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Our Governance

The Curia

 

The Archdiocesan Curia consists of those persons who assist the Archbishop in the governance of the Archdiocese especially in guiding pastoral action, the administration of the Archdiocese, and in exercising judicial responsibility.

Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Archbishop Fisher is the ninth Archbishop of Sydney. He practiced law before joining the Dominicans and is one of the world’s leading bioethicists. Archbishop Fisher was the foundation Director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family in Melbourne before his appointment as an Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney in 2003. In 2010, then Bishop Fisher was appointed the third Bishop of Parramatta where he served until 2014 when he was appointed Archbishop of Sydney. Archbishop Fisher is a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the body responsible for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine.

Mr Daniel Ang

Mr Ang is the Director of the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation, which was established by Archbishop Fisher in 2020 to support parishes, migrant chaplaincies and other Eucharistic communities in their fidelity to the person and mission of Jesus Christ. Entering the Church as an adult, Daniel has worked in editing and marketing for the Daughters of St Paul before serving in faith formation in the Diocese of Parramatta. He was appointed Director of Pastoral Planning in the same diocese, before taking up the role of Director of the Office for Evangelisation in the Diocese of Broken Bay. Daniel is a married layman with two children.

Bishop Terence Brady

Bishop Terence Brady is an Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. He began life as a religious brother with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, but left the order before making his final vows and began working with the police department and then St Vincent’s Hospital as a wardsman and as a social worker with South Sydney Council. Bishop Brady was ordained a priest in 1983 and served numerous parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney before his ordination as a bishop in 2007. Bishop Brady is a member of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice- Mission and Service.

Fr Gerald Gleeson

Fr Gleeson is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Sydney and is currently the Administrator of the Parish of Our Lady of the Sea at Watsons Bay. Fr Gleeson was an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics for many years at the Catholic Institute of Sydney and is a board member for Catholic Care Sydney. Fr Gleeson holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Leuven in Belgium.

Dr Sandra Lynch

Dr Lynch is the Director of the Institute for Ethics and Society and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney campus). Dr Lynch is a moral philosopher and her research interests lie in the areas of ethics and values education, the constitution of the self, friendship, critical thinking and the intersection of philosophy and literature.

Mr Christopher Meney

Mr Chris Meney is the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Sydney and was formerly Director of the Archdiocesan Life, Marriage and Family Centre. Previous to this he was Head of Religious Education at a Catholic independent boys’ school for six years, served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy for 11 years and also worked for a time in research and diagnostic laboratories. He has interests in the areas of family and bioethics.

Mr Michael Digges

The current Executive Director, Administration & Finance for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Michael Digges has served the Catholic Church and Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP since May 2011.

Michael is a member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board and the Board of the Catholic Development Fund.  He is also the Diocesan Financial Administrator for Wilcannia-Forbes and sits on the Wilcannia-Forbes CatholicCare Board, Chairing its Audit and Risk Committee.

Michael is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Fr Paul Monkerud

Fr Monkerud is the Episcopal Vicar for the Western Region in the Archdiocese of Sydney. He worked for five years as an engineer before joining the priesthood and has served a number of parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney for over 25 years. He was previously a member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools’ Board and was a Vicar for the New Evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Fr Monkerud  holds a Doctorate of Ministry from the Sydney College of Divinity.

Bishop Richard Umbers

Bishop Umbers is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney. Born in New Zealand, he migrated to Australia as a young university student.  He studied economics at the University of Sydney and Management at the University of Waikato. Bishop Umbers then studied Theology at the University of Navarre in Spain where he received a Doctorate in Philosophy.  He was ordained Priest of Opus Dei in 2002 and has worked as a school and university chaplain. Bishop Umbers was ordained as a Bishop in 2016 and the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has given him responsibility for Life, Family and Public Engagement.

