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Board of Directors

Mr John Sheldon

Chairman 
(Appointed to the Board Feb 2015) 

John has worked in the professional services/advisory market for over thirty years, in Australia, Europe and Asia Pacific. John’s experience covers the Mining, Energy and Natural Resources, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Tourism and Leisure sectors and he has worked with firms such as Touche Ross and KPMG. John’s Board experience includes appointments to Loreto Mandeville Hall, Loreto Education Board and Monash Heart Strategic Advisory Board. John is a Founding Partner of Sheldon Harris and is an experienced, senior executive mentor and coach. 

Mr Chris Braithwaite

(Appointed to the Board Feb 2016) 

Chris is Partner, Risk Assurance at Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he supports leading organisations across the globe to improve their governance, risk management and business performance through the provision of high quality risk, governance, and internal audit and assurance services. He is a Member, School of Health and Population Planning, Advisory Council at The University of Melbourne. 

Fr Joe Caddy 

Chief Executive Officer 
(Appointed to the Board Oct 2004) 

Fr Joe Caddy was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne in 1990 and appointed as Chief Executive Officer of CatholicCare in 2004. CatholicCare is an agency of the Church that provides family support services in the dioceses of Melbourne and Sale. Fr Joe has a strong background in community service leadership, governance and social policy and regularly advocates for policies and programs to ensure stronger families and communities. In 2016 he commenced as Parish Priest at St Mary’s parish St Kilda East. He was the Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia from 2003-2013, the national peak body of Catholic Community service providers. In 1996, he completed a Licentiate in Social Sciences at the Gregorian University in Rome. In June 2016, Joe was appointed Episcopal Vicar for Social Services in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Fr Joe’s appointment as CEO of CatholicCare will end on 30 June 2017. 

Mr Terry Healy

(Appointed to the Board Jan 2013) 

Terry’s public service career spanned four decades with the Commonwealth and Victorian State Governments. He held senior roles in central agencies, planning and development, natural resource management and social policy. His experience includes policy advice, executive and program management, organizational and administrative reform and whole of government coordination. Terry is also a Board member with Domestic Violence Victoria. 

Professor Sandra Jones

(Appointed to the Board Feb 2016) 

Sandra is the Director of the Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR) at Australian Catholic University. Her research focuses on the use of community-based social marketing to improve health and social outcomes for individuals and communities. Sandra also provides social marketing advice and consultancy services to a range of organisations, including government, NGOs and community groups. She has conducted extensive research on advertising and marketing regulation, particularly in relation to alcohol marketing and its effect on young people. 

Mr James McGarvey

(Appointed to the Board May 2008)

James is the founding Director of The Agenda Group, a Melbourne-based public policy and communications consultancy. He has previously worked for a range of senior politicians in both Government and Opposition. James has a Master of Arts (Professional Communication) from Deakin University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, and is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. 

Fr Kevin Mogg AM 

(Appointed to the Board Oct 1991) 

Fr Kevin has extensive involvement nationally and locally in the governance and management of the Church’s social welfare responses. For more than fifteen years he was a member of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, an advisory body to the Australian Catholic bishops. He founded the State Catholic community service peak Catholic Social Services Victoria. He has qualifications in social work and criminology. In 2004 he was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia. 

Ms Patricia Quigley 

(Appointed to the Board Jan 2013) 

Patricia has held various senior executive management roles in State government organisations gaining high level business skills, knowledge and expertise. Patricia was a member of the Melbourne Business School Alumni Council, a Board member of the Mental Health Legal Centre and was also on the leadership committee of the Xavier Social Justice Network. She has a MBA from the Melbourne University.

Ms Bernadette Steele 

(Appointed to the Board May 2008) 

Bernadette works at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as a Senior Member. She is a former Director of Consumer Affairs (1997 to 2002) and Deputy Secretary in the Department of Justice. She has also worked as a government lawyer in legislation, litigation and policy, in various areas including health, community services and water resources, and currently holds a position as a member of the Senate of Australian Catholic University. 

