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Media release

Senior Executive appointed as CEO

Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney
Sydney Diocesan Secretariat
Media Release

Senior Executive appointed as CEO

The President of the Sydney Diocesan Secretariat, Archbishop Glenn Davies, and its Chairman, Mr Ross Smith have announced that Mr Robert Wicks will be the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  

The Sydney Diocesan Secretariat (SDS) supports the mission of the Diocese of Sydney by the provision of a range of professional services to diocesan organisations and parishes.

Mr Wicks has been acting in the role for almost 12 months. He has had lengthy experience in diocesan management, having held the post of Diocesan Secretary since 2004. Mr Wicks has also headed Diocesan and Corporate Services for the past 10 years.

Archbishop Davies announced the appointment of Mr Wicks in his Presidential Address saying “This is a great honour [for Mr Wicks] and an appointment with which I heartily concur. Rob has demonstrated the ability and skills necessary for taking up this position on a permanent basis.”

The new CEO is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds positions on a number of significant boards and committees including Freedom for Faith, the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Sydney and the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and has been part of the Executive Development program at the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago.

Prior to joining SDS he was a lawyer with a major bank.

Mr Smith said the new CEO brings to this position the professional skills and experience needed by SDS at this time, as well as a strong personal commitment to seeing the work of SDS advance the cause of Christ.

9 October 2017




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