Sancta Sophia College is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Hastings as Principal of the College commencing in 2018. Fiona will take over from Dr Marie Leech, who is leaving at the end of 2017 after 10 years of distinguished service.
Fiona will take up residence in College in February 2018.
The Chairman of the Sancta Sophia College Council, Cathleen Crossley, said that the College was thrilled that Fiona Hastings had accepted the role as Principal from 2018. “Fiona brings such an exciting mix of talent to the role, including extensive social work experience combined with an MBA. Whilst we will be very sad to lose our current Principal, Dr Marie Leech, the College has such a lot to look forward to.” she said.
Fiona Hastings graduated with a social work degree from UNSW in 1995, and has worked in social care settings ever since. Fiona began her career as a policy officer with the NSW Department of Corrective Services, primarily working on issues affecting women in prison. Fiona stepped into the non-government sector in 2004, managing Guthrie House, a residential rehabilitation service for women leaving prison. In 2007 Fiona joined CatholicCare in the Diocese of Broken Bay, managing Family Centres on the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore. Whilst there, she completed a Masters of Business Administration with AGSM at UNSW.
In 2014, Fiona joined CatholicCare in the Archdiocese of Sydney as General Manager of the Children and Families Division. Fiona has held board positions with two Catholic schools, and with Phoebe House, a residential service for women and children.
Fiona is well supported by her excellent husband Anthony Frazer who is a primary school teacher and musician, and their three amazing children Andrew, Will and Sophie.