18 May 2020
The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) welcomes the appointment of Jim Miles as Executive Director of Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM), by the Archbishop of Melbourne Peter Comensoli today.
National Catholic Education Executive Director Jacinta Collins congratulated Mr Miles saying she looked forward to continuing to work with him.
“Jim is currently the acting Executive Director for Catholic Education Melbourne – which is the largest Catholic school system in Australia – and has been an NCEC commissioner as part of that role,” Ms Collins said.
“His extensive experience in educational administration and leadership, both in the Catholic and public education sectors in Victoria, as well as his work at state and national levels, has not only benefited the students and families in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, but across Victoria and Australia.”
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the state and territory commissioners have come together and provided a considered and collaborative approach to the significant challenges facing school communities during this time,” she said. “Jim has made an important contribution to those discussions and the direction for Catholic schools.”
“I look forward to continuing to work with Jim and his team as students transition back to classroom learning, and on the ongoing priorities for Catholic education in Australia.”
Nationally, Catholic schools educate more than 764,000 students – or one in five Australian students – in 1,746 schools, the vast majority of which are low-fee schools.