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 Paul Trezise

    Paul Trezise was born and raised in Melbourne. Involvement in the early development of the sport of Orienteering in Victoria led him to develop an interest in the spatial sciences and he subsequently completed a Bachelor...

  • 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 Australia. Prior to this Mr de...

  • 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 Mark Fitzpatrick

    Mark Fitzpatrick is the Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia, a position he has held since March 2012 having worked for a catholic aged and community services organisation,...