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Rebecca Davies
Rebecca Davies

The Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, has appointed Sydney woman Rebecca Davies to the Sydney Archdiocesan Finance Council.

A lawyer by profession, Rebecca was a partner in major law firm, Freehills, for 26 years, prior to leaving the partnership in 2009.

Rebecca said she was “honoured to have been appointed to the Archdiocesan Finance Council” and “looks forward to contributing to its important stewardship role”.

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The Archdiocesan Finance Council oversees financial and administrative activities, and has “a number of challenging projects underway”, according to Archbishop Fisher.

In making the appointment, the archbishop commended Rebecca’s “depth of experience in finance, governance and corporate advice”.

Since 1996 she has been a non-executive director and committee member across a wide range of organisations, including government, not for profit, financial services, arts and health bodies.

She writes and teaches at the Australian Institute of Company Directors where she is a Fellow.

She is also a parishioner at St Francis of Assisi, Paddington, where she sings in the choir, and St Joseph’s, Edgecliff. Rebecca has two young adult children.

The three-year appointment takes effect on 1 November.

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