Our People

Throughout 2018, a variety of senior leaders are welcomed into new roles in EREA. Each brings a variety of educational experiences and passion for the vision of Edmund Rice.
Elizabeth Ryan Elizabeth Ryan

Deputy Headmaster: Wellbeing
St Patrick’s College, Ballarat

Previous Role:
Acting Deputy Headmaster: Wellbeing.

Substantive position:
Director of the Senior School

Leader who most inspires you:

Sister St Jude Doyle,  a Sister of Charity,  who had the amazing gift to identify each individual’s talent and mentored them until they reached their full potential in life.

What is your passion for education?
To quote Nelson Mandela; “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” and I can think of no greater honour or privilege than inspiring in boys the desire to learn and fostering that learning knowing it will equip them with the keys to living a fulfilling life.

What excites you about working in Edmund Rice Education Australia?
The diversity of schools which make up EREA (Edmund Rice Education Australia) demonstrates an understanding of the need for quality education to be accessible to all in Australia regardless of your address or socio economic background. Further, this connection provides student from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to interact with each other and thus gain insight into one of the most famous quotes from the Gospel of Luke: “To who much is given much will be expected…” (Luke 12:48)