New CEO appointed to lead the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council

22 March 2019

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has appointed Mr Toby oConnor as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

"The National Council are delighted to welcome Toby to the St Vincent de Paul Society and believe he is ideally experienced to lead our organisation through its next exciting phase," said Claire Victory, President of the Society’s National Council.

“Toby’s skills, experience and leadership will build on the Society’s strong history of achieving positive change for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage,” said Ms Victory.

For over 35 years Mr oConnor has demonstrated a commitment to achieving socially just outcomes for Australians excluded from fully participating in the life of their local community.

He brings extensive leadership, governance and management experience to the role of CEO, working in executive roles in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors at both federal and state levels.

"It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I accept the role of CEO and I look forward to working with the members, volunteers and staff contributing positively to the lives of the most marginalised and vulnerable members of our community," Mr oConnor said.

Mr oConnor commences work at the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council on Monday 25 March 2019.

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