Grant Allocation Advisory Committee

Left to right: Mark Murphy, Patrice Scales, Shane Healy, Kath Tierney, Father Joe Caddy

The Grant Allocation Advisory Committee was formed as part of the new Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund, launched March 23, 2018.

The Committee consists of five members of our Catholic Community who have diverse expertise, knowledge and commitment in Catholic Social Teaching. 

Mark Murphy

Mark is the Principal of Marcellin College and has been an educator in Catholic Schools for over 30 years. The last 16 of which have been spent exclusively in Catholic boys educational settings. During this time he has held positions of leadership in a number of schools in both student wellbeing, and Teaching and Learning. Mark has also been an active member of the broader educational community where he has presented at numerous conferences particularly in the area of Boys Education and he is currently a member of the Executive of the Principal’s Association of Victoria Catholic Secondary Schools. Mark is also a member of the Marist Association.

Mark has qualifications in Education, Arts, Theology and Student Wellbeing and he has a Master in School Leadership. Mark has recently completed his executive MBA at Australian Catholic University School of Business and Law.

Patrice Scales

Patrice Scales has held senior management positions in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors for 30 years. Her area of specialization is communications, with experience in publishing, large corporate organisations, the public service and community services sector. She has held senior management positions in both communications and general management.

Patrice has wide-ranging experience in the not for profit and philanthropic sectors. Patrice is currently a member of the National Council of Caritas Australia. Patrice has held pro-bono positions as Chair of Council of Catholic Social Services Victoria, Director and Deputy Chair of CatholicCare Victoria/Tasmania, Board Member of Sacred Heart Mission, and a Grants Committee member of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Patrice has also held positions as a Board member of MacKillop Family Services, and Commissioner on the former Australian Catholic Commission for Employment Relations.

For the past twelve years, Patrice has worked as a consultant in the not for profit sector providing fundraising, communication and strategic planning services.

Shane Healy

Shane has been working with the Archdiocese since January 2015 as Director, Media and Communications. In March 2017 the Philanthropy Office was included in his portfolio.

Shane came to the Archdiocese with a wealth of media and executive experience in Melbourne and Perth.  Shane commenced his working career in Catholic Education after completing a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. This was followed by varied experiences in the world of media and broadcasting, and prior to this appointment was the Chief Executive of 3AW. 

Away from the Archdiocese Shane is a member of the Xavier College Council and a board member of Jesuit Social Services. His other passion is football and he coaches at Xavier College and for the Old Xavierians.

Sr Kath Tierney rsm AO - Chair of Grant Allocation Advisory Committee

Kath currently holds the position of Senior Advisor to the Vicar General in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Kath’s previous experience includes 19 years in the Child & Family welfare sector, 12 years as Congregation Leader for the Sisters of Mercy, Melbourne, 16 months in the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne in a Professional Standards role.

In addition to these roles, Kath has had extensive governance experience and currently is a member of a number of Boards and Committees, across Congregations (Sisters of Mercy, Christian Brothers and Sisters of Good Samaritan), State wide bodies, and Chair of the Members of Mackillop Family Services.

In the past, Kath has been a member of Boards for Health and Aged Care, Education and Social welfare.

In January, 2016, Kath was awarded an Order of Australia in recognition for more than 30 years of service to the community through her work within children and family services, education and aged care.  

Fr Joe Caddy

Father Caddy is the Episcopal Vicar for Social Services, and represents the Archbishop in matters relating to social services and welfare. He is currently parish priest for St Mary’s Parish - East St. Kilda.

Father Caddy is a member of the Council of Catholic Social Services Victoria.

After 12 years, in June 2017 he finished his role as Chief Executive Officer for CatholicCare in Melbourne. He has previous served as a member of the Board of the Australian Council of Social Services, and was Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia from 2006 to 2013.

In June, 2018, Father Caddy was awarded a Queen’s Birthday honour (AM), for significant service to the community through a range of social welfare initiatives and policy reforms, and to the Catholic Church in Australia.