Mr Jack de Groot is the first Executive Director to work within the newly created Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Limited – a new incorporated entity and governance structure, which commenced from January 2023.

Mr de Groot joins the Diocese of Parramatta with a distinguished career of over 20 years leading some of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations. He brings significant leadership experience in senior governance roles in healthcare, aid, tertiary education and social services where he has demonstrated a strong focus on Catholic values, social outreach and mission.

Since 2016, Mr de Groot has been the CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, one of the largest social service providers in NSW meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and domestic violence. He also spent 13 years as the CEO of Caritas Australia, one of Australia’s largest international aid and development agencies and was the Group Leader of Mission for St Vincent’s Health Australia, Australia’s largest not-for-profit health and aged care providers. Mr de Groot is a member of various boards including the University of Notre Dame, St John of God Health Care, Caritas Australia and more.

Mr de Groot is thrilled to be commencing at the Diocese of Parramatta, where Catholic education began in Australia with the first Catholic school in Hunter Street Parramatta in 1820. Since then, the Diocese has been innovative and creative in meeting the educational and spiritual needs of Australians.

I am excited for the opportunity to work with our Principals, teachers, schools and parishes to continue to meet the needs of people living in greater Western Sydney and their commitment to future innovation and growth.

Jack de Groot

Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Executive Director Jack de Groot
Mr Jack de Groot

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