Council of Deans

The Council of Deans provides advice to the Archbishop on matters relating to pastoral activity within the Archdiocese including the appointments of parish clergy.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Bishop Terry Brady – Auxiliary Bishop

Bishop Richard Umbers – Auxiliary Bishop

Fr Gerald Gleeson – Vicar General

Fr Dominic Dinh – Dean of the Western Deanery

Fr John Greig – Dean of the Sutherland Deanery

Fr Kelvin Lovegrove – Episcopal Vicar for Clergy

Fr Martin Maunsell – Dean of the Northern Deanery

Fr Roland Maurer – Episcopal Vicar for Immigration

Fr Michael McLean – Episcopal Vicar for Education

Fr Paul Monkerud – Acting Episcopal Vicar for the Western Region

Fr Salas Muttathukattil MSFS – Dean of the South West Deanery

Fr Van Vuong Nguyen – Dean of the Central Deanery

Fr Donald Richardson – Dean of the City Deanery

Fr Bernard Thomas OFM – Dean of the Eastern Deanery

Fr Maurice Thompson – Episcopal Vicar for Clergy

Fr Hamilton Ureta – Dean of St George Deanery

Fr Phillip Zadro – Dean of Concord Deanery

 

The following also attend the Council of Deans:

Mr Christopher Meney- Chancellor

Mr Daniel Ang – Director Sydney Centre for Evangelisation

Archdiocesan Finance Council

 

The Archdiocesan Finance Council assists the Archbishop in his role as steward and administrator of the temporal goods of the Archdiocese. Alongside the Archdiocesan Finance Council, the Archbishop examines capital work proposals, budgets and plans for financing them and makes the necessary decisions in keeping with the teaching of the Church, Church law and the spirit of the Gospel

Stephen Newton (Chair)

Stephen Newton is an experienced public and private company director with a strong finance, investment, real estate, tertiary education, financial management and infrastructure background.  He is currently a director of Stockland Property Group, Waypoint REIT, BAI Communications and Sydney Catholic Schools Ltd.

Stephen has over 40 years executive experience in the real estate sector both with Lend Lease Corporation and in more recent years as Principal of his own real estate investment management business, Arcadia Funds Management Ltd.

He has extensive corporate governance experience across a variety of different industry sectors, and is a member of both Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Eugene Choi

With an extensive background in Law and Investment Banking, Eugene Choi currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The PARED Foundation (which operates Tangara School for Girls, Redfield College, Montgrove College and Wollemi College) having previously served as its Vice-Chairperson.

Eugene is also a founding board member and previous Chairperson of Reledev Australia Limited. He was previously a Division Director (Global Head Transaction Taxes) in the Financial Management Group of Macquarie Group Limited, a Partner in global law firm DLA Piper, and Head of Asia-Pacific for international tax firm, Ryan, LLC.

Eugene holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) and Law from the University of Sydney.

Steve Christie

Steve Christie is an experienced and well-regarded wealth management specialist, skilled in superannuation, investments, asset allocation, financial planning and finance.

Steve has worked in the finance and investment industry since 1995, and before that as a banking, finance and taxation lawyer, and he currently works as a Principal and Director of Portum Private Wealth.

During his career, Steve’s roles have included Head of Private Wealth Management at Ord Minnett, Head of Asset Allocation for the Goldman Sachs JBWere Private and Trustee Director and Chair of the Investment Committee of Industry Super Fund Qsuper.

Bill d’Apice AM

Widely recognised as one of the leading advisers to the religious sector, Bill has been the principal legal advisor to the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, various Catholic archdioceses and dioceses, many religious congregations and is the co-author of the Church Administration Handbook.

As a partner of Makinson d’Apice Lawyers for more than 40 years, Bill has advised on all aspects of commercial law, corporate structuring, corporate governance and directors’ duties, including not-for-profit tax requirements and providing general advice to aged care facilities.

Bill sits on a number of diocesan Finance Councils and has been a member of various Church committees in education, investment and aged care, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day 2021 honours List for his significant service to the law, to the legal profession and to the Catholic Church of Australia.

Rebecca Davies AO

In a long career as a highly regarded lawyer, Rebecca Davies acted for many high profile Australian and international clients, with a particular focus on technology, media and financial services.

