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Executive Team

Anthony Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony joined MercyCare in 2018 having more than 25 years’ experience delivering business success and societal impact across a range of organisations and sectors.

Anthony previously worked at St John Ambulance WA for 11 years, six of which he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer holding responsibility for organisational strategy, state-wide operations, and being instrumental in the management of significant organisation reform programs.  Prior to the Deputy CEO role at St John Ambulance Anthony held senior finance and executive roles within the organisation and before that he led the Western Australian division of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Brent Naughton

Executive Director, Business Services and Systems

Brent is an energetic, strategically focused CFO with a record of success in supporting organisational outcomes and strengthening their financial position.

Prior to joining MercyCare, he was the CFO of the Royal Australian Air Force Association. Brent has extensive commercial experience across several industries gained from management roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as blue chip private and ASX top 50 listed companies.

As well as a Bachelor of Business, he holds post graduate governance and risk qualifications, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Matthew Braganza is currently acting Executive Director, Business Services and Systems.

Joanne Penman

Executive Director, Aged Care and Disability Services and Acting Executive Director, Community, Family and Children Services

Jo is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience within the Aged Care, Mental Health and Community Services sectors.  Prior to joining MercyCare Jo has held a number of senior management positions including roles at Silver Chain, Health Department of WA and Capecare.  She has a postgraduate qualification in Health Services Management from Edith Cowan University along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science as a Nurse from Curtin University.

Jo has a comprehensive understanding about person centred service delivery in community and residential aged care settings, extensive experience in strategic and operational leadership and comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and contract requirements within health and aged care.  She has worked extensively with Western Australians living with chronic mental illness and cognitive impairment.  She is committed to providing Aged Care services that are accessible, responsive and tailored to meet the diverse needs and preferences of people living in our community.

Martin Wandmaker

Executive Director, People, Culture and Brand

Martin is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Business degree, with a major in Marketing and a sub major in Employee Relations.

Prior to joining MercyCare, Martin held senior management roles with DHL Worldwide Express, Sydney Ports Corporation and Automotive Holdings Group. His extensive experience has seen him in roles around the world, including Sydney, Singapore and Germany.

Martin has also previously held a non-executive Director role with Rocky Bay to support the organisation through the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Vicky Gonzalez Burrows

Executive Director, Mission and Ethos

Vicky has a range of experience in areas of social justice, education, pastoral care, youth work, outreach and spirituality.

She has a Diploma in Youth Work, a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Political and International Studies and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies.

Vicky came to MercyCare from the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and a commitment to relationships and reconciliation with Australia’s First Peoples has been a common thread throughout much of her career.

She’s always had a passion for justice, spirituality and seeing people and organisations connect to, live by and embody their mission and purpose