Board of Directors

Mater Education’s Board of Directors is a diverse and dedicated group of professionals, with a range of experience and expertise to lead and govern Mater Education, today and into the future.

Dr Peter Steer—Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr Peter Steer—Group Chief Executive Officer

Peter was appointed Mater Group Chief Executive Officer in January 2019 and he brings with him a wealth of healthcare administration experience and clinical expertise.

Previously, Peter was the Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. 

He commenced his medical career at Mater Brisbane in 1982 after graduating from The University of Queensland, and worked at Mater in Adults and Children’s Hospitals until 1987.

After a few years in New Zealand and Canada with further training in Neonatology, Peter returned to Mater Mothers’ and Children’s Hospitals in 1991 and continued until 2001.

Peter then spent further time at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Canada before coming back to Brisbane where he was involved in the merger of Royal Children’s and Mater Children’s Hospitals as CEO of Children’s Health Queensland.

We are very fortunate to have such an experienced and passionate healthcare professional lead Mater Group into a new era, to ensure our vision of maintaining a healthy community is met.