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CatholicCare Sydney announces new CEO

The Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP and the Board of CatholicCare Sydney are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Alastair McGibbon as the new CEO of CatholicCare Sydney.

Mr McGibbon has over 25 years’ experience working in the banking and finance industry, concentrating in the last five years on the not-for-profit and social services sectors, including a number of Catholic agencies.

Archbishop Fisher said he was delighted that Mr McGibbon was joining CatholicCare. 

“Alastair brings great experience, a deep Catholic faith and a genuine commitment to wanting to help all those in need,” Archbishop Fisher said.

“CatholicCare plays a vital role in assisting those in the community who are doing it tough, and the practical support they provide to people in their time of need has been tremendous - especially during the last two years of the pandemic. I want to pay tribute to Mark Phillips for his leadership as CEO of CatholicCare over this time and for the job he has done in guiding CatholicCare through a period of substantial change.”

The Chairman of the board of CatholicCare, Mr Richard Haddock, has welcomed the appointment of the new CEO.

“Alastair joins us at a most important time. His commitment to social services, his financial experience in the not-for-profit sector, combined with his collaborative leadership style will ensure we continue to build towards our 10-year picture of success,” Mr Haddock said.

“I’d like to thank Mark Phillips, our departing CEO, for his service to CatholicCare over the past five years. His vision, leadership and commitment has ensured that CatholicCare enlivened its mission and vision through the provision of quality services and support for the whole community.”

Mr McGibbon said he is honoured to take up the new appointment.

“I feel both humbled and privileged to be the incoming CEO in such a highly regarded organisation, known in the sector for its longstanding commitment and capacity to deliver assistance to individuals, families and communities across a range of services.”

“Undertaking this work on behalf of the Archdiocese in the spirit of Catholic Social Teachings are important factors for me and I am particularly impressed by CatholicCare’s willingness to assist all people in need. I look forward to working with the leadership team and the committed people of CatholicCare in meeting the challenges ahead and continuing to deliver quality care and outcomes for the most vulnerable.”

Mr McGibbon is a member of St Michael’s Parish Lane Cove. He is married to Gabrielle, with three children, Angus, Ingrid and Benjamin.