Lasallian Mission Council Board Members
MR WAYNE BULL CHAIR
Wayne is currently the Deputy Executive Director of Catholic Education Western Australia. Prior to this appointment, he was a Catholic secondary principal for 20 years, including 12 years as Principal of La Salle College, Middle Swan.
In 2015, Wayne was granted the Letters of Affiliation from the Superior General. He is a past President of the WA Catholic Secondary Principals' Association, a Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders and the Australian Institute of Management, a Member of the Australian College of Education and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Wayne is currently a director of two school boards and is the Chair of his local Parish Council. Wayne holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership as well as qualifications in Religious Education and Humanities. He is also a graduate of the Lasallian Leadership Course, a former Commissioner of the Catholic Education Commission (CECWA) and former Chair of CECWA's School Resources Committee. Wayne is also a former member of CECWA's Religious Education and Curriculum Committee and past Chair of Catholic Arts WA.
DR JILL GOWDIE, DEPUTY CHAIR
Jill has wide experience in Catholic Education, Church and Leadership Formation. She is known across Australia and overseas as a writer, teacher, presenter and facilitator. Jill has taught at primary, secondary and university levels and in adult and school consultancy contexts. Her work now includes research and consultancy, school and system leadership review, program design and strategic facilitation.
Jill's expertise is grounded in qualifications across theology, journalism, religious education, liturgy and spiritual formation. Her Masters degree is in Religious Education. Her PhD studies explored the challenge of contemporary formation for educators and leaders, drawing together the areas of theology, formation, missiology, change theory and best practice in adult professional learning. Jill received an inaugural national award for excellence in research in Religious education, and was awarded Summa Cum Laude from the international examiner of her doctoral dissertation in Educational Leadership.
Jill founded the national network - Formation for Australian Catholic Educators (FACE) and is involved in the leadership, on a national level, of the work in Catholic School Identity.
MR DAVID BYRNE
David’s executive background has been largely in the Finance, Aviation, Defence, Information Technology industries and Not for Profit organisations where he has held a number of Executive and Board roles. David’s experience has led him to successfully develop companies from inception through to profitability along with assisting them in streamlining their business practices for future growth.
David developed the concept and established a joint venture bringing together Australia’s largest mutual banks which delivered significant value to both organisations. Along with this his knowledge and experience has proven prudent in guiding multiple businesses to operational and financial success.
David is currently the Managing Director of BWD Consulting, General Manager of Shared Service Partners (SSP) and the author of his own Podcast series which features national and international guests. He holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (specialising in Human Resources, Leadership and Change Management), Post Graduate qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
MS LYN HARRISON
Lyn Harrison has over 40 years' experience in Education as a Teacher, School Counsellor, Private Psychologist, Private Consultant to Schools, Executive Manager and Chief Executive Officer.
Lyn developed the Marist Youth Care Restorative Justice Program, a program implemented across Australia that challenged schools to reflect and review their systems in responding to students with extremely challenging behaviours. Following her role of CEO at Rosemount Good Shepherd, Lyn was appointed National Director Service Development within Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand. One outstanding achievement was the establishment of the Waranara Registered School for young people who were unable to attend mainstream. Once again, it was evidence of Lyn's core belief in the integration of welfare and education programs.
In 2016 Lyn was appointed CEO of St Francis Social Services where she developed the new strategic plan, formed a new leadership team, founded a new centre for the House of Welcome and formed the NSW Alliance for People Seeking Asylum.
With her husband Peter they have two married children and three delightful grandchildren.
Lyn looks forward to her contribution to the LMC Board and hopes her background and experience can make a meaningful contribution.
MS BERNADETTE KAY
Bernadette Kay is currently an Executive Officer for Catholic School Parents Queensland.(CSPQ)
With tertiary qualifications in business, communications and marketing including post graduate studies she have been applying knowledge and skills in the non-profit sector, Catholic Church, Catholic Education and finance settings for more than 30 years.
Bernadette particularly enjoys her current role with CSPQ, especially working with parents and catholic school leadership teams throughout Queensland.
Bernadette’s focus is to help school communities deliver best practice, parent and family engagement.
MR PATRICK O'REILLY
Pat is currently General Manager, Pastoral Services, CatholicCare Sydney.
Pat has 30 years experience in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education, including being Foundation Principal at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College. He has extensive experience in community/NFP engagement and Board and Committee membership, and is committed to aligned and coherent service delivery harnessing interests and across intersections. He was a member of the Australian Government Review of Senior Secondary Pathways (Expert Panel): 2019/2020.
Pat’s qualifications include B.Ec (Merit), GradDipEd, GradDipMin, MA (Merit), MEdPol (International).