Our Chair

Sr Annette Cunliffe RSC  - Chair of the JRS Australia Board.

Annette attended St. Vincent’s College Potts Point before becoming a Sister of Charity.  She studied Science and Education at several Universities, and taught in Secondary Colleges in various States, including seven years as Principal. She then held the position of Senior Lecturer at Australian Catholic University and Head of the School of Education Queensland and later the National School of Educational Leadership.

She was twice Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Charity of Australia and has held the positions of President of CLRI (NSW), President of CRA (Catholic Religious Australia) and Inaugural Chair of the Stewardship Board of Catholic Health Australia.  

Annette is a director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St Columba’s College Essendon (Vic) and a former director of St Vincent’s Health Melbourne, Mt St Michael’s College, Ashgrove and Monte Sant’ Angelo College, North Sydney. She is also a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Qualifications: TCPC, BSc, Dip. Ed., Dip. Theol. St., M. Ed. (Hons), PhD

Sr Annette Cunliffe has been the Chair of JRS Australia since 19 June 2015.