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 comprises of a National Council and State and Territory Chiefs Executive Officers who implement the decisions of their respective Councils and oversee the day-to-day management of the Society across Australia.
Together with the Society’s members, volunteers and employees the CEOs work to deliver the strategic vision of the Society as outlined by National Council and State/Territory Councils.
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 Join our Staff.
National Council CEO P. Toby oConnor BA(Hons), MA, MSocPol, FAICD, MFIA
Toby oConnor was engaged in March 2019 to assist National Council implement its Strategic Plan and to advance contemporary governance practices within a membership-based, federated organisation. He has 40 years’...
Canberra/Goulburn CEO Lucy Hohnen
Lucy Hohnen is the CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn, with her substantive role being Executive Director of Corporate Services.
TAS CEO Heather Kent
Heather is a proud Tasmanian who has spent considerable time living and working in a range of locations across the state, including smaller, regional communities. With a background that spans health, disability and...
NT CEO Rob Lutter
Rob Lutter has previous experience in the not-for-profit sector, including CEO of Heart Kids Australia and New Zealand, and as the Manager of Alzheimer’s Hawkes Bay. Rob comes with an extensive commercial business...
QLD CEO Kevin Mercer
Kevin Mercer joined the Society in Feb 2019 with more than 30 years of experience in management across a range of sectors, including 10 years in the aged care, community care, disability and retirement living sectors....
SA CEO Evelyn O'Loughlin
Evelyn O’Loughlin is a respected leader with over 25 years’ executive experience across corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors. A passion for community and culture has led Evelyn to the...
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...