Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli yesterday appointed Tim O’Leary as executive director stewardship for the Melbourne Archdiocese. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The new role was created following the resignation of Francis Moore as the Melbourne Archdiocese's Executive Director Administration.
Melbourne Archdiocese covers a large geographic and social area with 1.1 million Catholics across 208 parishes and 333 schools, along with extensive reach into welfare, health, aged care, justice and tertiary education sectors.
The new education director stewardship role will hold significant responsibility for the business, financial and governance aspects of the archdiocese.
Archbishop Comensoli said Mr O’Leary was “an outstanding candidate and demonstrated a deep commitment to the people of God in Melbourne”.
“I have every confidence that Tim will bring not only his extensive professional experience but great energy and enthusiasm to this new position.
“He joins a strong leadership team for the archdiocese and I look forward to the year ahead as we channel our energies for the Gospel focusing on a more missionary intent in our efforts.”
With more than 30 years’ management and executive experience in large corporate environments including Mobil Oil Australia, National Australia Bank and Telstra, Mr O’Leary has worked across all sectors of organisations from board level to frontline staff.
In accepting the position, Mr O’Leary said he was “looking forward with great anticipation to working with Archbishop Peter, the clergy, parishes and the people of Melbourne”.
“The Archdiocese is embarking upon a very exciting new phase of renewal, and I am honoured to be a part of this journey,” he said.
Mr O’Leary will commence his five-year appointment on January 20.
Melbourne Appoints Executive Director Stewardship (Melbourne Catholic)