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 Groot was CEO for Caritas Australia, one of the world’s largest social services and community development organisations. Mr de Groot has also served as a member of a number of boards across government advisory, industry and community groups.

Mr de Groot plans to get around NSW as much as he can to meet some of the 26,000 members and volunteers and the 1500-plus staff members located in the 10 Central Councils across the state.

“St Vincent de Paul Society is so effective because it spreads across the length and breadth of Australia, reaching into the homes of those who are doing it tough wherever they live.

“I’m looking forward to travelling far and wide to meet the members, volunteers and staff who are part of a grassroots movement fighting poverty and homelessness.”