She currently sits as an advisory board member of the Catholic Development Fund for the Archdiocese of Sydney and on various committees and advisory bodies in the health and charity space.

Rebecca is a non-executive director of a range of organisations including Catholic Healthcare, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Defence Health, Transparency International Australia and the Medtech Actuator.

Rebecca Davies AO is a Dame Grand Cross of the First Class of The Papal Order of Saint Gregory the Great, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Loretta Di Mento

Loretta Di Mento has more than 20 years’ experience in audit and accountancy, significant corporate experience in finance, governance, and risk management and currently serves as a Director of Sydney Catholic Schools and Chair of the Advisory Finance Council for the Sisters of Charity in Australia.

Appointed to the Archdiocesan Finance Council in December 2019, Loretta currently serves as the Chair of the Finance Council Risk Committee.

In addition to her roles with the Archdiocese of Sydney, Loretta is the Deputy Chair of Western Sydney Local Health District and Independent member of the Audit and Risk Committees for Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, National Australia Day Council, Sydney Living Museums and Health Infrastructure NSW.

Michael Digges

The current Executive Director, Administration & Finance for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Michael Digges has served the Catholic Church and Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP since May 2011.

Michael is a member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board and the Board of the Catholic Development Fund.  He is also the Diocesan Financial Administrator for Wilcannia-Forbes and sits on the Wilcannia-Forbes CatholicCare Board, Chairing its Audit and Risk Committee.

Michael is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Archbishop Fisher is the ninth Archbishop of Sydney. He practiced law before joining the Dominicans and is one of the world’s leading bioethicists.

Archbishop Fisher was the foundation Director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family in Melbourne before his appointment as an Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney in 2003.

In 2010, then Bishop Fisher was appointed the third Bishop of Parramatta where he served until 2014 when Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Sydney. Archbishop Fisher is a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the body responsible for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine.

Very Rev Dr Gerald Gleeson VG

Fr Gerald is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Administrator of the Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea at Watsons Bay.

He was an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics for many years at the Catholic Institute of Sydney and is a board member with CatholicCare Sydney.

Fr Gerald holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Leuven in Belgium.

Fr Andrew James

Parish Priest of St Paul of the Cross, Dulwich Hill, Fr Andrew James completed degrees in Law and Economics at Sydney University in 1998 and worked in the Australian Taxation Office from 1999 to 2001, completing a Master’s degree in Taxation at UNSW before entering the seminary in 2002.

After years of study at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, the Gregorian University in Rome and the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome, Fr Andrew completed his Doctorate in Theology in 2020 at the John Paul II Institute and is currently Sessional Lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

In addition to St Paul of the Cross, Fr Andrew has served in the Archdiocese of Sydney Parishes of St Joseph’s Moorebank and St Christopher’s Holsworthy, and was the Rector of Domus Australia in Rome from 2013-2015.

Anthony McGrath

A highly regarded restructuring and insolvency expert, Anthony (Tony) McGrath has more than 33 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, currently working as a consultant at McGrathNicol, a National Restructuring and Insolvency practice which he founded in 2004 in his role as a partner and consultant at McGrathNicol.

Additionally, Tony serves as a Director of Servcorp Limited, and as a Commissioner of the National Rugby League, and has undertaken some of Australia’s largest and most complex restructuring assignments in his role as a consultant at McGrathNicol

In addition to his roles with McGrathNicol, Servcorp and the National Rugby League, Tony is also a board member for a number of not-for-profit entities.

Michael Moore

Michael is the Director of Finance for the Archdiocese of Sydney and has significant financial experience with Catholic Diocesan School systems, Catholic Tertiary Education and Catholic Aged Care.

Michael has more than 24 years’ experience working for the Catholic Church, including 21 years with the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney as the Financial Controller and Director of Finance.

Michael is a Knight of The Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr, has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

College of Consultors and Trustees

 

The College of Consultors has a key role in certain acts including significant financial and administrative ones, as well as in the alienation of goods of value within specified limits, for which the Archbishop may require the College’s consent or counsel. The College also has responsibility in the case in which the diocesan See is vacant or impeded. The Archdiocesan Consultors are also the Trustees at civil law under Roman Catholic Church Trust Property Act 1936.

