Brian Bond cfc is currently the Director of Edmund Rice International.
Brian was born and raised in Geelong, Australia where he received his primary and secondary education before joining the Christian Brothers in 1967. He completed his teacher training and obtained a Science degree from the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Diploma in Social Justice Studies from YTU, and has over 25 years experience as a teacher, Deputy Principal and Principal in Catholic High Schools in Australia.
More recently, before moving to Geneva, Brian had the responsibility of promoting social justice awareness across the Edmund Rice Network in his home Province and the co-ordination of the Edmund Rice International Volunteer Scheme for Australia and New Zealand.
Kevin Cawley cfc was born in Manchester , Connecticut, USA in 1947.
He attended Catholic schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and completed his formal education with the Doctor of Philosophy in Literacy Education from Fordham University in New York.
He lived for a time in Cochabamba, Bolivia to study Spanish. He is a GreenFaith Fellow 09, a North American interfaith education and training program to prepare clergy and laity for religious-environmental leadership. He has completed the certificate program in Earth Literacy from Genesis Farm USA.
Kevin has taught in high schools in New York and New Jersey. He was President of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island, served on Christian Brother Province Leadership Teams and for ten years as member of the faculty and administration at Iona College (University) in New York. He now serves as Coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America (ERCBNA) and represents Edmund Rice International at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
Peter Harney cfc was born and raised in Rockhampton (Queensland, Australia) where he received his primary and secondary education before joining the Christian Brothers in 1967. He completed his teacher training and obtained a Bachelor of Education (1975) and a Masters in Educational Studies from the University of Queensland (1979). He was awarded the first Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the Australian Catholic University in 1997 and gained a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2011. He was a lecturer at Xavier Teachers College Queensland (1975-1979), Principal of Kaindi Teachers College Papua New Guinea (1986-1991) and held the Chair of Social Ministry University of Notre Dame Australia (1999-2003). He was also Principal of Nudgee Senior College and Nudgee Junior College. He helped facilitate the cross-cultural renewal program ‘Passover’ in 2003 as member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers Renewal Team (2003- 2007).
He has been a member of the Edmund Rice International Board for the past 4 years and Chair of Trustees of the Christian Brothers Foundation for Charitable Works Australia (2010-2011). In February 2012 he was appointed to the Edmund Rice International Team after serving as Deputy Province leader of the Oceania Province (2007-2011).
Moy Hitchen cfc is an Australian Christian Brother. He was born in Eora country, on the Sydney sandstone forming the south headland of Sydney Harbour.
He was educated by the Sisters of Mercy and the Christian Brothers, in Sydney. After joining the Christian Brothers, he studied ecology at Macquarie University and taught in secondary schools in Manly and Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. For eight years he was a member, then coordinator, of a team running retreats for senior students. Moy then worked for eight years with Aboriginal people in Moree, NSW, in education, welfare and community development. This was followed by nine years serving on the Province Leadership Team of St Mary’s Province Australia (covering New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory).
Moy has an academic background in ecology, linguistics, theology, social policy, education, and community education. Before joining the Edmund Rice International Team in Geneva, he worked for three years world-wide, as Congregation Promoter of Eco-Justice.