New Director of Catholic Education in Western Australia

The Bishops of Western Australia are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tim McDonald as their new Director of Catholic Education.

Dr McDonald will assume the role of Director on 5 November 2012 following the retirement of Mr Ron Dullard. Mr Dullard has led Catholic Education over the past nine years during a time of significant change.

Dr McDonald was educated in Western Australia, completing a Master of Education, majoring in Religious Education. He went on to complete a Doctorate in Education in the United Kingdom and has subsequently released a number of academic publications.

Dr McDonald joined the Catholic Education Office as Assistant Director in May of 2011, having had a previous background at Edith Cowan University, working within the United Kingdom school system and in significant leadership roles in Catholic schools in Western Australia.

Dr McDonald will be undertaking the Director role at a time of significant change in education across Australia and to this extent his national and international perspective will provide a positive, innovative platform for Catholic Education in Western Australia.


Archbishop Timothy Costelloe

Bishop Christopher Saunders

Bishop Justin Bianchini

Bishop Gerard Holohan