Loretta Wholley

Principal, Genazzano FCJ College (VIC)

The Genazzano FCJ College Council has announced that following an extensive recruitment process, Mrs Loretta Wholley has been appointed as the next Principal of Genazzano, beginning in January 2021. The College Council was impressed with Mrs Wholley’s breadth of experience as a Principal, her Catholic sector leadership experience, her passion for engaging and empowering young people, together with her lived Catholic faith and commitment to embrace the FCJ charism, and considered this makes her an ideal educational leader for Genazzano.

Mrs Wholley brings to Genazzano significant experience in educational leadership. Currently in her eighth year as Principal of Merici College, Canberra, Mrs Wholley has worked in Catholic education in both Western Australia and the ACT. Prior to leading Merici College, Mrs Wholley held the position of Deputy Principal at Mercedes College, Perth, and Deputy Principal at Santa Maria College, an all girls’ Catholic boarding school also in Perth. Mrs Wholley is also the current President of CASPA (Catholic Secondary Principal’s Association), 2020 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Public Sector finalist, Catholic Education Commission Director and Executive Committee Member for the Canberra/Goulburn Diocese, and is an active member of the Mission and Faith Formation Steering Committee for the Canberra/Goulburn Diocese. In 2017, Mrs Wholley was awarded the ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leadership) fellowship award for services and leadership in Catholic education. Mrs Wholley has completed a Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Religious Education, in addition to a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts. She is a fluent speaker of Italian.

Mrs Wholley is married to Michael, and together they are proud parents of two young daughters, who are looking forward to moving to Melbourne.

Hutton Consulting Australia congratulates Loretta Wholley on her appointment.