We are committed to providing the highest standard of support services and care to individuals, families and communities.
Our board and leadership team provide the overarching governance structure that enables us to deliver our mission of valuing dignity, strengthening families and connecting communities.
The Directors of CatholicCare Sydney consists of:
Richard Haddock AM (Chair)
Richard began his professional life as a lawyer with Blake Dawson Waldron and went on to become Deputy General Manager at BNP Paribas. Richard is currently a professional company director and also serves on the boards of several charitable organisations including St Vincent’s Curran Foundation and the Sisters of Charity Foundation.
Very Rev. Dr. Gerald Gleeson
Fr. Gerry was ordained a priest in 1978. Most of his priestly ministry was spent teaching philosophy and Christian Ethics at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He served as CatholicCare Sydney’s Director of Mission for several years before being appointed to the position of Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Sydney in 2015. Fr. Gerry has served on the boards of a number of organisations and was a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee from 2006-12.
John is a partner at Deloitte with over 30 years’ experience providing audit and advisory services to leading Australian and international organisations, working closely with senior management, boards and audit committees. John has extensive experience leading the audits of major corporations operating in diverse industries and expertise across strategy, operations and finance.
Sr. Moya Hanlen FDNSC
Sr. Moya is a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and holds degrees in education and Canon Law. She has ministered in secondary education and religious formation and was privileged to serve her Congregation as Provincial Councillor and then as Provincial Leader. In 2005, she joined the Office of the Bishop, Wollongong, initially as Canonical Consultant and then, as Chancellor and Bishop’s Delegate for Child Protection. She returned to Sydney in 2015 to assume a leadership role within her Congregation. Sr. Moya continues her work in Canon Law and is also a member of a number of councils for Catholic bodies. In 2014 Pope Francis bestowed on her the Cross of Honour “In recognition of distinguished service to the Church and to the Pope”.
Greg worked with the Macquarie Group in Australia, the UK and Asia for over 20 years. His time with Macquarie saw him work in varied fields such as derivatives trading and funds management. Greg is currently a partner at Alfred Street Investment Partners and a director of Forager Funds Management. He is also a member of the St. Ignatius’ College (Riverview) Council and Chair of the Finance Committee.
Madeleine is a partner and the Head of Financial Services at Grant Thornton Australia. She has a keen interest in helping organisations grow and succeed in an environment of evolving regulatory pressure, demographic shifts, financial technology innovation and changing consumer behaviour. Madeleine is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a Member of the AICD and a Registered Company Auditor. She has over 25 years’ of business experience and has also served as a member of the Good Samaritans Finance Council.
Graham brings over 25 years experience in the NFP and Government sectors as a CEO, Government Minister, Member of Parliament, and consultant. Today, Graham is the Australian National President of the St Vincent de Paul Society and is the Chair of the International Vincentian Family Homeless Alliance, and through his consultancy KB West Advisory, works with several of Australia’s leading social services organisations.
Michael began his career as an industrial scientist. Today Michael is the Business Manager of the Archdiocese of Sydney, appointed by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP in 2014. He holds a Masters of Science and Australian Institute of Company Directors qualifications. Michael is also a member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board; a Board Member of the Catholic Development Fund; a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame Australia; and the Diocesan Financial Administrator for CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes.
Sr. Ailsa Mackinnon RSM AM
Sr. Ailsa is a Sister of Mercy who has ministered in various roles in Western Sydney. After many years in educational leadership, including Principal at Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta, Sr. Ailsa served as Congregation Leader for six years. She has recently retired from the position of Executive Director of Mercy Works after seven years of engagement in this development ministry. Sr. Ailsa is also the Vicar for Consecrated Life in the Diocese of Parramatta.
The Executive Leadership Team consists of:
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