27 January 2021

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) has appointed Sally Egan to the role of Deputy Director commencing Thursday 28 January 2021.

Executive Director Jacinta Collins, who announced the appointment today, said Sally comes to the NCEC with 30 years’ broad-ranging experience across all sectors of schooling, most recently in executive leadership roles within the NSW Department of Education.

“Sally brings a wealth of expertise to National Catholic Education as an educator, school and system leader and consultant,” Jacinta said.

“Sally also brings a deep commitment to the Catholic faith and its mission of education, having taught and led in Catholic school communities including St Ignatius’ College Riverview and St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School Balgowlah.”

“Her work in the areas of school and system reform, data, research and innovation, educational policy, and governance and accountability, will contribute significantly to our work over the next three-year phase of our national strategic priorities (2021-2023),” Jacinta said.

“I congratulate Sally on her appointment and look forward to working together to deliver on these priorities, and to promote the place and value of Catholic schools as a key contributor to high quality education, particularly as we celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in Australia.”

“I sincerely thank outgoing Deputy Director Peter Hamill who has made a significant contribution to the work of the NCEC over the past 18 months.”

“Peter’s leadership, wisdom and faith have been invaluable during a period of transition and renewal for the national office,” she said. “I wish Peter well as he begins the next chapter of his life, and I’m sure he will continue to make a contribution to Catholic education, as he has for over 45 years.”

Sally Egan has over 30 years experience in K-12 education including senior leadership roles for the NSW Department of Education, most recently as R/Executive Director School Performance and R/Executive Director Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation. She was the Director Improvement Strategy at Pymble Ladies College and Head of Learning and Innovation for St Ignatius’ College Riverview.

Prior to 2012, Sally held a number of positions at the Association of Independent Schools NSW over nine years including Assistant Director School Evaluation and Performance and Coordinator of the National Partnership Literacy and Numeracy. She has held various executive roles in both Independent and Catholic schools and has a Masters in Educational Leadership, Bachelor of Education and Diploma Education from Australian Catholic University.


Sally Egan appointed as Deputy Director of National Catholic Education

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