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Catholic Education Council Finance Committee

​The Catholic Education Council Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Catholic Education Council and ensures that the financial policies of the Catholic Education Council and budget processes of Brisbane Catholic Education are enacted to ensure the responsible stewardship of resources. It provides advice and guidance to the Executive Director and Council on:

  • the development of the Brisbane Catholic Education annual recurrent and capital budgets

  • financial strategy

  • budget policies and parameters

  • financial reporting framework. 


  • Ms Susan Rix AM (Chair)

  • Mr Peter Anderson, Principal, St Francis Xavier Primary, Runaway Bay

  • Mrs Catherine Thompson, Principal, Trinity College, Beenleigh

  • Mr Jeremy Howes, Financial Administrator, Archdiocese of Brisbane

  • Mr Paul Banister

  • Mr Niall Coburn

  • Mr Neal Dallas

  • Mr Scott Harrison  

  • Mr Michael Kearney, Director Administrative Services, Brisbane Catholic Education (Ex officio Member)

  • Mr Rudolf Wolbers, Chief Financial Officer, Brisbane Catholic Education (Executive Officer)


The Catholic Education Council Finance Committee met five times in 2016. Achievements included:

  • supporting approval processes for schools in relation to loans, budgets and financial reporting and analysis

  • progressing renewed protocols for reshaped financial reporting, reshaped budget data analytics and metrics

  • supporting the review of Archdiocesan financial processes and approvals through the provision of feedback and commentary

  • progressing multiple school resourcing applications and loan approvals

  • progressing the annual audit processes including a reshaping of audit programs for all schools

  • providing feedback and input into budget parameters, budget issues, budget context and financial workflows in relation to budgeting

  • progressing a significant probity review and ensuing recommendation implementation and follow up

  • providing timely financial reporting to the Catholic Education Council

  • engaging in strategic discussions in relation to high level financial leadership and management including work to act on the Queensland Catholic Education Commission Catholic Schools Not for Profit Guidelines.

Brisbane Catholic Education Office

243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park Q 4102

GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia

Phone: (07) 3033 7000

Fax: (07) 3844 5101