Our organisational structure

Caritas Australia sits within the auspices of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and we conduct our operations across the agency in accordance with ACBC policy and mandate.

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Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Caritas Australia sits within the auspices of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and we conduct our operations across the agency in accordance with ACBC policy and mandate. The President of the ACBC is Archbishop Mark Coleridge BA DSS (Brisbane), and the Vice President is Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP DD BA LIB BTheol DPhil (Sydney).

Caritas Australia and Catholic Earthcare Australia sit within the Bishops Commission for Social Justice – Mission and Service (BCSJ – MS), a commission of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

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Caritas Australia’s National Council

Our National Council is responsible for ensuring the promotion and implementation of Caritas Australia’s mandate. The Council provides strategic direction and timely and independent advice to the Bishops Commission for Justice and Development on the formation of policies and administration of the agency.

CHAIR : Most Reverence Vincent Long Van Nguyen
DIRECTOR : Robert Fitzgerald, AM
DIRECTOR : Honourable John Watkins, AM

Organisation Structure

Caritas Australia’s Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team provides direction to our agency’s core functions, and informs National Council decisions. The team comprises our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance and Operations Officer, Head of International Programs, Head of Mission, Senior Manager - People & Culture and Head of Engagement and Sustainability.

Chief Executive Officer: Kirsty Robertson 
Chief Finance and Operations Officer: Rocky Naickar
Head of People & Culture: Jane Comensoli 
Head of Engagement and Sustainability: Richard Landels
Head of Mission: Sr. Jo Brady
Head of International Programs: Caroline Preston

Memberships

  • Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
  • Caritas Internationalis
  • Caritas Australia is a signatory to the: