Governance

In September 2013 Kildare Ministries was established by the Holy See as a Public Juridic Person (PJP) at the request of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Brigid (Brigidine Sisters) to succeed and to carry on the ministries previously conducted by the Brigidine Sisters in Australia. Its civil incorporation is under the Roman Catholic Church Communities Lands Act 1942 (NSW) under the name Trustees of Kildare Ministries (TKM). As a PJP, TKM is the Catholic Church authority for the schools and community works previously conducted by the Brigidine Sisters in Australia and the Presentation Sisters in Victoria.

In March 2014 the Victorian Institute of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Presentation Sisters) was accepted as the second member of TKM.

In 1999, Brigidine College was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Board appointed with responsibility for governance of the College.

The Board comprises representatives from the Brigidine Sisters, the broader educational community and parents. Board members bring a broad range of professional experience and expertise to their oversight of the College.

The Board Directors are appointed by the Trustees of Kildare Ministries to govern the College in the areas of education, financial, property and employment responsibilities and to plan for the ongoing development of the College. The Trustees of Kildare Ministries as the sole member of the Board has reserve powers in areas such as the ratification of the appointment of a Principal and approval of capital loans.

The Board is responsible for the Catholic ethos and mission of the College and for the administration of the temporal goods assigned to it for its work.

Board Members

  • Ms Kitty Guerin (Chair)
  • Mr Brett Kimmorley (Deputy Chair)
  • Sr Margaret Daniels
  • Dr Kerry-Ann O‚ÄôSullivan
  • Mr Brett McLennan
  • Mrs Michelle Dixon
  • Mr Koos (Andries) Kruger
  • Ms Fiona Trussell

The Principal of the College is appointed by the Board and is charged with the responsibility of leading and administering the College.