Board of Directors

The Suncare Community Services Board comprises a group of professionals dedicated to delivering services that are flexible, innovative and responsive to your requests. Our Directors draw on experience from a range of industries including information technology, engineering, law, finance, aged care, marketing and international advocacy.

Mario Pennisi AM

With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Mario Pennisi is an experienced life sciences professional, industry advocate and advisor. He is the Managing Director of Biostate Pty Ltd and also a Non-Executive Director and strategic advisor with a number of entities. Prior to becoming Chairman, Mario was a Director on the Suncare Board for more than 3 years.

Mario recognises the important role that Suncare plays in ensuring that its customers are able to enjoy a fulfilling and engaged lifestyle as members of their communities. As Chairman he will maintain Suncare’s drive towards developing innovative personal solutions that make people’s lives better and ensure the organisation remains a trusted advocate as a service provider of choice, that ensures that customers can live their lives to the fullest.

Dr Peter Isdale AM

Chair of Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Peter is an experienced company director and executive who has served on more than 30 boards since 1984, from not-for-profits to listed entities, specialising in governance and strategy. In 2006 he was awarded as a Member in the General Order of Australia (AM) for his work as a marine scientist and commercial innovator. Peter has been a CEO, an ASX150 corporate executive, and currently chairs several Boards and Governance Committees. He now works to help others deliver our social contract through innovative delivery of the best system of care.


Anne Marie O'Callaghan

Chair of Audit & Finance Committee

An accomplished business advisor, accountant and company director, Anne Marie has over 25 years’ experience in successfully developing and advising businesses. A Suncare director since 2016, she is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector and is passionate about empowering regional and rural community organisations to better serve local needs and improve service delivery.  

Debra Doherty

Debra has more than 35 years operational and executive experience across community services and has represented various sectors at national and state forums with regard to systemic and practice improvement. Debra has held several board positions in the aged care, disability and child protection sectors.

She is an experienced lecturer, workshop facilitator and trainer who has also operated her own consultancy for 10 years providing a range of services to the not for profit and government agencies. 

She is a member of the AASW, Life Member of PeakCare Qld and former Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Belinda Von Bibra
Director and Company Secretary

Belinda has a passion for improving client outcomes through research driven innovation. She is actively involved in community and acute care sectors and has held positions within public, private and not for profit enterprises. Armed with a background in biotechnology commercialisation Belinda has translated health outcomes, novel medical treatments and biological products for startups through to large multinational corporations within Australia and internationally. 

Bentley's Brisbane (Audit) Pty Ltd

Bentleys is an international business that provides future thinking and strategic direction. Bentleys has almost 50 years of history providing dependable audit and assurance.

Bentleys are Suncare's auditors, providing assurance advice, knowledge and skills.