Cath News report: The former NSW Minister for Juvenile Justice and Minister for Youth and Volunteering, Graham West, has been appointed the new chief executive of the state's St Vincent de Paul Society, reports the Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser.
'The outgoing Campbelltown MP will take up his position early next year. According to The Catholic Weekly, Mr West was looking forward to the new role.
''The St Vincent de Paul Society has given me so much over the years, and has shaped my desire to work in the community with those in need since I first got involved as a 17 year old," he said. "It is also where I met my wife Tanya, 18 years ago, at a St Vincent de Paul Youth Conference in Armidale.
''This role is an opportunity to repay the enormous debt of gratitude that I owe the Society and its members."
St Vincent de Paul Society national president Syd Tutton told The Catholic Weekly: "Graham has been a member of the Society since he was a boy, and brings to the role a passionate commitment to social justice and excellent working knowledge of the community sector of NSW.''
"As the former member for Campbelltown, Graham represented one of the youngest areas of the State and is deeply committed to St Vincent de Paul Society's Mission to stand with people who have been pushed to the margins," Mr Tutton said in a media release.