Trent Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Trent leads Mercy Connect with a diverse range of executive experience gained from reputable, social purpose organisations, including Churches of Christ in Queensland and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

He has a broad background in health and ageing, community services, public housing, child safety, corporate governance, risk management, quality improvement, and assurance in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

Trent’s leadership plays an important role in revitalising the services of Mercy Connect, as a ministry of Mercy Ministry Companions, to ensure they continue to support people in need to live fulfilled lives.


  • Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2021
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – IIA Class Honours, 2018
  • Graduate Certificate in Commerce, 2009
  • Certificate IV in Project Management, 2009
  • Master of Health Services Management, 2007
  • Graduate Certificate in Management, 2005
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, 2003
  • Bachelor of Nursing, 1998