Board of Directors

Sr Caroline Ryan BA, Dip Ed (PG), BSW, MThNon-executive Director
Since her profession as a Sister of Mercy in 1969, Caroline has served in secondary education and administration, university chaplaincy and adult education (spiritual formation). She has also had several leadership roles within the Sisters of Mercy and most recently established the Professional Standards Office of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea where she worked for three years.
Judith Page Teacher’s Certificate (Armidale), B Ed (Armidale and Lismore)Non-executive Director
Judy has 40 years’ experience teaching in Sate and Catholic schools in New South Wales and New Guinea.
Joe Feeney Registered Real Estate Valuer and Member of the Institute of ValuersNon-executive Director – Deputy Chair
Joe has 40 years’ experience working as a valuer in the Real Estate industry
Dennis Kelly Fellow Institute of Public Accountants; Member Governance Institute of AustraliaNon-executive Director,
Director – Finance,
Company Secretary,
Member - Investment Committee
Dennis has 53 years’ experience in the fields of finance, merchant banking and company secretarial practice. He joined the Board of St Joseph’s Cowper Inc. in 2001.
Gai Patricia Aitken Bachelor of NursingNon-executive Director
After raising her family Gai worked as a teacher’s aide for 6 years. She then undertook studies to complete her Bachelor of Nursing in 2014 and is now employed as a nurse. Gai was the first lay-carer employed by the Sister’s of Mercy when St Joseph’s Cowper relocated to Grafton.
Grahame Brotherson Plumber & Gas fitterNon-executive Director
Grahame has in excess of 40 years' experience in the plumbing/gas fitting industry and has been self-employed since 1988 operating his own business - Grafton Gas &Plumbing, employing five tradesmen & a secretary. He was also a member of the New South Wales Fire Brigade in Grafton for 23 years. Grahame is a life member of the Grafton Ghosts Rugby league Football Club Inc. and was President for a number of years. He joined the Board of St Joseph's Cowper Inc. in 2005
Sr Berice LivermoreNon-executive Director – Chair

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PO Box 418120 North St.Grafton NSW 2460

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