currently studying a Masters of Laws at the University of Sydney.
Prior to studying law, Penelope worked in retail banking, funds management and government relations with a major Australian bank.
Previously Penelope has been a member of the Board of the Sisters of Charity Foundation and Waverley College. Penelope is a past Chair and Deputy Chair of the NSW Premier’s Youth Advisory Council and remains active in local community organisations in various roles.