Board Member Biographies

Dr Kathryn Try

Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Chair

BA (New England) BEd (Monash) MEd(Hons) PhD (New England)

 

 

 

Dr Kathryn Try worked in teaching and leadership roles in school and tertiary environments for fifteen years. She was responsible for developing and introducing Educational Computer subjects at Catholic College of Education Sydney and taught at Sydney University and the University of Technology Sydney. During that time, she served on the Boards of the Australian Centre for Educational Research and the Catholic College of Education Sydney, now Australian Catholic University.

Kathryn then moved into the corporate sector, where she was an Interface and Systems Designer, ensuring the compliance of processes and systems of large financial institutions.

Dr Try became a Director of BBI-TAITE at the beginning of 2021 and Board Chair in 2022.

 


Professor Gerard Moore

Executive Director

Principal/CEO

BA (Sydney) BTh (SCD) STL STD (CatholicU)

 

 

Professor Gerard Moore has taught widely and published extensively in the areas of worship, sacraments and liturgical spirituality. He has created and delivered course material from Certificate IV to doctoral level and has been a member of tertiary accreditation panels. As a specialist in liturgy, he has been a member of various committees of the International Commission for English in the Liturgy (ICEL) as well as a range of ecclesial Australian worship bodies.

Gerard has wide experience in tertiary leadership and administration, with his various posts including Director (Research) Sydney College of Divinity and Head of the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University.  He is a member of the TEQSA Register of Experts.


 

Associate Professor Peter Pocock, MAICD

Executive Director

Chair, Academic Board

BA (New England) BTh (Charles Sturt) MM DMA (Southern California)

 

 

 

Associate Professor Peter Pocock has been Chair of BBI-TAITE’s Academic Board since January 2020. He comes to the Institute from Charles Sturt University where he held the position of Sub-Dean Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Arts and Education. In this role he was responsible for the oversight of the Doctor of Philosophy, Professional Doctorate, and Master by Research candidates within the Faculty.

Peter has worked in the higher education sector for the past eighteen years, specialising in academic governance, research higher degree candidature, curriculum develop, course design, and assessment practices. Prior to the introduction of TEQSA he served as an academic specialist and accreditation panel member for both courses and institutions with the Department of Education, NSW. In 2015 TEQSA listed him on their Register of Experts.

Dr Pocock is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and in his role with BBI-TAITE specialises in Not-for-Profit governance.


Professor Peter Bolt

Independent Non-Executive Director

ThL (ACT) DipA(Theol) (Moore) BD (London) MTh (ACT) MA (Hons) (Macq) PhD (London)

 

 

 

 

Professor Peter G. Bolt has been the Academic Director at the Sydney College of Divinity since March 2016. He is the Director of the SCD Centre for Gospels & Acts Research and the Editor of the Journal of Gospels and Acts Research. A graduate of Moore College, Australian College of Theology, Macquarie University, and King’s College London, he is a New Testament scholar with research strengths in the Gospels and Acts, Biblical Theology, magic and demonology, and interests in eschatology, the earliest Christian missionary movement, and the intersection between the New Testament and the Graeco-Roman world.

Peter is the author of numerous scholarly publications, especially related to Mark’s Gospel, mission, and Australian Anglican church history. He has been head of New Testament and Greek at Moore Theological College and has served national and international academic and church organizations in a range of roles. His research interests centre on writing commentaries on several books of the New Testament.


 

Associate Professor Michele Connolly rsj

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (ANU) DipEd (New England) BTh (Hons) (UDivinity) MA (CTU) PhD (GTU)

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor Michele Connolly completed a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian National University (1976) and a Diploma of Education at the University of New England (1982), with which she taught as a Sister of St Joseph of Lochinvar in secondary schools of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. In the mid-1980s Dr Connolly moved into theological education, completing a BTh(Hons) at Yarra Theological Union (1990), an MA in New Testament at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago (1991) and a PhD in New Testament at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA (2008).

These years of studying were interspersed with teaching Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union, Hunter’s Hill, Sydney in the early 90s and at Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS) from 2001. At CIS she held leadership positions as Deputy President from 2006 to 2009 and Academic Dean from 2006 to 2017. Further, she served as Secretary of the Australian Catholic Biblical Association from 2008 to 2011. She was elected a member of the Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of St Joseph of Lochinvar across 2009-2013.

Sr Michele has contributed to many forms of adult education in the Scriptures in programs run by dioceses, parishes, religious orders and various renewal groups in Sydney and around Australia.

 


 

Dr Elizabeth Delaney sgs

Independent Non-Executive Director &

Deputy Board Chair

BEd (Adelaide CAE) BSc (Macq) MEd (Admin) (ACU) MA (Theology) (Notre Dame Ind) JCD (Saint Paul) PhD (Ottawa)

 

 

 

 

Dr Elizabeth Delaney worked in secondary education for almost twenty-five years. Following studies in canon law, she has worked for the Catholic Church as diocesan chancellor, and executive secretary for church life for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. She has also served the National Council of Churches in Australia as General Secretary. Her current role includes acting as Vicar for Consecrated Life and Defender of the Bond in the Interdiocesan Tribunal of Sydney.

 


 

Mr B. John Dooley

Independent Non-Executive Director &

Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

B Bus MBA (Macq)

 

 

 

John Dooley comes to the BBI-TAITE Board of Directors with a strong business and corporate governance background. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and an MBA from Macquarie University. He is currently the Governance Manager at Kincoppal Rose Bay School in Sydney.

 


 

Emeritus Professor Robert Gascoigne

Independent Non-Executive Director

BA (Hons) (Sydney) DPhil (Oxford) MTheol (Hons) DTheol (UDivinity)

 

 

 

 

Dr Robert Gascoigne is Emeritus Professor of the School of Theology of Australian Catholic University. He is a past president of the Australian Catholic Theological Association and was head of the National School of Theology at ACU.

Dr Gascoigne became a director of BBI-TAITE in January 2018.


 

Mr Tom Murray

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Murray holds a degree in Business Management and Laws. He is a Partner at Integroe Partners and was formerly a senior Solicitor at Astridge & Murray Solicitors for over 10 years, managing a boutique insurance litigation firm. Tom acts for clients in the Personal Injury Commission, as well as the NSW District Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal.