State Chapters

Four Chapters, based in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria provide an interface between the University and the local community. The Chapters act as advisory bodies to Senate. The local Archbishop appoints the members of each Chapter. While the Chapters have no direct governance role in the University, the Chair of each Chapter advises the Annual General Meeting of the Company on the attainment in its State/Territory of the objects of the Company.

State Chapter Membership

Member Position
Archbishop Christopher Prowse,
Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, and Chair
Professor Greg Craven Vice Chancellor
Mrs Moira Nadjecki ACU Senator and Director, Catholic Education Canberra-Goulburn
Associate Professor PatrickMcArdle Campus Dean
Sr Rosemary Lewins OP Nominee of the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands
Ms Katie Grubb Signadou Student Association
Mr Tim Kirk Chairman’s Nominee
Ms Helen Delahunty Archdiocesan Financial Administrator, Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn, and nominee of Chair
Mrs Frances Moore First Nations and Equity Pathways Directorate, and nominee of staff
Mrs Amelia Munro Marketing and External Relations Directorate, and nominee of staff
Member Position
Professor Greg Craven              Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University 
Professor Marea Nicholson       Associate Vice-Chancellor (NSW/ACT), Australian Catholic University                           
Miss Sarah Silvestro President, Strathfield Campus Student Association
Mr John Ryan-Thomas President, North Sydney Student Campus Association
TBC Academic Representative
TBC Professional Representative

External Representatives

Member Position
Brother Kelvin Canavan fms       AM Executive Director Emeritus, Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Sydney, Marist Brothers                 
Ms Annette Schmiede Executive Leader, Bupa Health Foundation (Senate Representative)   
Dr Bob Frater AO Chief Technology Officer, Innovation Capital Associates Pty Ltd
Rev Dr Gerard Kelly President, Catholic Institute of Sydney
Mr Gregory Whitby Executive Director of Schools, Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta
Mr Michael Krawec Regional Director of Schools, Inner West, Catholic Education Office, Lidcombe
Very Rev Peter Williams Diocesan Administrator, Diocese of Parramatta
Brother Tony Whelan AM Christian Brothers, St Mary's Cathedral
Mr Michael McMahon General Manager, Burwood Council
Professor Jose Aguilera Director of Nursing Clinical Services, St Vincent's Private Hospital
Ms Michelle Wilson Executive Director & Company Secretary, St Vincent's Clinic
Mr Raymond Wooby Principal, Freeman Catholic College
Ms Talitha Fishburn Barrister, New South Wales Bar
Name Current Position Membership Category
Most Rev Mark Coleridge BA DSS Archbishop of Brisbane Ex Officio
Most Rev James Foley DD Bishop of Cairns Cairns Diocese
Mr David Hutton OAM Consultant Chapter Chair
Dr Cathy Day Director, Catholic Education Office, Townsville Townsville Diocese
Dr Pat Coughlan Director, Catholic Education Office, Toowoomba Toowoomba Diocese
Miss Leesa Jeffcoat Director, Catholic Education Office, Rockhampton Rockhampton Diocese
Ms Pam Betts Executive Director, Brisbane Catholic Education Catholic Education Employer
Dr Shane Kelly Chief Executive Officer Mater Health Services Hospital sector  (Joined August 2015)
Ms Margaret Vider Senator Term of Office as Senator
Dr Lee-Anne Perry Executive Director – Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) (Kathy Fyson Assistant) QCEC Representative
Dr John O’Donnell Ex CEO Mater Health Services Business community
Professor Greg Craven Vice-Chancellor Australian Catholic University Ex Officio
Professor Jim Nyland Associate Vice-Chancellor (Brisbane) Ex Officio
Professor Paul Carding Professor Speech Pathology Academic Staff Representative nominated by Provost
Ms Jane Ceolin Associate Director, First Peoples and Equity Pathways Professional staff representative nominated by Chief Operating Officer
Ms Teigan Testa President, Student Association  2016 Student representative
Ms Leanne Linard MP Member for Nudgee Local Representative (Joined August 2015)
Mr Nick Herron Managing Director, Herron Coorey Building Contractors Business Community
Ms Aileen Conradi Executive Assistant to Associate Vice-Chancellor Brisbane Executive Officer
Member Position
Mr Paul Hoy (Chair) Appointed by Archbishop
Dr John Ballard (ex officio) ACU Associate Vice-Chancellor (Victoria)
Ms Audrey Brown Director of Catholic Education, Ballarat, appointed by the Archbishop
Mr Chris Callinan Appointed by Archbishop
Prof Michelle Campbell (ex officio) ACU Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Ms Karin Clark Appointed by Archbishop
Professor Greg Craven (ex officio) ACU Vice-Chancellor
Mr Stephen Elder Director, Catholic Education Office, appointed by Archbishop
Mr Edward Exell AM ACU Pro-Chancellor and elected member of Senate
Assoc Prof Joe Fleming (ex officio) ACU Campus Dean, Ballarat
Mr Peter Gill Business representative, appointed by Archbishop
The Hon. Justice Tim Ginnane Supreme Court Judge, appointed by Archbishop
Mr Ian Grisold Chief Executive Officer, St. Vincent’s Health (Private Hospital), appointed by the Archbishop
Dr Berenice Kerr rsm Community Leader, Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG), appointed by Archbishop
Rev Assoc Prof Shane Mackinlay Master, Catholic Theological College, appointed by Archbishop
Mr Francis Moore Executive Director Administration, Catholic Diocesan Centre, appointed by Archbishop
Mr Mark Sheehan Principal, Catholic Regional College, appointed by Archbishop
Ms Bernadette Steele Business representative, appointed by Archbishop
Mr Kirk Thomson ACU MCSA President