Our Patrons

Hon Paul de Jersey AC

Chief Patron

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC is the 26th Governor of Queensland and representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queensland’s Head of State.

Hon Paul De Jersey AC
Chief Patron

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC is the 26th Governor of Queensland and representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queensland’s Head of State.

A/Prof John Allan


A/Prof John Allan has been an obstetrician and gynaecologist VMP at The Wesley Hospital since 1984. He is the Chief Academic Medical Officer of UnitingCare Health and Head of the UnitingCare Health Clinical School. 

Emeritus Professor John Pearn

Professor John Pean is a senior pediatrician, academic, doctor-soldier, researcher and writer. John was awarded his higher Doctorate of Medicine and is the author of over 500 papers.

Martin Albrecht AC


Martin Albrecht is a prominent Australian businessman, best known for his service as Chairman, previously CEO and former Wesley Medical Research Chairman. 

Our Board

The Wesley Medical Research Board, chaired by Mr Peter Allen, consists of skilled and dedicated people who govern the organisation and seek to contribute to and assist with fundraising for medical research.

Mr Peter Allan, Chairman of the WMR board

Peter Allen


A WMR director since 2005, Peter Allen is a former partner in and consultant to national law firm Allens Linklaters and is a Notary Public.

Charlie Sartain

Board Member

Charlie Sartain joined the WMR Board in 2009. Charlie has more than 30 years of international mining experience. He also a Member of the UQ Senate and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Minerals Institute.

Michael Kreig

Board Member

Michael Kreig has over 30 years’ experience in the health care sector, commencing his career as a nurse working across numerous areas of practice before becoming the General Manager of the Wesley Hospital in 2017. Michael is currently the acting Group Health Executive for UnitingCare Health. 

Peter Crowley

Board Member

Peter is a highly experienced business leader and public company director with 15 years of experience leading public companies and 17 years of experience serving on public company boards both in Australia and overseas.

Dr Ian Dickinson

Board Member

Dr Dickinson has been an orthopaedic surgeon at the Wesley Hospital for over 25 years. He has also served as Chairman of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. 

Prof MaryLou Fleming

Board Member

MaryLou is Head of School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. She brings over 25 yrs experience in public health and health promotion.

Dr Christine Foley

Board Member

Dr Christine Foley is the Director of Clinical Governance with UnitingCare Health. She worked in senior leadership roles within Catholic health and aged care as a nursing leader and brings her unique perspective. 

Dr James Aylward

Board Member

Dr Jim Aylward is an innovative researcher and an active mentor for tech start-ups in health sciences. Dr Aylward was recently awarded the 2018 Clunies Ross Innovation Award for developing Picato, an anti-skin cancer drug.

Dr John Lumley

Board Member

Dr Lumley is a colorectal surgeon practicing at the Wesley Hospital. John has served on the executives of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, and the Colorectal Society of AU and NZ.

Mairi McNeil

Board Member

Mairi McNeill commenced as General Manager of St Andrew's in December 2018. Mairi is an experienced healthcare executive who has worked in the private industry for over  23 years, and has been a member of an Executive Team for the last 18 years.   

Dr John Rivers

Board Member

Dr John Rivers is a practising cardiologist and founding member of the Queensland Cardiovascular Group. John has extensive experience in business development and governance in the healthcare industry. He has a long term interest in medical quality systems, particularly clinician driven systems for measuring and improving patient outcomes, including the interface with clinical governance. 

David Hairsine - Board Member - Wesley Medical Research

David Hairsine

Board Member

David Hairsine is a highly experienced business leader with many years of driving growth strategy as General Manager, Finance and Treasury at mining company PanAust Limited and now works in a consultant role to the same.

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