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Our People

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has set demanding goals to continually stretch and improve the organisation for the coming years and coming challenges. We are dedicated to working with, and alongside, our communities, people and governments to build stronger communities and contribute to community wellbeing. A key component of our forward planning is to collaborate with Catholic Parishes and other agencies to support those most in need.


Our Board

Stefanie Loader

Chairperson and Company Director
Stef is a former mining industry executive and aspiring small-scale farmer. She has lived and worked in remote communities in Laos, Peru, Canada, London and New Dehli and now calls regional NSW home.

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Dr Mark Buhagiar

Deputy Chairperson and Company Director
Before taking on his current role as the Head of Clergy Health and Wellbeing for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, Mark worked for over 15 years within the healthcare sector in a variety of clinical, research and management roles.

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Allen Duggan

Company Secretary, Public Officer and Company Director Allen has been a solicitor for more than 50 years. He has worked as a consultant, sole practitioner and as a partner in firms in Sydney.

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Bernard Boerma

Company Director
Bernard is a PHD student and teaches at the University of Sydney. He is a non-executive director of several not-for-profit human services agencies and a research institute.

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Lynda Edwards

Company Director
Lynda is a descendant of the Wangkumara/Barkindji people of far west NSW and is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion, fairness, justice and financial resilience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. In 2023 Lynda was awarded NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and NSW Premier Woman of the Year

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Michael Digges

Company Director
Michael worked in senior management roles in private industry before his current role as the Executive Director, Administrator and Finance of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. The Chancery provides administrative and accounting support to the parishes.

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Karen Larkman

Company Director
Karen has significant international experience in senior executive positions relating to Safeguarding, Child Protection and Adults at Risk of Harm.

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Our Bishop

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green

Columba Macbeth-Green has been the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes since April 12, 2014, the dioceses’ seventh bishop. At the time of his episcopal ordination Bishop Macbeth-Green was the youngest Catholic bishop in Australia.

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Our Leadership Team

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has a passionate team who work hard every day to fulfill our vision and mission and who strive to live and work by CatholicCare Values.

Anne-Marie Mioche

Chief Executive Officer
Anne-Marie Mioche commenced as CEO of CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes in January 2017 and brings a strong commitment to the values embodied in principles of Catholic social justice.

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Kate Gibson

Deputy CEO
Kate Gibson has worked with CatholicCare for more than 10 years as the Director of Programs and Service Delivery and now the Deputy CEO. She had previously worked at the Catholic Education Office as a Senior Education Officer and Coordinator of Schools Curriculum and was awarded the Brother John Taylor Award for Excellence in Catholic Education for her significant commitment to education within the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes for over 20 years.

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Margie Johnson

Chief Financial Officer
Margie Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, including management accounting, business management, taxation and superannuation. Margie is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has worked for CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes since 2007.

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