The St Vincent de Paul Society employs more than 3,000 people across Australia in a diverse range of roles from social workers and health experts to IT and store managers.  Our Executive structure is comprised of a National Chief Executive Officer and State and Territory CEOs who oversee the day-to-day management of the Society across Australia and implement policy to achieve the strategic vision of the Society as outlined by the National Council and State Council members. The St Vincent de Paul Society also has professional development policies in place to enhance peoples’ workplace learning and also offers a family-friendly environment in which to work. For more information about the benefits of working for the Society please visit the Join our Staff section of this website.

  • National CEO Dr John Falzon

    Dr John Falzon is Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent Paul Society National Council of Australia. Trained in sociology, theology, politics and poetics, he has worked in academia, in community development in large...

  • ACT CEO Barnie Van Wyk

    Mr Barnie van Wyk commenced his role as the new CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn on 3 February 2017. He brings with him 21 years of international board and strategic experience in governance, change...

  • NSW CEO Jack de Groot

    Jack de Groot commenced his role as CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW on 1 August 2016. An experienced senior executive in the not-for-profit sector, Mr de Groot joins the Society from St Vincent’s Health...

  • QLD CEO Peter Maher

    Peter Maher has more than 30 years experience in leadership, senior management and executive roles across the education system, Federal Government and not for profit sector. Prior to joining the Society he was working in...

  • SA CEO David Wark

    David Wark commenced his role as Chief Executive Officer for the St Vincent de Paul Society in South Australia in January 2012. Having worked in a range of leadership roles within commercial and not-for-profit sectors,...

  • TAS CEO Merleen Cronin

    Merleen Cronin was appointed as CEO in 2014. She joined the Society in 1997 and has served in a number of management and community development roles prior to this appointment.

  • VIC CEO Sue Cattermole

    Sue Cattermole commenced her role as CEO on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

  • WA CEO Susan Rooney

    Susan comes to us with a great deal of experience in the not for profit sector having been CEO for the Cancer Council WA for the past 15 years. Susan has held senior management and board positions in a range of...