Board of Governors

Mr David Whitbread

Mr David Whitbread - Chair

David Whitbread is a Chartered Accountant, and a former Partner and Board member of Deloitte Australia.

He holds a B Ec. from Adelaide University, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and was the first SA State Chairman of the AICD on its inception.

David is a Director/Chairman/Meeting Chairman/Board Member of a number of family businesses, including Harcourts Cooper and Co (Auckland NZ), Western Murray Irrigation Limited (Dareton NSW), Woodstock Wines (McLaren Vale SA) and Integrated Waste Services (Wingfield and Dublin SA).


Dr Mary Sutherland - Deputy Chair

Dr Mary Sutherland, now retired, was an anaesthetist in private practice with the Stace Group. She has had a long association with St Andrew’s Hospital.

She has a particular interest in governance and has chaired the hospital’s Peer Review Committee for many years.


Ms Sonya Furey

Sonya Furey is an accomplished senior executive specialising in financial and legal risk management, mergers and acquisitions and strategy.
Sonya has diverse industry experience including: Utilities, Agribusiness, Health and Professional Services.
Legal Practitioner and Chartered Accountant with international experience.
Sonya holds a BEc (Acc) from the Flinders University and LLB (Hons) and LLM (Corporate and Commercial) from the University of Adelaide. Sonya is a graduate member of the AICD.


Rev Richard Miller

Rev Richard Miller is a retired Uniting Church Minister who represents the Moderator of the Uniting Church on St Andrew's Hospital Board. He has had experience as a minister in both South Australia and the Northern Territory with a focus on both local congregations and community service. He also served as the General Manager of the S.A. UnitingCare Commission with responsibility for Chaplins and the Church's community service work through its mission agencies, schools and hospital. From 2006-2009 he was Chairperson of UnitingCare Australia with National responsibilities.

Rev Miller, is the Chairperson of St Andrew's Hospital Human Research and Ethics committee.

In retirement, he has returned to farming in the Adelaide Hills and operates an Angus Beef Cattle Stud. In his spare time, he restores vintage and veteran trucks.


Mr James (Jim) Sweeney

Jim (a former Colorectal Surgeon) has had a long time interest in Surgical Education, Assessment and Clinical Practice Improvement. Jim is a former Senior Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, former Head of Colorectal Surgical Unit, Flinders Medical Centre and current Member of the Finance Committee and Chair of Patient Safety and Quality Committee.


Daniel Cehic

Daniel Cehic is a Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist with Adelaide Cardiology, where he consults at various urban and rural sites in South Australia. The majority of his hospital work is done at St Andrew's Hospital. He is also a senior lecturer at both the University of Adelaide and at Flinders University and is involved in the teaching of medical practitioners and medical students.

He has an active interest in medical quality and safety and is a Council Member of the Australian Patient Safety Foundation and is on the TGA Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medical Devices.

Daniel is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been on the St Andrew's Hospital Foundation Medical Education and Research Fund Committee since 2014.


Mr Trevor Lambert

Trevor has over 40 years of experience in delivering engineering infrastructure projects, having been a consultant, a contractor and a business owner. Perhaps his most significant roles were during his time as part of the team that was responsible for the development of the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway and at Techport Australia at Osborne.


Susy Daw

Susy is a risk management consultant and business mentor with her own business, MQM Business Consultants. She has twenty-five years experience in risk and strategic consulting for the public and private sector.

Susy engages with Boards to link risk and strategy and will work on high level discussions on risk appetite or is equally at home with all levels of staff raising risk awareness and working on operational risk and strategy analysis.

Susy’s working career started as a Paediatric Registered Nurse with senior management roles in the private sector. Her risk focus broadened from health into a wide-ranging scope across industries and sectors. Other governance expertise includes seventeen years as a facilitator for the Australian Institute Company Directors in the Foundations of Directorship, Company Directors Course, Applied Risk Governance and Governance to Protect Vulnerable People.

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Director’s Course GAICD, 2008. 

Graduate Governor’s Leadership Foundation FGLF (03)

Registered General Nurse, Adelaide Children’s Hospital 1987 

David Walters

David Walters graduated from the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Mr Walters is a Consultant General Surgeon at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Senior Lecturer with the University of Adelaide. He works privately at St Andrews and his South Terrace rooms. Mr Walters has a subspecialty interest in Breast, Endocrine and Laparoscopic surgery and has longstanding professional affiliations with specialist societies and public hospitals. These roles have included contributing to undergraduate teaching, research, post-graduate training, national steering committees and specialist executives. Mr Walters is the Chair of the Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand-  Breast Quality Audit, which is Australasia’s largest database of surgical outcomes in the surgical management of breast cancer. Mr Walters is a founding member of the Steering Committee for the Australia New Zealand  Thyroid Cancer Registry, Past Chair of  State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.