Bishop Gregory O'Kelly SJ

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Adelaide, Fr Greg O’Kelly was educated by the Josephite Sisters in St Peter’s parish school and then by the Jesuits at Saint Ignatius’ College.

1959 – Entered the Jesuit Order.
University and Jesuit studies undertaken in Melbourne where he also taught at Pentridge Prison and lectured at Christ’s College (Teachers’ College) in Melbourne.

1972 – Ordained to the priesthood in Saint Ignatius’ Church, Norwood.

1974 – Appointed Assistant to the Jesuit Master of Novices in Sydney.

1978 – Appointed headmaster of Saint Ignatius’ College, Adelaide.

1979-81 – Chairman of the South Australian Catholic Schools Commission. Chairman of the Association of Catholic Secondary School Principals’ Association.

1982 – Transferred to become headmaster of Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, New South Wales.

1987-89 – Ministerial appointment to the Governing Council of Sydney College of Advanced Education.

1989-90 – Chairman of the Association of Independent Schools of Australia.

1990 – Nominated Fellow of the Australian College of Education.

1991 – Nominated by Australian Rostrum, NSW, as Speaker of the Year.

1994-2006 – Headmaster Saint Ignatius College, Adelaide

1994 – Awarded the Order of Australia in Queen's Birthday honours for services to education.

1996 – Effected change of Saint Ignatius College to include junior primary and full co-education.

1996-2006 – Council of Priests for Adelaide Archdiocese.

2003-2006 – Member of Consult for Jesuit Provincial, Australian Province.

2004-2006 – Member of the College of Consultors for Archbishop of Adelaide

2001-2006 – Chairman of the Board, Sevenhill Jesuit Mission & Cellars Association Inc.,