Anglican Diocese of Newcastle Appoints New Chief Executive

The Acting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, is pleased to announce that Mr Stephen Phillips has been appointed as the Diocesan Chief Executive.

Dr Stuart said, “I am excited that we have someone with Stephen’s breadth of experience and Christian commitment joining the Diocesan leadership. Stephen will be responsible for leading the financial and administrative work of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.”

“Stephen Phillips comes to the Diocese with extensive senior executive leadership experience in the public and private sector. Currently with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment he has also worked with Hunter Water Corporation and the Hawkesbury City Council,” Dr Stuart said.

Stephen has qualifications in Commercial Law, Business Administration and Corporate Governance.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is also a member of the Commercial Law Association of Australia (CLA) and the Law Council of Australia (International Law Section).

He is a member of the Anglican Church and currently attends the Grainery Church in Newcastle.

Stephen will begin this role on Monday 24 July.