The Diocesan Corporation

The business services of the Diocese are provided under the leadership of Mr Justin Lachal, the General Manager of the Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Corporation Ltd (the MADC).   

The Diocesan Corporation was incorporated in 2015 pursuant to the Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Corporation Act 2015, with the following functions

  • To serve as the employer of employees in the Diocese.
  • To serve as the legal appointor and, for WorkCover purposes, the deemed employer of clergy.
  • To exercise other functions conferred by various Acts of Synod, including the retainer of the professional standards company, Kooyoora Ltd.
  • To be the responsible legal entity for claims against the diocese arising from misconduct of its Church workers, including claims for redress or damages.

It has further special responsibilities in the following areas–

  • Payroll
    • Leave management and leave payment
    • Workers’ compensation and other accident insurance
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Return to work
    • Taxation, superannuation

Business Services staff

Mr Justin Lachal 
General Manager (MADC)

Tel: (03) 9653 4220

Email: GM@melbourneanglican.org.au

Ms Michelle Harris
Chief Communications Officer

Ms Grace Lococo
Head of People and Culture

Mr Matthew Wilson
Chief Operating Officer

Mr Peter Munns 
Chief Financial Officer

Wominjeka: The office of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne stands on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nation.
We pay our respects to elders past and present, and affirm our commitment to the work of reconciliation.

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