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Testimonials

Professor Hayden Ramsay

  • Professor Hayden Ramsay, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Notre Dame Australia

“A welcoming environment, perfect for making contacts with the professional network.”


Ian Saines

  • Former Group Executive, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

“The challenge and opportunity for business leaders is to bring their values to bear on daily business decisions. The Sydney Catholic Business Network provides a forum that I am sure will affirm in its participants the importance of and determination to keep the social and moral consequences of their decisions at the forefront of their decision-making.”


Justice Francois Kunc

  • Supreme Court of NSW

“The Sydney Catholic Business Network is a wonderful initiative which brings together people from our very diverse business community who are nevertheless united as Catholics. The Network provides a unique opportunity to enrich the daily lives of participants with talks by great presenters on the issues of the day, but always mindful of how our faith can make a difference to those issues. I encourage anyone who is interested to join the Network.”


Paul McCann

  • Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

“I had no doubt this event would be an outstanding success and I was not let down. The guest speaker [Nicholas Moore, CEO Macquarie Bank] was superb and what a great forum to bring together such a diverse range of Sydney business leaders. I will definitely be a regular attendee.”


Kieran Bryce

  • CEO Diocesan Development Fund, Diocese of Parramatta

“The Sydney Catholic Business Network is a tremendous opportunity for business partners and associates of the Archdiocese to be informed, inspired and challenged to consider the big social issues facing corporate Australia and our society. A great initiative to share these conversations with other likeminded organisations.”


Karl Morris

  • Executive Chairman, Ord Minnett

“I am delighted to support the Sydney Catholic Business Network which will bring professional Catholics together to share not only their Christian Faith but to encourage and support each other in their positions as business leaders.”


Catherine Harris AO

  • Chair, Harris Farm Markets

“The first two business network events have been extraordinary, I never realised how interesting, influential and diverse the Sydney Catholic Business Network is, I’ll definitely go again!”


The Hon. Michael Egan FAICD

  • Chancellor, Macquarie University, Chairman, Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Pty Ltd, Chairman, Australian Fisheries Management Commission, Chairman, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine

“The Sydney Catholic Business Network is a terrific opportunity for likeminded people from many different backgrounds to get together and discuss the issues that will shape Australia’s future. It is a great initiative and I look forward to participating in it.”


Dr Marie Leech

  • Principal, Sancta Sophia College (within the University of Sydney)

“The Sydney business community can be ‘sliced’ in a range of ways – but what better way than the Catholic ‘slice’, uniting and connecting as it does those with such aligned values but also providing potential for a force for profound and significant impact on the business community in general.”


Doug Sutherland

  • Chartered Accountant, Sutherland & Co (Former Lord Mayor of Sydney)

“Such a venture should be very fulfilling to all those who choose to join because of an assured empathy, and the communion will afford mutual benefit. The consequent associations will, I am sure, enhance the fundamental beliefs and moral standards of all.”


Sophie York

  • Lecturer (School of Law), The University of Notre Dame Australia

This network is a terrific idea - good on you for hosting it!  I met some great people, it was a lovely, upbeat lunch and great good comes from such get-togethers.