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December 2018

Virginia Bourke jpeg Virginia Bourke

New board chair for Mercy Health

Virginia Bourke has been appointed as the new chair of Mercy Health.

Ms Bourke is a Melbourne-based lawyer and consultant who has been affiliated with the national Catholic health, aged and community care provider for the past 10 years.

‘My vision is to continue the growth of Mercy Health as a dynamic, sustainable, national organisation which cares for people through all stages of their life,’ Ms Bourke said.

‘We have a unique capacity and responsibility to respond creatively to the needs of the communities we serve by developing new approaches to the delivery of care.’

Ms Bourke served on the Mercy Health Board between 2008 and 2014 and was reappointed in 2016.

She also worked as general counsel for the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea in 2014/15.