Trustees and Management

The Southern Metropolitan and Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) in NSW, consisting of Woronora Memorial Park (WMP) and the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park (ESMP), was established under NSW Gazette official notices on the 3rd August 2012.  Cemetery operations commenced at Matraville in 1893, and Woronora from 1895.

We’re proud of our strong community links through our Trust, managed by seven Board Members. Appointed by the Minister for Lands to five-year terms our Board Members come from all walks of life and backgrounds, reflecting contemporary needs and values.

Our vision at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park is ‘from our Community and for our Community’. With vision provided by the Board, planning and good management built on sustainable arrangements, the cemeteries of the SMCT in NSW will continue to make a positive difference for our community which is and will be represented through millions of lives for numerous generations yet to be born.

Our staff give from themselves to make a positive difference to people’s lives, when families are facing the most adverse circumstances. The SMCT is a team that continues to bring compassion, high standards and solace to Sydney’s families, with a guarantee that, through our proper planning, our cemeteries will be here, forever.

Board of Management

  • Anthony Charles Simpson (Chair)
  • Anthony Lee
  • Joanne Muller
  • Jenny Davis
  • Carol Provan
  • Maria Cosmidis
  • Commodore Stephen McDowall RAN (Ret'd)

Senior Management

  • Graham Boyd, Chief Executive Officer
  • Shane Donaghy, Chief Financial Officer
  • Steve Donaldson, Executive Manager Site Operations

Woronora Memorial Park
Caring for our Community
SMCT - Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust