Loreto Ministries is the lead governance body of the Loreto Province of Australia and South East Asia (Loreto Province), and under the purview of the Province Leader and Council of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary is responsible for the administration of its education and the majority of developing ministries.
The Loreto Ministries Board of Directors represent a broad mix of skills and are experts in their field; some are former students, Loreto Sisters, current or past parents, while others are independent of Loreto. The role of a Director at Loreto Ministries offers an opportunity to work in partnership with others in the ministry of education within the mission of the Church.
Board of Directors
B.Comm, MAICD, GAICD
Dr Judy Smeed
PhD, Med, BA, FACEL, FACE
Mr Paul Henderson
B.Sc (Hons), ACA, GAICD
Sr Anne Kelly ibvm
BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip R.E, M.Ed, MA, TESOL
Sr Mary Wright ibvm
M.Sc, Dip.Ed, BD, PhD
Mr Chris Dodd
B.Com, MBA, FCAANZ
FCA, FCPA, FIPA
Loreto School Company Structure
Each of the Loreto Schools is incorporated as a public company limited by guarantee. Loreto Ministries is the sole member of all entities within the education arm of the Loreto Province, in place of the Province Leader and Council. The individual boards of the Loreto Schools continue to exist and remain responsible for the leadership and management of their community. Directors to the School Boards are appointed by the Loreto Ministries’ Board and are accountable to Loreto Ministries for the conduct of the school. The Principals are appointed by the School Board subject to approval by the Loreto Ministries’ Board and are accountable to the School Board for her/his performance.
John XXIII College, Western AustraliaJohn XXIII College is jointly owned by the Loreto Province and the Archdiocese of Perth. Loreto Ministries CEO, Cate Sydes is the Loreto representative on the John XXIII School Council and Rev Fr Vincent Glynn is the Archdiocese of Perth representative. Bayview College, Victoria Loreto Ministries oversees the property of Bayview College which is an Ecumenical Christian School.
The Loreto Schools are accountable to the Loreto Ministries Board to conduct, manage and carry on the school in conformity with the Loreto Education Philosophy. All Loreto Schools work collaboratively and contribute to the common good of the Loreto education ethic, centred in Gospel Values and the spirit of Mary Ward, while fostering and encouraging academic excellence.
Feature Image: Keynote speakers at the Loreto Boards’ Colloquium: IBVM Generalate Institute Leader, Noelle Corscadden ibvm, Loreto Australia and South East Asia Province Leader, Wendy Hildebrand ibvm and Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia and President and Board Chair, Australian Council for International Development, Susan Pascoe AM.