The Secretariat facilitates, develops, drives and implements the initiatives of CRA. It provides leaders with services that promote the ministry of leadership in their congregations.

Anne Walker, cra National Executive Director


Anne commenced as National Executive Director of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) in August 2017. She was employed to lead the transition from state conferences of religious to a stronger, more effective national peak body.

Anne started her career in corporate law, then moved to family law before commencing her ministry of working for the Church, in 2001. Most recently, Anne was Chancellor and the Director of the Office of Chancery Services at the Diocese of Broken Bay, where her responsibilities included the clergy of the Diocese, together with safeguarding. Prior to that, Anne was Special Counsel at the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations.

Anne is passionate about the importance of religious sisters, brothers and priests in the Australian Church and the wider society. Anne believes that the prophetic voice of religious needs to be heard. She values the contribution of religious across the country has been immeasurable as religious work as the hands and feet of Jesus. Anne is committed to supporting religious through developing all areas of CRA.

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Sylvia MacRitchie-Hook
Director of Communications and Engagement


Kaylie Beuchat
Executive Administrator

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Sharon Price
Transition Project Officer

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Christina Signorini
Administrative Assistant (VIC)