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Board of Directors



Member of Board- Jim Doyle


Jim Doyle, Chairperson (M. Ed. (Leadership), B.A. (Hons)  Dip Ed., Dip Min). Jim has been principal of three Catholic High Schools, Director of Workplace Education and Training at Catholic Care and most recently Executive Director of the Dunlea Centre (Boys’ Town). Jim was appointed to the Board in 2011.

Member of Board- Sr. Monica


Sister Monica Barlow (BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip RE, MA theological Studies, Cert RFM). Monica’s background is in education, both secondary and adult levels and more recently she has worked in the area of spiritual formation. She has served on several boards both for the Sisters of St Joseph and other religious congregations. Monica was appointed to the Board in June 2014.

Tony Blower  


Anthony Blower (B.Sc., Dip Ed M.Sc. (UNSW) MBA (UTS)). Anthony has over 25 years in Investment Banking and Funds Management experience. Currently CEO Rowing NSW. Anthony was appointed to the Board in 2012 and is a member of St Anthony’s Finance Committee.

Member of Board- Sr. Julia  


Sister Julia Hartnet (Dip Teaching). Sr Julia Hartnett was born in Ireland and came to Australia in 1965 to join the Sisters of St Joseph. Julia trained as a primary schoolteacher and taught for nearly 30 years, before working at St Anthony’s for two years. Julia now lives in Claymore Public Housing Estate and has a pastoral care role in the community. Julia was appointed to the Board in 2008.

Member of board- Sr. Fayne  


Sister Fayne-Maree Plant (B Health Science Nursing, Grad. Diploma in Midwifery). Sr Fayne has a background and qualifications in nursing, specialising in midwifery. Sr Fayne has been a Director since 2008.

Board Member Karen Cahill 

(BEd, Med Admin, Graduate Certificates in Inclusive Education & Learning Difficulties, Human Resources, Business Admin, Workplace Counselling & Corporate Investigations and is currently engaged in a Graduate Diploma of Organisational Coaching and a Master of Dispute Resolution program. Karen has worked in the field of education for the past 30 years as Teacher, Principal, Regional Consultant, Human Resources & Education Consultant and Manager of Professional Standards. She is currently the Head of Diverse Learning for the Catholic Education Office Sydney, offering support to students with disability, additional learning needs and gifted students across 150 schools within the Archdiocese. Karen was appointed to the Board in 2014.

Board Members Sabina Donnolley (BEc, CA, CTA). Sabina is a chartered accountant and partner in Donnolley Rush and has over 30 years' experience in finance and taxation. Sabina was appointed to the Board in 2005 and is a member of St ANthony's Finance Committee and AUdit Committee.
 Board Members Mark Rainbird (BA LLB (UNSW) M.Phil (Oxon.) Mark held CEO roles in a number of technology related companies for over fifteen years. He is currently a consultant and author in the area of Value Management and an Associate at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Mark was appointed to the Board in 2016.
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