Mr Dennis Torpy 

(Appointed to the Board Apr 2014) 

Dennis has more than 18 years’ experience across Catholic and government education sectors, working with Ministers and executive teams in areas of student wellbeing, engagement, inclusion, disabilities, student learning and communications. He also spent a decade in media as a daily print and television journalist and news producer. He is a member of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government Alumni and Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body. Dennis is responsible for strategic policy and advice on key wellbeing portfolios for both CEOM and CECV. He holds an Executive Master of Public Administration from Melbourne University.

Fr Thang Vu 

(Appointed to the Board Jan 2013) 

Fr Thang spent nearly five years in the Finance industry before he commenced formation for the priesthood at Corpus Christi College. In 2008, Fr Thang was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Melbourne.  After serving five years at Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe as parish priest, he is currently Director of Ministry to Priests. Fr Thang holds a Degree in Accounting from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Victoria University.

Mr Kieran Walshe 

(Appointed to the Board Jan 2013) 

Kieran retired from Victoria Police in July 2012 after 44 years of service across a broad range of policing activities and reaching the rank of Deputy Commissioner. He has broad experience in administration, governance, audit and risk and human resources. Kieran is very focused towards community service and is currently a board member of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation and the Adult Parole Board.  

Executive Team

Fr Joe Caddy

Chief Executive Officer 
(Joined CatholicCare in 2004)

Fr Joe also sits on the Board of Directors and has a strong background in community service governance and social policy and regularly advocates for policies and programs to ensure stronger families and communities. In 2012 he commenced as Parish Priest at All Saints Church in Fitzroy. He was the Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia from 2003-2013, the national peak body of Catholic Community service providers. In 1993, he completed a Licentiate in Social Sciences at the Gregorian University in Rome.  In June 2016, Joe was appointed Episcopal Vicar for Social Services in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Sheree Limbrick

Deputy CEO
(Joined CatholicCare in 2011)

Sheree Limbrick has worked at CatholicCare for six years. She commenced her career in Human Services in 1994. Before joining CatholicCare in May 2011 as Director of Community Services, Sheree held several high-level positions within the Human Services environment. Her primary focus was on program design, delivery, service management and policy and service development. In July 2012, Sheree assumed the role of Director of Operations across all of CatholicCare’s services and, in September 2016 was appointed to the role of Deputy CEO. Sheree has served on the Board of the Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare since 2014 and is currently Deputy Chairperson and has recently joined the Council of Catholic Social Services Victoria. Sheree has a Bachelor of Social Science (Family Studies) from Australian Catholic University (ACU), along with Diplomas in Project Management and Business.      

Nick Collins

Director Operations 
(Joined CatholicCare in 2009)

Nick commenced his career in the sector in 1994 in youth work and counselling.  Prior to commencing with CatholicCare in December 2009 he worked in senior positions in a number of Community based organisations in both Geelong and Melbourne.   This included roles in program and service development, leading and managing staff teams and developing innovative programs to support men as fathers.  In July 2012, Nick assumed the role of Senior Manager in the North West and Barwon region. He was appointed Director, Operations in 2016. Nick has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science (Family Studies) and Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology) and holds a Diploma in Impact Leadership.  Nick is also a registered Psychologist.

Peter McDonell

Director, Human Resources 
(Joined CatholicCare in 2013)

Peter has an extensive track record in strategic and operational HR roles in the corporate sector, including generalist and specialist HR management roles with Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific and Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. He has broad HR experience in strategy and policy, performance management, employee relations, learning and development, leadership development and culture change. Peter has led and mentored HR teams in the delivery of HR services to corporate, wholesale and retail environments. Peter has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Industrial Relations from Victoria University and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. He is a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Tony Newton

Director, Corporate Services 
(Joined CatholicCare in 2008)

Prior to joining CatholicCare, Tony held several positions in the NGO sector and local government, most recently as Director Corporate Services, Diabetes Australia – Victoria. Tony has also worked in local government holding positions including Director Corporate Services – Shire of Bulla at Sunbury, Shire Secretary - Shire of Ballan, Deputy Shire Secretary – Shire of Hampden and Assistant Town Clerk – City of Colac. Tony has business qualifications from RMIT and post-graduate management qualifications from Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne. Tony has a keen interest in social justice and a commitment towards organisational quality improvement.

Rana's story

"When you leave everything behind, life is full of fear and home is lonely. CatholicCare made me feel strong again. The community group was like a family.” ~ Rana