About Us

Stephen Elder

Stephen Elder


Mr Stephen Elder first commenced as a Director on 1 January 2010 and was reappointed on 2 June 2015.

Mr Elder has been Executive Director of the Catholic Education Office in the Archdiocese of Melbourne since December 2006. A member of the Victorian Parliament from 1988–1999, he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education from 1992–1999.

A former teacher, Mr Elder received an honorary award from the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and the Victorian Association for Gifted Education in 1998, and in 2002 received an award from the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc for the Highest Contribution to the Benefit of Koorie Education.

Among his other appointments, Mr Elder is the Executive Director of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd; a member of the Senate of the Australian Catholic University; a member of the National Catholic Education Commission; a Director of Catholic Network Australia Ltd, the Board of Management of Church Resources and Mercy Health Foundation; a member of the Boards of the Catholic Development Fund and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority; and a Director and Company Secretary of Catholic Capital Grants (Vic) Ltd.

Mr Elder is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the CEO Institute.