Ms Philomena (Phil) Billington was appointed to EREA Council in July 2018. Phil is a recognised educator, leader and facilitator across Australia, having taught and held leadership in a number of remote, rural and city schools, and then having held positions of responsibility for Catholic Education at Diocesan level. Phil has served as Coordinator of Religious Education for the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese, then as Deputy Director and later Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Sandhurst. Phil now offers consultancy services for leaders in Catholic Education across the nation, especially in rural dioceses. She is passionate about and committed to providing pro bono support for young people living with disability, encouraging growth towards a more inclusive Church and society, and parish and diocesan pastoral development.