Meet the Principal

Dr Marie Leech began in her role as Principal, Sancta Sophia College in January 2008.

Dr Leech has a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Science and Society from the University of New South Wales. Her business achievements were recognised as a NSW Finalist in the 2005 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

Marie was appointed to the Federal Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy Partnership, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Australian Institute of Family Studies; and served on the Boards of Families Australia and City West Housing; and on a number of Committees, including Working Groups of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY). Voluntary work has included the development of strategies to provide access to education for disadvantaged girls and women, especially Aboriginal women.

Previous roles include the position of General Manager, Community Services, at Mission Australia, and Senior Policy Advisor at Uniya, the Jesuit office for social justice research. Prior to her career in social policy and research, Dr Leech taught senior chemistry and biology at Kincoppal Rose Bay and was an educator at TAFE and university levels.

Amongst her various Board roles, Dr Leech is a member of the Executive of University Colleges Australia (UCA) and Chair of the Mental Wellbeing committee of Healthy Sydney University.


Address                  8 Missenden Rd, Camperdown  NSW  2050
Mobile                     +61 418 679 626
Email                      [email protected]

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