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Province people

Introducing some of the people who guide and support the Society's work across Australia.

Provincial – Fr Quyen Vu SJ

Quyen entered the Society of Jesus in 1994, and undertook his novitiate at Pymble in Sydney. During his formation he spent time at Loyola Senior High School in Mount Druitt and St Aloysius’ College Milsons Point, and also did stints at the Jesuit-run school in Timor Leste.

He holds a Master’s in Education and Management from Boston College, and has spent the last decade building and establishing new Jesuit schools, first in Timor Leste and then in Cambodia.

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Socius – Fr Rob Davoren SJ

Fr Rob Davoren SJ took over as Socius to the Jesuit Provincial in April 2018. He is the main Consultor and Executive Assistant to the Provincial.

Prior to his current role, Fr Davoren was Headmaster at St Ignatius’ College in Adelaide from 2007, and was the school’s Rector and CEO from 2014 to 2017.

Fr Chris Horvat

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.

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Provincial Delegates

The following delegates provide support to the Provincial in directing various aspects of the Society’s mission in Australia.

Education Ministry – Ms Beth McConnell (Chair of Jesuit Education Australia)

Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia – Br Ian Cribb SJ

Jesuit Formation – Fr Brendan Kelly SJ

Social Ministry – TBA

Communications Ministry – Fr Richard Leonard SJ

Chairs of Boards and Councils

Jesuit College of Spirituality – Prof Jim Barber

Jesuit Mission – Mr Paul Levins

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 Michael Morgan

St Ignatius College Adelaide – Dr Suzanne Le Mire

St Ignatius College Riverview – Mr Greg Mackay

The Cardoner Project – Mr Bruce Begbie

Xavier College – Mr Tony Nunan

Province Office Staff

Director of Culture, Risk & Professional Standards – Mr Simon Davies

Executive Assistant Director of Culture, Risk & Professional Standards – Ms Elaina Nikolakakis

Human Resources Manager – Ms Helen Boussounis

Director Finance and Special Projects – Mr John Daly

Finance Manager – Ms Rosalinda Polivka

Manager Risk & Compliance – Ms Anna Paris

Assistant Accountant – Ms Abby Huang

Assistant Accountant Communities – Ingrid Alferez

Executive Assistant Director of Finance and Special Projects – Susie Adams

Research Assistant & Executive Assistant to the Provincial – Ms Nicole Ridler

Province Archivist – Fr Michael Head SJ

Assistant Archivist – Ms Elizabeth Parker