Council of Priests

 

The role of the Council of Priests is to assist the Archbishop in the governance of the Archdiocese, to promote as effectively as possible the pastoral welfare of that portion of the people of God entrusted to him.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Archbishop Fisher is the ninth Archbishop of Sydney. He practiced law before joining the Dominicans and is one of the world’s leading bioethicists. Archbishop Fisher was the foundation Director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family in Melbourne before his appointment as an Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney in 2003. In 2010, then Bishop Fisher was appointed the third Bishop of Parramatta where he served until 2014 when he was appointed Archbishop of Sydney.

Monsignor Kerry Bayada

Monsignor Bayada is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney who was ordained over 50 years ago. He has served a number of parishes across the Archdiocese and NSW, including Earlwood, Lake Macquarie and Belmont. He was Vocations Director for the Archdiocese for 17 years before spending 30 years as a Parish Priest at Our Lady of Fatima in Caringbah.

Bishop Terence Brady

Bishop Terence Brady is an Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. He began life as a religious brother with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, but left the order before making his final vows and began working with the police department and then St Vincent’s Hospital as a wardsman and as a social worker with South Sydney Council. Bishop Brady was ordained a priest in 1983 and served numerous parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney before his ordination as a bishop in 2007. Bishop Brady is a member of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice- Mission and Service

Fr William Chow

Fr Chow is Assistant Priest at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Fairfield. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Fr Chow trained to be a priest through the Good Shepherd Seminary and was ordained alongside seven other priests in 2019.

Fr John Doherty

Fr John Doherty is a Canon Lawyer, having studied in Canada. He has served extensively across the Archdiocese, from Oatley, Forest Lodge and Riverwood to Miranda, Penshurst and Liverpool. Fr Doherty is currently the Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Riverwood.

Fr Gerald Gleeson

Fr Gleeson is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Sydney and is currently the Administrator of the Parish of Our Lady of the Sea at Watsons Bay. Fr Gleeson was an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics for many years at the Catholic Institute of Sydney and is a board member for Catholic Care Sydney. Fr Gleeson holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Leuven in Belgium.

Fr John Greig

Fr Greig is Chair of the Council of Priests, a member of the Consultors and the Trustees of the Archdiocese and  the Dean of the Sutherland region of the Archdiocese of Sydney. He is currently the Parish Priest at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Miranda and Our Lady of the Way, Sylvania. He was ordained by Cardinal Clancy in 1984 and has served parishes across the Archdiocese over that time, including ten years as Parish Priest of Bossley Park parish. He has also worked as a Hospital Chaplain to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Childrens’ Hospital at Randwick and as Vice Rector at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd.

Fr Christopher Higgins

Fr Chris Higgins has spent many years as a dedicated pastor, ministering to the people of Watsons Bay, Menai, Concord West, Liverpool, Sutherland, Rose Bay and Haberfield. He is currently Administrator of Our Lady of the Southern Cross parish in Enmore.

Fr Andrew James

Fr Andrew James is a Sessional Lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Sydney and the Parish Priest of St Paul of the Cross, Dulwich Hill. Fr James has served in the Parishes of St. Joseph’s Moorebank, St. Christopher’s Holsworthy and St. Paul of the Cross, Dulwich Hill. He completed his doctorate in Theology in 2020 at The John Paul II institute For Marriage and Family in Rome.

Fr Kelvin Lovegrove

Fr Lovegrove is Vicar for Clergy in the Archdiocese of Sydney and Administrator of St Mary’s and St Joseph’s parish at Maroubra-Bay/ Beach. Ordained a priest in 1990, Fr Lovegrove has served numerous parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney, including 12 years as Parish Priest of Our Lady Star of the Sea Miranda and Our Lady of the Way, Sylvania.

