Provincial – Fr Brian McCoy SJ
Fr Brian McCoy SJ grew up in Melbourne but has spent most of his Jesuit and priestly life in the north of Australia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1966, was ordained a priest in 1977 and took final vows in 1986.
Before taking up his role as Provincial in August 2014, Brian was the Director of the Tertianship Program for the Australian Jesuit Province and the Assistant to the Provincial for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ministries.
Socius – Fr Robin Koning SJ
Fr Robin Koning SJ lives in the Xavier Jesuit Community and is the Socius to the Jesuit Provincial, working as his main Consultor and Executive Assistant.
Robin was born in Brisbane and went to school with the Christian Brothers before joining the Society of Jesus in 1977. Before taking on his current role, he taught systematic theology and philosophy at Jesuit Theological College in the United Faculty of Theology.
Province Secretary – Fr Chris Horvat SJ
An old scholar of Saint Ignatius’ College, Adelaide, Fr Christopher Horvat SJ joined the Jesuits in February 1970. Over the years he has worked in Jesuit schools in Sydney and Adelaide (where he was involved in many musical performances) and in administration at the General Curia in Rome and the Provincial Office in Melbourne
He is currently living at Newman College, a Catholic residential college within the University of Melbourne, and working at the Provincial Office.
The following delegates provide support to the Provincial in directing various aspects of the Society’s mission in Australia.
Education Ministry – Fr Tom Renshaw SJ (Chair of Jesuit Education Australia), Ms Jennie Hickey (Executive Officer of Jesuit Education Australia)
Ignatian Formation – Fr Chris Gleeson SJ
Jesuit Formation – Fr Brendan Kelly SJ
Pastoral Ministry – Sr Libby Rogerson IBVM
Social Ministry – Mr Jim Barber
Chairs of Boards and Councils
Jesuit College of Spirituality – Mr Peter Johnstone
Jesuit Communications – Mr David Hutton
Jesuit Mission – Mr Jack de Groot
Jesuit Refugee Service – Sr Annette Cunliffe RSC
Jesuit Social Services – Ms Patricia Faulkner
Redfern Jarjum College – Mr John Allen
Sevenhill Cellars – Mr Jay Hogan
St Aloysius College – Mr Jock Murray
St Ignatius College Adelaide – Dr Suzanne Le Mire
St Ignatius College Riverview – Mr John Wilcox
The Cardoner Project – Mr Michael Morgan
Xavier College – Mr Frank Peck
Province Office Staff
Director of Professional Standards – Mr Simon Davies
Assistant to the Director of Professional Standards – Emma Brooks
Human Resources Manager – Ms Helen Boussounis
Director Finance and Special Projects – Mr John Daly
Finance Manager – Ms Rosalinda Polivka
Accountant – Ms Anna Paris
Dynamics Systems Accountants Officer – Ms Sophie Karlsson
Assistant Accountant – Ms Abby Huang
Project Officer for Social Ministry – Anastasia Moore
Province Support Officer & Events Co-ordinator – Ms Ancita D’Cunha
Research Assistant & Executive Assistant to the Provincial – Ms Erika Wassell
Assistant for Health and Wellbeing – Ms Linda Stainton
Province Archivist – Fr Michael Head SJ
Assistant Archivist – Ms Elizabeth Parker