Pioneering Christian Educator Honoured

15 June 2021

Former CSA National Councillor and State Chair, Jill Healey, was recognised in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.  Mrs Healey becomes a Member of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to education through leadership and advisory roles’.



After commencing her career as a Science and Mathematics teacher Mrs Healey became Executive Principal of Flinders Christian Community College in 1994 until her retirement in 2014.  During that period she also served at Victorian State Chair of Christian Schools Australia and for two terms on the CSA National Council.

Since her retirement Mrs Healey has remained active in Christian education pioneering women’s leadership through the Female Leaders and Managers in Education (FLAME) network and coordinating and advising on a range of leadership and emerging leader programs.

‘Jill has always championed and exemplified high-quality leadership,’ said CSA CEO, Dr Daniel Pampuch, ‘she was the natural person to call upon to coordinate the development of future leaders.’

The current Deputy Chair of the CSA National Council, Dr Maria Varlet, indicated ‘I’ve always respected the pioneering role that Jill has played in Christian education’

‘She has been a great advocate for the next generation of women in leadership’, she said.

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