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Former CaSPA Principal announced as new Director of Catholic Education SA (CESA)

Posted on 21 July 2017
Former CaSPA Principal announced as new Director of Catholic Education SA (CESA)

CaSPA congratulates Neil McGoran on his appointment to the position of Director of Catholic Education SA (CESA). It is most encouraging to see yet another former CaSPA principal taking on the role of Director of a State Catholic Education Commission.  We believe experience as a principal provides invaluable insight into the work and challenges of today's school leaders.

As many of his colleagues will recall, Neil was the principal at Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus at Flinders Park.

Dr McGoran is currently the Chief Executive of the SACE Board of South Australia, a position he has held since 2013, where he has been instrumental in leading a program of transformational change.

As an educator, he is interested in the needs of young people in the 21st Century, in the context of an evolving, globally-focused and digital world. Dr McGoran has 25 years' experience in education in a variety of roles including teacher, principal, senior administration and management. Announcing the appointment today, Adelaide Vicar General Father Philip Marshall said his extensive knowledge in strategic planning would be vital in building on the work of the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools' Strategy for Leading Catholic Education to New Levels of Excellence. CESA is responsible for 103 Catholic schools comprising 46,000 students and 6000 staff across metropolitan and regional SA.

Dr McGoran will take up the position in early September, replacing interim director Mr Bruno Vieceli.

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