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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools


Executive Director: Catholic Schools

Dr Patrick Coughlan

Dr Patrick Coughlan holds the position of Executive Director: Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Toowoomba. This role has delegated responsibility from the Bishop of Toowoomba to lead Catholic identity and mission, education, policy, governance, accountability, resourcing and renewal across our 31 Catholic schools.


Director: Education Services

Jim Midgley

Mr Jim Midgley holds the position of Director: Education Services. He is responsible for supporting schools in providing excellent teaching, learning and student support services and for leading the school improvement agenda.

Director: People and Engagement Services

Hayley Farry

Mrs Hayley Farry holds the position of Director: People and Engagement Services. Hayley is delegated with responsibility for employment, payroll, student protection, professional standards, professional learning and health and safety.

Director: Finance, Infrastructure and Information Services

Julie Payne

Mrs Julie Payne holds the position of Director: Finance, Infrastructure and Information Services.  Her role is responsible for Toowoomba Catholic Schools strategic and operational financial, infrastructure and information services including school finance support, risk management, facilities development, ICT technical and system support and maintenance and the Toowoomba Catholic Schools' fleet of vehicles.