Fr Samuel Lynch

Fr Lynch is the Parish Priest of St Thomas Lewisham and St Patrick’s, Summer Hill.  He was ordained in 2012 after completing his studies at Good Shepherd Seminary in Homebush.

Fr Martin Maunsell

Fr Martin Maunsell is currently the Parish Priest of St Kevin’s Eastwood. He was ordained in 1987 and has served many parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney over the past 30 years including Central Bankstown, Lane Cove, Kingsgrove, Malabar, Liverpool, Gymea and Revesby. Fr Maunsell has also served parishes in regional NSW including East Tamworth, while on loan to the Diocese of Armidale and Boorowa/Binalong while on loan to the Archdiocese of Canberra/Goulburn.

Fr Roland Maurer

Fr Maurer is the Chaplain to the German-Catholic community in Sydney. He completed his theological studies at the University of Tubingen and was ordained in 1995. He has been chaplain to the German-speaking community since 2012.

Fr James McCarthy

Fr McCarthy is the Parish Priest of St Aloysius Gonzaga, Cronulla. For over a decade, he has served in various Sydney parishes as an Assistant Priest or Parish Administrator (Mosman, Liverpool, Fairfield, Bonnyrigg Heights and Meadowbank) and as a Chaplain of the Australian Army.

Fr Michael McLean

Fr McLean is the Episcopal Vicar for Education in the Archdiocese of Sydney and is currently the Parish Priest of St Mark’s parish in Drummoyne. He was previously the Dean of the Western region of the Archdiocese and has served on the board of CatholicCare.

Fr Terrence Millard

Fr Millard is the Parish Priest of Holy Cross parish, Woollahra

Fr Paul Monkerud

Fr Monkerud is the Episcopal Vicar for the Western Region in the Archdiocese of Sydney. He worked for five years as an engineer before joining the priesthood and has served a number of parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney for over 25 years. He was previously a member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools’ Board and was a Vicar for the New Evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Fr Monkerud  holds a Doctorate of Ministry from the Sydney College of Divinity.

Fr Pasquale Pizzoferro

Fr Pasquale Pizzoferro is the Administrator of St John Vianney and St Thomas More parish, Greenacre. He was ordained in 2012 and has served numerous parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn. He has been member of the Clergy Remuneration System Board Committee for the last two terms and is currently member of Clerical Fund board committee of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Bishop Richard Umbers

Bishop Umbers is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney. Born in New Zealand, he migrated to Australia as a young university student.  He studied economics at the University of Sydney and Management at the University of Waikato. Bishop Umbers then studied Theology at the University of Navarre in Spain where he received a Doctorate in Philosophy.  He was ordained a priest of Opus Dei in 2002 and has worked as a school and university chaplain. Bishop Umbers was ordained as a Bishop in 2016 and the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has given him responsibility for Life, Family and Public Engagement.

Archdiocesan Property Committee

 

The Archdiocesan Property Committee is a sub-committee of the Archdiocesan Finance Council and is composed of experts in a broad range of property matters.  Their role is to advise the Finance Council, the Financial Administrator and the Archbishop on key matters regarding Archdiocesan and parish property.

Dominic Sullivan (Chair)

Dominic Sullivan is a Director of the PAYCE Foundation and has over 25 years of experience across the public and private sectors in property, legal and commercial roles.

Dominic is Chairman of the Brown Nurses and a Director of Adele House, a residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation program for disadvantaged men. He is also a Director of the End Street Sleeping Collaboration.

He is a former commercial lawyer and also served as a Mayor of Randwick City for six years.

James Bichard

James Bichard is the Director of Property and Infrastructure with the Archdiocese of Sydney.

James and his team oversee projects across a range of sectors including commercial, affordable housing and retirement living, early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education. They also collaborate closely with government, councils, the private sector and other not-for-profit agencies in the delivery of projects.

James has extensive property development experience across several commercial property asset classes stemming from 20 years of experience in the private sector split between the United Kingdom and Australia.

Michael Digges

The current Executive Director, Administration & Finance for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Michael Digges has served the Catholic Church and Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP since May 2011.

