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Peter Matthey

Peter is Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was previously a Partner at KPMG, specialising in the financial services sector. 

Since retiring, Peter has supported the not-for-profit sector as Chairman of Cabrini Health and in directorships of Southern Cross Care Victoria and Church Resources.


Peter also spent many years running the finances of his local parish.

Peter Matthey

Board Chairperson

Dr Sally Towns

Dr Sally Towns is Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education, the largest provider of Catholic education in Queensland. Previously Director of Catholic Schools – Lismore Diocese, Sally’s career spans 26+ years, teaching and leading in Catholic schools and education systems across NSW, TAS and QLD. Sally’s PhD examined the expectations and realities of students transitioning from primary school to secondary school.

Dr. Sally Towns



Catholic Network Australia (CNA) leadership consists of a Board of Directors, Office Bearers and Committees.

Dr Neil McGoran

Dr. Neil McGoran is Director of Catholic Education South Australia. 

Dr. McGoran was previously Chief Executive of the SACE Board of South Australia, from 2013 to 2017, where he was instrumental in leading a program of transformational change. 

Dr. McGoran has over 30 years’ experience in education in roles including teacher, principal, senior administration and management.

Dr. Neil McGoran


Dr Edward Simons

Dr. Edward Simons, Executive Director of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS), brings over 20 years of experience in education, including teaching and senior leadership roles in Australia and the United Kingdom. He holds a Doctorate of Education and Masters in Educational Management from the University of Western Australia, as well as a graduate degree from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Edward Simons


Megan Kavanagh

Megan Kavanagh, partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley, specialises in employment and safety law. With 20+ years' experience, she advises faith-based sector clients in areas such as education, community care, NDIS service, in-home aged care, aged and health care, and child protection services. Megan's expertise covers employment, industrial, discrimination, safety law, and regulations affecting not-for-profit and faith-based institutes.

Megan Kavanagh



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