Eugene’s early background was in industrial chemistry before moving into education. He taught for twelve years in Catholic secondary schools across the State and held senior positions at Mount Lilydale Mercy College and St Joseph’s College, Mildura.
Eugene was appointed Executive Officer of Mercy Secondary Education Council in January 1997 before it became the incorporated body, Mercy Secondary Education Inc (MSEI) in October that year. While he has continued in this position since its inception, the growth of MSEI over that time to the national company, Mercy Education Ltd, has been considerable and to meet the expanding demands of the organisation, he has completed a Master of Management, a Graduate Certificate in Education Law and most recently, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course.
Eugene is passionate about his work and considers it a privilege to work so closely with Board Directors and members of the Institute Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea. He very much enjoys the opportunity to work with Principals, Deputy Principals, Business Managers and various committees across the rich network of Catholic Education.