Posted on 23 December 2019

I  am  delighted  to  announce  the  appointment  of  Mr  Peter  Hill  to  the  position  of  Director of Schools for the Diocese of Wollongong. 

With  over  30  years  experience  working  in  Catholic  Education,  Peter  is  currently  Director  Employee  Services  and  a  member  of  the  Catholic  Education  Leadership Team  in  the  Archdiocese  of  Brisbane,  a  position  he  has  held since 2011. Prior to this  appointment Peter was Executive Director of Schools for the Diocese of Bathurst. He has  also  held  the  role  of  Executive  Director  Mission  Leadership  with  Mater  Health  Services and as a Principal in a Brisbane Catholic school. 

Peter  is  a  man  of  deep  faith  and is an active member of his Parish. He identifies his  Catholic  faith  as  fundamental to his growth as a person and a Catholic leader. Peter sees education and formation as being critical to the proclamation of the Gospel, with the liberating power of education a key part of the ministry of the Catholic Church. 

With  Masters  from  ACU  in  both  System  Leadership  and  Educational  Leadership,  Peter  also  holds  a  Graduate  Diploma  of  Arts  Religious  Education,  a  Bachelor  of Education  and  Diploma  of  Teaching.  Ongoing  professional  learning  is  important  to  Peter, having completed the Company Directors Course with the AICD. He has been involved  with  KU  Leuven  Faculty  of  Theology  and  the  Enhancing  Catholic  Schools  Identity Project as well as a leadership program with the London Business School. 

Peter participated in a rigorous independent selection process that attracted a large number  of  experienced  applicants  from  across  Australia.  The  Selection  Committee  which  advised  me  was  comprised  of  senior  people  who  understand  Catholic Education and our Diocesan context; and included a Director of Schools and a former Director  of  Schools  from  other  dioceses.  We  were  assisted  in  this  process  by  an  independent external consultant. 

Peter  takes  over  from  the significant legacy forged by the retiring Director Mr Peter  Turner.  I  take  this  opportunity  to  congratulate  and  welcome  Peter  Hill  as  our  new Director. Peter is married to Josephine and they have two children. Peter will take up this appointment in January 2020.  


Most Rev Brian G Mascord  BISHOP OF WOLLONGONG

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