Michael is a member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board and the Board of the Catholic Development Fund.  He is also the Diocesan Financial Administrator for Wilcannia-Forbes and sits on the Wilcannia-Forbes CatholicCare Board, Chairing its Audit and Risk Committee.

Michael is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Furlong

David Furlong is the Principal of Plan Urban Services and has over 35 years of experience in planning and development for both government and private sector companies.

In his role as Principal, David provides consultancy services on strategic and statutory planning and general strategy to both government and industry.

David is a former Director of Planning and Environment for the Drummoyne and City of Canada Bay Councils and previously held various roles at Ashfield and Blacktown City Councils.

Ceinwen Kirk-Lennox

Ceinwen Kirk-Lennox has an extensive background in the property industry with more than 35 years’ experience in both line management and functional roles.

A highly regarded expert in her field, Ceinwen has worked as an executive and non-executive director serving on a number of boards – ASX listed, public sector and not-for-profit.

Ceinwen’s diverse property experience as a senior professional includes agency, funds management, development, project management, property management and community development.

Geoff Laing

Geoff Laing has over 40 years of experience in Real Estate Agency Practice developing an extensive knowledge and expertise through dealing with the acquisition, development and disposal of major Freehold and Leasehold Residential, Commercial and Industrial sites throughout Sydney.

Geoff is a Licenced Real Estate Agent, Auctioneer and Qualified Valuer.

Helen Macfarlane

Helen Macfarlane is a Consultant and leading lawyer at law firm Addisons with over 25 years’ experience specialising in Environment and Planning law.

She holds a 1st class honours degree in law from Sydney University.

Helen was alternate member of the Heritage Council of New South Wales between 2000-2001.

She is regularly recognised by her peers and industry including in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession  and Best Lawyers in Australia.

Glenn McLachlan

Glenn McLachlan is currently the Director of Finance and Property for Sydney Catholic Schools responsible for property, planning and facilities, capital programs, and finance for 152 schools and central office within the Sydney Archdiocese.

A Chartered Accountant, Glenn has been with Sydney Catholic Schools since January 2017 and currently sits as a board member on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Catholic Development Fund, the Edmund Rice Centre and the Board of Directors of Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services.

Glenn has previously held roles with BSA, Tyco, Deloitte and James Hardie Australia.

Chris Meney

Chris Meney is the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Sydney and former Director of the Archdiocesan Life, Marriage and Family Centre.

Prior to joining the Archdiocese of Sydney, Chris taught secondary school students in both the Catholic and public sectors and served as Head of Religious Education at a Catholic independent boys’ school for six years.

Earlier in his career, Chris was employed in the field of biomedical science and served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy for 11 years.  Chris holds degrees in Science, Arts and Education, as well as a Masters in Bioethics from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family.

Justine Mercer-Moore

Justine Mercer Moore is the Manager: Property and Facilities at Sydney Catholic Schools and has more than 20 years’ experience in senior project and development management.

A practiced leader, Justine has worked in multifaceted roles collaborating in large, complex organisations, both private and public, in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Justine has worked as the Director of Infrastructure and Facilities in the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and has experience as a senior consultant at a number of top level organisations.

Michael Moore

Michael is the Director of Finance for the Archdiocese of Sydney and has significant financial experience with Catholic Diocesan School systems, Catholic Tertiary Education and Catholic Aged Care.

Michael has more than 24 years’ experience working for the Catholic Church, including 21 years with the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney as the Financial Controller and Director of Finance.

Michael has a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

Simon Napoli

Simon Napoli has over 25 years of experience in the property industry and has held senior positions at some of Australia’s leading property firms, including Lend Lease Corporation and Queensland Investment Corporation.

He has sat on the Property Advisory Board for the Archdiocese of Sydney for the past nine years and the Property Advisory Board for the Diocese of Parramatta for ten years.  Simon was also previously on the board for Catholic Care in the Diocese of Parramatta.

Simon is the co-founder of the property group EDG Capital Limited, having completed well over $1bn of property development in Australia.

