Catholic Education Council of the NT

The Catholic Education Council of the NT (CEC NT), established by the Bishop of Darwin, is the key advisory and consultative body on all matters relating to education within the Diocese and reports to the Bishop.

Members of the CEC NT assist the Bishop in the exercise of his ecclesiastical, educational and legal authority and responsibility for Catholic Education in accordance with the provisions of Canon Law (Canon 803 #1; 806 #2) and the Catholic Church in the Northern Territory Act 1979 (as amended).

The objectives and functions of the Council are to serve the Church and the community. The CEC NT is the principal consultative body on education to the Bishop providing advocacy to the Australian Government and the Northern Territory Government.

Council monitors and reviews the strategic directions of Catholic Education in the Diocese and provides a representative forum for parents and Catholic communities, clergy and parishes on matters of education. Council also provides a conduit for other Catholic organisations in the Diocese for connected work in education and a formalised structure and relationship with the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC).

Catholic Education Council of the Northern Territory

  • Bishop Charles Gauci, President

Executive Officers
  • Mr David Reilly, Chair                               
  • Br Anthony Caddy FMS, Deputy Chair

  • Mr Greg O'Mullane, The Director of Catholic Education NT (Ex-Officio)
Ordinary Members representing following Deaneries
  • Fr Malcolm Fyfe, MSC, VG & Chancellor

  • Mr Cameron Hughes, Principals Representative
  • Mr Shane Donohue, Principals' Consultant
  • Fr Leo Wearden, MSC, Priest Representative
  • Mr Anthony Burton, Parents Representative
  • Mrs Lorraine King, Parents Representative
  • Mr Peter Caldwell, Community Member     
  • Dr Nicole Johnson, Community Member    
  • Ms Stacey Parker, Indigenous Representative

  • Mr Greg O'Mullane, Director of Catholic Education, Ex-Officio 
  • Mrs Jacqui Langdon, Deputy Director Teaching & Learning, Ex-Officio
  • Mr Dirk Botha, Deputy Director School Services, Ex-Officio
  • Sr Catherine Mead, Leader of Catholic Identity, Ex-Officio