Brother Kelvin joined the Sydney CEO in 1968 as Inspector of Schools. He subsequently served in various capacities before his appointment as Executive Director of Schools in 1987 (until April 2009). He has lectured around the world
and is the author of more than 50 journal articles.
In the 1970s his innovative work in mass media education attracted considerable international attention. He pioneered comprehensive approaches to strategic leadership and management across the school system, including leadership succession programs.
In 2009 Br Kelvin accepted an appointment as Visiting Professor at both the Australian Catholic University and the University of Notre Dame Australia. In 2010 the Australian Council for Educational Leadership awarded Br Kelvin an Honorary Fellowship as well as the ACEL Nganakarrawa Award.