Fr Emmanuel Seo

Fr Emmanuel is the Parish Priest of St Michael’s Meadowbank where he has served since 2019.

He has formerly served in All Saints, Liverpool; the Parishes of Sydney Harbour North; St. Thomas of Canterbury, Lewisham; Holy Family, Maroubra and Our Lady of the Annunciation, Pagewood; and St Mary’s Cathedral, where he was the Assistant Priest as well as Archbishop Anthony Fisher’s Master of Ceremonies.

Fr Emmanuel was ordained to the priesthood in 2011.

Archdiocesan Investment Committee

 

The Archdiocesan Investment Committee is a sub-committee of the Archdiocesan Finance Council and is composed of experts in finance and investments.  The role of the Archdiocesan Investment Committee is to advise the Finance Council, the Archdiocesan Financial Administrator and Archbishop on optimising financial returns on Archdiocesan financial investments.

Richard Haddock (Chair)

The highly regarded Chairperson at Mary Aikenhead Ministries, Richard Haddock has extensive experience in both the law and finance sectors and a longstanding relationship with the Catholic Church in Australia.

Richard is currently Chair of St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, CatholicCare Sydney and his local Parish Finance Committee.  He is also a director of Catholic Church Insurances, University of Notre Dame Australia and Aid to the Church in Need.

Richard was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, to charitable groups, to the Catholic Church and to the finance sector. He is also a Papal Knight of St Gregory.

Jenny Abood

Jenny Abood is a Senior Investment Advisor at Morgans Financial Ltd with more than 25 years’ experience in specialising in credit and alternative fixed income. She began her finance career at the Commonwealth Bank as an institutional fixed income specialist before moving to ABN AMRO (subsequently ABN AMRO Morgans) in 2000.

In 2010 Jenny joined UBS Wealth Management to focus on the complex needs of her high-net-worth, religious and not for profit clients which subsequently followed her as a Founding Partner to Crestone Wealth Management.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney. In addition to her role with the Archdiocesan Investment Committee, Jenny chair’s Sydney FC Centre of Excellence Committee, is a Director of United Way Australia and an Advisory Board Member for UTS Business School.

John Edstein

John Edstein is a legal practitioner with more than 40 years’ experience in superannuation, trusts, funds management, financial services, with practice in the tax aspects of those areas.

During his legal career, John was a co-founding partner of boutique law firm, Townsend & Edstein, and then spent 23 years as a partner with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) before retiring from the firm in December 2012.

John has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws, with a Master of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney. He holds positions on a number of boards including Chairman of Macquarie Investment Management Limited, the trustee and operator of Macquarie Group’s superannuation and investment platform businesses and director of Perpetual Equity Investment Company Limited.

Tony Grech

Tony Grech has more than 45 years’ experience in a multitude of financial advisory roles, with background in leadership capacities across investment analysis, advisory and portfolio management with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and IPAC Securities Limited.

Tony has managed funds for major Australian Listed companies and high net worth individuals over the last 30 years.

Tony holds a Bachelor or Economics and Graduate Diplomas in Applied Finance and Investment and Financial Planning and is also a Certified Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Ret).

Michael Moore

Michael is the Director of Finance for the Archdiocese of Sydney and has significant financial experience with Catholic Diocesan School systems, Catholic Tertiary Education and Catholic Aged Care.

Michael has more than 24 years’ experience working for the Catholic Church, including 21 years with the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney as the Financial Controller and Director of Finance.

Michael is a Knight of The Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr, has a Bachelors degree in Business and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

Karl Morris

Chief Executive and Managing Director of Ord Minnett Ltd, Karl has more than three decades experience in financial services and wealth management, with qualifications from Griffith University, Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Karl sits on a number of boards including Chairman of the Brisbane Broncos Ltd, Chair of Bravehearts Foundation, Senate of Australian Catholic University and Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) Council of Governors in Queensland.

Karl is Patron of a number of Charities including Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund.

Karl was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2019, for distinguished service to the financial and stockbroking sectors, and to the community through a range of organisations.