DLCSL Board Committees

The DLCSL Board has established five Board Committees to ensure that the Board has effective mechanisms to deal with specific issues that require specialised areas of expertise. The purpose and chairs of the five committees are detailed below.

Mission Committee
The Mission Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee the Schools Company’s Mission strategies.

Fr James Foster (Committee Chair & DLCSL Director), Anne O’Brien (DLCSL Director), Br David Hall FMS (Dean - La Salle Academy for Faith Formation & Religious Education, Australian Catholic University), Troy Baker (Principal, St Francis Xavier Primary School, Woolgoolga), Ryan Campbell, (Assistant Principal – Mission St Joseph’s College, Banora Point), Gemma Ballantine (Education Officer, CSO School Evangelisation & Catechetical Services (SEACS)) and Gary Reen (CSO Assistant Director – SEACs).

Education Committee
The Education Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee the Schools Company education strategy and performance.

Anne O’Brien (Chair & DLCSL Director), Ian Baker (DLCSL Director), John Hannaford AM (DLCSL Director), Sr Margaret Scroope RSM (DLCSL Director), Nicholas McTaggart (Principal, St James’ Primary School, Banora Point), Aaron Beach (Principal, St John’s College, Lismore), Michele McDonald (CSO Assistant Director – Learning Services).

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for the Schools Company and assists the Board in fulfilling its financial management, planning, performance and major financial decision making functions.

Adam Spencer (Committee Chair/DLCSL Chair & Director), Bruno Ivan (DLCSL Director), Fr Michael Roohan (DLCSL Director) and Stewart Brown (Catholic Schools Office (CSO) Deputy Director – Finance & Operations).

Audit & Risk Committee
The Audit & Risk Committee ensures that the Schools Company is fulfilling its financial management, auditing, risk and legal obligations.

Bruno Ivan (Committee Chair & DLCSL Director), Ian Baker (DLCSL Director), John Hannaford AM (DLCSL Director) and Stewart Brown (Catholic Schools Office (CSO) Deputy Director – Finance & Operations).

Nominations Committee
The Nominations Committee oversees and monitors the Board’s and senior executives’ performance and succession planning.

Adam Spencer (Chair & DLCSL Chair/Director), Anne O’Brien (DLCSL Director) and John Hannaford AM (DLCSL Director).