Retirement of DFA announced

20th February 2013

Bishop McKenna has announced that he has accepted the resignation of the Diocesan Financial Administrator, Mr Hugh O’Reilly.  The Bishop expressed his gratitude for all that Mr O’Reilly has done for the Diocese of Bathurst over the past 25 years and wished him every blessing in retirement.

Mr O’Reilly commenced work with the Diocese in October 1988, as the Secretary of the Diocesan Loan Fund. In 1989 the DLF became the Catholic Development Fund and Mr O’Reilly was appointed as Manager.

During 2003, Mr O’Reilly assumed additional responsibilities for Chancery operations, when he was appointed as the Secretary of the Diocesan Finance Committee.

In 2005 he was appointed, under Canon Law, as the inaugural Diocesan Financial Administrator for the Diocese. In this role, Mr O’Reilly has assisted the Diocese through many significant developments.

Mr O’Reilly will retire formally on July 26th 2013. The process of seeking a new Diocesan Financial Administrator has commenced, with Traksearch being appointed to undertake the recruitment process.

A celebration will be held during July to farewell Mr O’Reilly.