Board of Directors

The Brown Nurses (ABN 21 103 674 120) is governed by a Board of Directors in accordance with its constitution as a Company limited by guarantee.

Dominic Sullivan
Chair

Dominic Sullivan has more than 20 years’ experience in range of property, investment, legal and commercial roles within the public and private sectors. He is currently the General Manager of Payce Consolidated, an ASX-listed property and investment company. Dominic is a former commercial lawyer with the Crown Solicitor’s Office and Mayor of Randwick City Council. He holds a Bachelor of Laws(Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

Sister Gabriel Bast oln
 

Sister Gabriel Bast has been a member of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor for 50 years. A former Congregational Leader, she brings a great love for the sick poor and the importance of the ministry to the Brown Nurses. Sister Gabriel is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Management) from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Community Health from UNSW. She is an Associate Fellow of the College of Health Service Management (NSW).

William Dawe
 

William Dawe was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1988. He served as a Crown Prosecutor and Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor for 26 years after serving with NSW Police for 13 years. He returned to practice at the NSW Bar in 2007 and was the Head of Chambers at Ada Evans Chambers in Sydney. He retired from practice in 2017. William is a Knight Commander with Star in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. 

Sister Anne O’Shaughnessy oln
 

Sister Anne O’Shaughnessy has been a member of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor for 50 years. A former Congregational Leader, she brings a great love for the sick poor and the importance of the ministry to the Brown Nurses. 

Gemma Rygate
 

Gemma Rygate has more than 25 years’ experience as an executive, manager, consultant and facilitator in the public and private sectors. She has extensive experience in business and educational administration, with a focus on leadership, strategic planning and project management. She is currently the Chief Executive of The Centre for Volunteering. Prior to this, she held executive roles with the Institute of Public Administration Australia and the Public Sector Management Program for NSW. Gemma holds a Master of Arts, a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching.