Melbourne Appoints Executive Director Stewardship

Monday 13 January 2020

Communications Office 
After a rigorous and extensive recruitment process Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne has today announced the appointment of Mr Tim O’Leary as Executive Director Stewardship (EDS) for the Archdiocese – a new role created following the resignation of Mr Francis Moore as Executive Director Administration.
The Archdiocese of Melbourne covers a large geographic and social area embracing 1.1 million Catholics across 208 parishes and over 333 Schools, along with extensive reach into welfare, health, aged care, justice and tertiary education sectors.
Across such a broad and multifaceted organisation, the role of the EDS is a key senior leader in the life of the local Church and holds significant responsibility for the business, financial and governance aspects of the Archdiocese.
Most Rev Peter A Comensoli said that he was very happy that Tim has accepted the position of Executive Director Stewardship.
“Tim 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 over 30 years' management and executive experience in large corporate environments including the Mobil Oil Australia, National Australia Bank and Telstra, Mr O’Leary has worked across all sectors of organisations from Board to frontline staff and has a recognised ability to inspire, develop and lead teams in times of change and challenge.
In accepting the position, Mr O’Leary expressed his delight.
“I am 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.”
Mr O’Leary will commence his five-year appointment on Monday 20 January 2020.
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