Our Executive Board

The Mater Research Executive Board is committed to the endeavours of the institute and its mission and provides Mater Research with strong leadership, knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the prevention and treatment of conditions through all stages of life.

Dr Peter Steer—Chair

+61 7 3163 8540

Level 2
Aubigny Place
Mater Hill

Dr Peter Steer


Peter was appointed Mater Chief Executive Officer in January 2019 and has a wealth of healthcare administration experience and clinical expertise.  

In September 2019 Peter was appointed as CEO of Mater’s services across Queensland where he will manage the development of a shared strategy to sustain the Mission of Mater’s ministries in health, education and research.

Previously, Peter was the Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London from January 2015. 

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 as President and Chief of Paediatrics at McMaster Children's Hospital and Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics 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 the health and wellbeing of our community is met.