Fr Paul Martin has been appointed Bursar General of the Society of Mary by The Superior General Fr John Hannan.
Paul is currently two years into his term as a provincial councillor and provincial bursar in New Zealand.
Paul has extensive experience in administration and as a teacher in New Zealand secondary schools. An English teacher at St Bede’s College Christchurch and St Patrick’s College Wellington, Paul also served a term as chaplain at Hato Paora College and Deputy Rector at St Bede’s College.
Prior to his election as a provincial councillor and appointment as provincial bursar in New Zealand, Paul was rector at St Patrick’s College Wellington.
Writing to the New Zealand province, Provincial, Fr David Kennerley called the appointment an “excellent choice”.
“This is a tremendous compliment to Paul and an astute acknowledgement of the considerable range of skills and energy he has”, wrote Fr Kennerley.
Paul’s appointment is effective from 1 March and follows the resignation of Fr Paul Cooney who has returned to Australia where he is undergoing intensive health care.
Fr Tim Duckworth has been appointed Provincial Bursar and to the provincial council.