Directors 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


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.


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.



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.



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.