Trustee Directors

Iyla Davies OAM

Iyla was admitted as a lawyer and worked as a law academic for over 20 years specialising in mediation and dispute resolution. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Metro South Hospital and Health Service, UQ Residences Ltd and an Adjunct Professor in the University of Queensland Law School.

She highly values the education she received from the Sisters of Mercy in country Queensland and has served for 9 years as Chair of All Hallows’ School and for 3 years as a Director of Mercy Community Services (SEQ).

She has held leadership roles as Assistant Dean (International, Commercial and Community Engagement) Queensland University of Technology and the Head of College and CEO of the Women’s College UQ.  Her previous board roles have included: National and Queensland President of Relationships Australia, National President of University Colleges Australia, Non-Executive Director of the Legal Aid Board Queensland and member of the Specialist Accreditation Board Queensland Law Society.

She was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to education and a National Leadership Award from the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL).  She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Women Chiefs of Enterprises International.

She is a committed Catholic and an active member of her local parish.  She is looking forward to continuing her connection with the Mercy tradition and charism through her new role with Mercy Ministry Companions.

Iyla Davies OAM

Paul Linossier is a Social Worker with more than 40 years’ experience in the community sector and government. Paul has led a number of community organisations, including being the founding Chief Executive of MacKillop Family Services, Our Watch and Uniting (Vic.Tas). From October 2009 to 2013 he held senior roles with the Victorian public service, including Executive Director, Early Childhood Development, Acting Deputy Secretary, Office for Children & Portfolio Coordination and Executive Director, Vulnerable Children’s Strategy. Paul was a member of the Premier’s Victorian Children’s Council, Chair of Catholic Social Services Victoria and President and a Life Member of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

Recent previous appointments include Board member and A/Board Chair of Edmund Rice Education Australia, Chair of the Board of Parramatta Mission, Board Chair of UnitingCare Australia, Committee Member with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Preventing Violence Against Women Program and Director Disability Strategy with The Benevolent Society (P/T). Consultancy projects since 2019 include community organisations in Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

Paul Linossier
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