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College Governance

In September 2013, Kildare Ministries was established by the Holy See as a Public Juridic Person (PJP) at the request of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Brigid (Brigidine Sisters) to succeed and to carry on the ministries previously conducted by the Brigidine Sisters in Australia. Its civil incorporation is under the Roman Catholic Church Communities Lands Act 1942 (NSW) under the name Trustees of Kildare Ministries. As a PJP, Trustees of Kildare Ministries is the Catholic authority for the schools and community works previously conducted by the Brigidine Sisters in Australia.
 
In April 2014, Kildare Education Ministries, a public company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), was incorporated to govern the Brigidine Colleges in Victoria and South Australia. The Board of Directors of Kildare Education Ministries (KEM) are appointed by the Trustees of Kildare Ministries to govern the Colleges in the areas of education, finance, property and employment responsibilities and to plan for ongoing development of the Colleges.
Each College is operated by Kildare Education Ministries which is responsible for the Catholic ethos and mission of the College and for the administration of the temporal goods assigned to it for its work.
 
The Stewardship Council of Marian College has delegated authority from Kildare Education Ministries in matters such as policy, strategic planning, annual budget approval and community liaison. The Principal of Marian College has delegated responsibility from Kildare Education Ministries to employ and supervise staff, and to manage the College.

Sr Angela RyanMrs. Carmel BarkerMrs. Celine BushMr. Geoff Penna
Mrs. Anula ObiMrs. Pat Lardner