As well as serving the Sydney community, the Archdiocese is committed to providing its employees with a healthy blend of work, family and personal life. We offer accommodating work options that support our people in balancing their professional and personal commitments. To demonstrate this commitment, we provide a range of benefits and development opportunities to our staff.
MEET THE PEOPLE & CULTURE TEAM
Anthony Micallef – Director, People & Culture
Anthony has more than 17 years’ experience in professional services working in commercial, not-for-profit and Catholic settings predominantly in employment and industrial relations roles, as well as in finance and ICT. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Business (Management; HR, IR and International Management) from Western Sydney University. Anthony is passionate about providing a workplace that is committed to excellence while at the same time supporting and empowering people to meaningfully contribute, grow and develop as professionals and individuals – and have fun while doing it. Anthony likes to spend his spare time enjoying the company of family and friends, as well as playing and watching sport, or enjoying a good book or movie. He is unapologetic in his appreciation of animated Disney films and the Mariah Carey Christmas album.
Pauline Tarabay – Senior Specialist, People & Culture
Pauline is an accomplished professional, with a career that spanning more than 20 years across banking and finance, disability services, hospitality, construction, and in Catholic diocesan and parish settings. Her experience has seen her thrive in human resources, internal communication, community engagement, event management, business management and project management roles. Pauline holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology and Industrial Relations) from Western Sydney University, a Masters of Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney, and a Masters of Arts in Communication Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. Pauline has always advocated for those that seek her counsel and support to help them achieve strategic and operational goals, and foster a safe and inclusive workplace. Her strong business acumen and comprehensive background in HR and communication has resulted in strong and trusting relationships. Pauline understands the importance of work-life balance, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is the first to admit that she is a stereotypical soccer mum, an avid foodie and coffee lover, and enjoys weekend getaways.
Celine Lam – People & Culture Coordinator
Celine is an experienced professional, having held roles across office administration, retail management and human resource during her working careers. After completing Certificates in Business Administration and Human Resources and immediately prior to joining the Archdiocese, Celine worked in a fast-paced and dynamic recruitment-focused HR role working for an international hotel chain. Celine has commenced studying a Bachelor of Business Administration and Nutrition Science, combining her passions of business and wellbeing; perfectly suited to a career in people and culture. Celine believes in providing all employees with a supportive environment that looks after their inner and mental health, and this passion translates into her personal life. She enjoys running, hiking, football, and the occasional food adventure exploring the multicultural flavours on offer.
2022 STAFF RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS
Like all agencies of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, the People & Culture team are committed to ensuring the wellbeing and protection of children and vulnerable persons, and to eradicating modern slavery. Please see links below for more information on the work of these important ministries