Our Executive Team

Catholic Homes is committed to ensuring we have the right personnel and leaders dedicated to keeping us at the forefront of the aged care industry in Western Australia.

Our Executive Team is responsible for the effective delivery of all aspects of quality aged care within the organisation and ensuring that the delivery of all our services are within Catholic Homes’ Mission, Vision and Values.


John Fitzgerald

Chief Executive


John has more than 20 years’ experience in the senior management of for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. During this time he gained a wealth of experience from his various roles, including; Australasian Marketing Director for a multinational pharmaceutical company, Chief Operating Officer of a local biotechnology start-up, Executive Manager of Corporate Services of a WA Community Services organisation, to most recently, Chief Operating Officer at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

John holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and an Honours Degree in Science, both from the University of Western Australia. With John’s impressive track record in management and business development, he gives the leadership required in guiding Catholic Homes through each phase of growth, opportunity and prosperity.

Bayram Jashari

Executive Manager Property Services

Bayram has more than 30 years of property experience with a large multinational company and smaller not-for-profit organisations. Prior to joining Catholic homes in 2006 Catholic Homes worked for Ansett Airlines and The Salvation Army.

Bayram’s professional career as a qualified Business Administrator has centred around management of staff, state and national airline operations, property buildings/plant, land and building acquisitions, property disposals and property maintenance

Gautam Gupta

Executive Manager Finance

Gautam started his career in Accounting with a chartered practice in India in 1997. Over the past 15 years he has worked in varying industries including a chartered account practice, bank, pathological services and a hospital. His qualifications include Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia), Masters of Accounting (Macquarie University, NSW), and Masters of Business Administration (India).

Gautam joined Catholic Homes in January 2009 as a Management Accountant and was appointed Executive Manager Finance in September 2010.

Jackie Hadida

Executive Manager Human Resources

Jackie started her career in Human Resources in mining and has worked in leading state-based and multi-national companies,  covering varying industries including media, business solutions, health and hospital services. Over the past five years Jackie has worked in the not for profit sector and prior to joining Catholic Homes she was the Manager of Human Resources for Mercy Hospital Mt Lawley Inc.

Jackie has extensive experience in the development, delivery and implementation of Human Resources Management services. Her qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. She joined Catholic Homes in 2012 as the Manager, Human Resources responsible for the effective management and delivery of Human Resources services and systems to the organisation.

Patrick Ferguson

Executive Manager Strategic Property Development

Patrick has worked in strategic property development across a range of sectors including government, aviation and education.  Prior to joining Catholic Homes, Patrick worked for the University of Western Australia, City of Subiaco as the Director of City Business and Director of Land and Property. He also has been the on the Board of Directors of not for profit aged care provider, Meath Care WA.

Patrick has extensive experience in the management of complex commercial property portfolios, infrastructure and major projects. He holds qualifications in Business Administration, Valuation and Real Estate.  Patrick joined Catholic Homes in June 2015 and is managing and driving innovation within its property portfolio.  

Bernadette Brady

Executive Manager Mission
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Bernadette has extensive and diverse experience in health and community care.  Her professional background includes nursing, counselling and psychotherapy, community development work, and managing the provision of pastoral and spiritual care in community, health and aged care settings.

In 2012, she joined Catholic Homes and was promoted to the Executive Team in 2016.  Bernadette brings a wealth of experience to Catholic Homes, assisting others to reflect on culture, change management and its vision, values and identity.

Julie Smith

Executive Manager Residential Care Services

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Julie has more than 30 years' experience in nursing.

Julie joined Catholic Homes in 2010 as Manager Clincial Services and has worked extensively to implement Catholic Homes' model of care, Care with Purpose.  Her strong drive for change and quality improvement has seen her lead an extensive range of initatives to improve care practices and outcomes for residents.

In 2016, Julie was appointed Executive Manager, Residential Care Services.