The Executive Committee responsible for the John Paul II Australian Leaders Forum is made up of the following people:
Dr. Michael Casey
Michael is Private Secretary to Cardinal George Pell. He is a member of the council of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne, and a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Notre Dame Australia. He has also served as a foundation member of the Board of Campion College in Sydney. He is the author of Meaninglessness (2011), and the editor of God and Caesar (2007) a collection of Cardinal Pell’s essays, and has published a number of articles on politics, culture and religion in journals in Australia and overseas.
Kristan Dooley is the Managing Director of Women’s Forum Australia, an Australian women’s research and education organisation which promotes life-affirming cultural change for women. Kristan previously worked in the public service and military for over twenty years specialising in corporate governance, finance and administration and working both in Australia and overseas. Kristan holds an Honours degree in Mathematics and a Masters in International Relations. She is currently studying for her Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance through the Chartered Secretaries of Australia. Kristan currently lives in Melbourne with her husband and their three children.
Patrick Langrell is Chaplaincy Convenor at the University of Notre Dame Australia, where he is also completing his Masters Degree in Philosophy. Prior to this he worked as Research Assistant to Bishop Anthony Fisher in the Diocese of Parramatta. From 2009 -2011 he served as Director of Young Adult Outreach in the Archdiocese of New York and worked there also in the Family, Marriage and Life Office. His scholarly interests focus on areas in moral, political and legal philosophy and he has lectured and debated widely in academic, media and public forums in Sydney and in the US on topics concerning marriage, bioethics, and other controversial topics at the intersection of law and morality. He is also the founder of Theology on Tap and the Love & Responsibility outdoor social discussion series.
James is the Managing Director of the Power Group of Companies with a background in business management and entrepreneurship.
James is a Director and Trustee of Campion College, a not for profit liberal arts College in Old Toongabbie, Sydney. He is a member of the Order of Malta and resides in Brisbane with his family.
Karl is a Founding Fellow of Campion College and Executive Director of the Campion Foundation.
President of the Australian Chesterton Society and a widely published author, he formerly served as University Librarian at the University of New England.