Introducing our new CEO- Jane Woolford! - Mary MacKillop Today

Introducing our new CEO- Jane Woolford!


Mary MacKillop Today has announced the appointment of Jane Woolford as our new CEO, commencing 28 January 2020.  Jane joins Mary Mackillop Today with a wealth of experience gained in the international and Australian not-for-profit sectors. Her career has spanned senior management roles with Caritas Australia and Save the Children Australia, as well as various roles in the media, teaching and program coordination both locally and abroad.

Mary MacKillop Today’s Chairperson, the Hon. John Watkins AM, said he was delighted to announce Jane’s appointment.

“Jane is an accomplished and values-driven leader who will be an asset to the Mary Mackillop Today team. Her track record in the not-for-profit sector is impressive and commendable.” John said.

“Jane has demonstrated incredible dedication to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and leadership throughout her career. We look forward to her contribution to Mary MacKillop Today.”

Reflecting on her appointment, Jane said she looks forward to commencing the role in 2020.

“I have long admired Mary MacKillop Today’s work, standing with vulnerable and marginalised communities and transforming the lives of people both here in Australia and overseas. Jane said.

“I approach the role of CEO with great enthusiasm and pride. I look forward to working alongside the team to deliver even greater access to education and learning of practical life skills to those who need it most.”

Inspired by the spirit of Saint Mary MacKillop, Mary MacKillop Today works with local communities in Australia, Timor-Leste, Peru, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, focusing on building dignity through learning for life in the areas of education, health, financial inclusion and sustainable livelihoods to support and empower people from all walks of life, right across the world.