Dr Dan White

Executive Director, Sydney Catholic Schools

Dr Dan White is currently the Executive Director of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Sydney. Prior to his appointment Dr White was the Director of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Hobart for six years. He previously served in senior leadership roles in the Dioceses of Parramatta and Bathurst.

Academically, Dr White completed his Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education at Macquarie University, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma of Religious Studies and two Masters degrees in Leadership and Religious Education. He concluded a Doctoral program with the Australian Catholic University in 2005.

Dr White’s research interests have included investigations into brain-based learning theory and its practical implications for classroom pedagogy, especially in the field of religious education. Dr White is the co-author of seven educational resource books focusing particularly on higher order learning and thinking strategies.

Dr White is a member of the Australian College of Education and the Australian Council of Educational Leaders. Dr White is currently the Executive Officer of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools (SACS) Board and represents Sydney on the NSW Catholic Education Commission. In 2010 he was appointed to the NSW Board of Studies. Dr White is also a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Notre Dame, and a member of the NSW Chapter and Senate of the Australian Catholic University.