The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) has appointed Sally Egan to the role of
Deputy Director commencing Thursday 28 January 2021.
Executive Director Jacinta Collins, who announced the appointment today, said Sally comes to the
NCEC with 30 ye ars’ broad -ranging experience across all sectors of schooling, most recently in
executive leadership roles within the NSW Department of Education.
“Sally brings a wealth of expertise to National Cath olic Education as an educator, school and system
leader a nd consultant,” Jacinta said.
“Sally also brings a deep commitment to the Catholic faith and its mission of education, having taught and
led in Catholic school communities including St Ignatius’ College Riverview and St Cecilia’s Catholic
Primary School Balgowlah.”
“Her work in the areas of school and system reform, data, research and innovation, educational policy.
and governance and accountability, will contribute significantly to our work over the next three -year phase
of our national strategic priorities (2021 -2023),” Jacinta said.
“I congratulate Sally on her appointment and look forward to working together to deliver on these
priorities, and to promote the place and value of Catholic schools as a key contributor to high quality
education, particularly as we celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in Australia.”
“I sincerely thank outgoing Deputy Director Peter Hamill who has made a significant contribution to
the work of the NCEC over the past 18 months.”
“Peter’s leadership, wisdom and faith have been invaluable during a period of transition and renewal
for the national office,” she said. “I wish Peter well as he begins the next chapter of his life, and I’m
sure he will continue to make a contribution to Catholic education, as he has for over 45 years.”
Sally Egan has over 30 years experience in K -12 education including senior leadership roles for the NSW
Department of Education, most recently as R/Executive Director School Performance and R/Executive
Director Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluatio n. She was the Director Improvement Strategy at
Pymble Ladies College and Head of Learning and Innovation for St Ignatius’ College Riverview.
Prior to 2012, Sally held a number of positions at the Association of Independent Schools NSW over nine
years inc luding Assistant Director School Evaluation and Performance and Coordinator of the National
Partnership Literacy and Numeracy. She has held various e xecutive roles in both Independent and
Catholic schools and has a Masters in Educational Leadership, Bachel or of Education and Diploma
Education from Australian Catholic University.