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Welcome to the Sydney Catholic Business Network

The Sydney Catholic Business Network, launched in 2011, is an initiative of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and is a great opportunity for business, community, government and Catholic leaders to meet on a regular basis, to discuss matters of mutual concern and to work together on contemporary issues.

The purpose of our network is to form ethical professionals, responsible leaders and social influencers in our community.

Over the years, we have been fortunate to hear incisive ideas, and learn of the challenging issues of the day, which consequently move people to make a difference in their professional environment and personal lives.

Such topics explored have included the preservation of our democracy, domestic violence, business ethics 101, religious liberty, Christian persecution and many others from a Catholic Christian perspective.

The success of these events, with our prominent speakers, could not be achieved without our loyal members and sponsors.

There are four luncheons each year, held at the Hyatt Regency. Membership is also open to non-Catholics who share our Christian values.

We hope you consider becoming part of our unique community and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

For further information, including membership or sponsorship enquiries, please phone 1800 753 959, or email

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Upcoming Sydney Catholic Business Luncheons

Friday, 11 February 2022

Become a member

The Sydney Catholic Business Network is an initiative of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. It is a network of business, community and Catholic leaders.

Membership is open to Christians and non-Christians alike. There is an annual fee which covers four business luncheons throughout the year.

The Business Network luncheons give an opportunity to network with like-minded people, share a meal, and hear from an array of high-class speakers.

Annual membership: $484 (includes GST).

Members are also encouraged to invite their guests. Guest attendance per function is $135 (includes GST).

To submit an expression of interest, please complete the Sydney Catholic Business Network Expression of Interest form. If you have been referred by someone, please provide their name in the form.

For further information and membership inquiries, please phone:

Tel: 1800 753 959

Sydney Catholic Business Network Expression of Interest Form


    Sponsorship opportunities for each of the luncheons includes:

    • Acknowledgement and thanks by MC as luncheon sponsor
    • Corporate logo on screen during luncheon
    • Corporate information pack, brochure or small gift placed at each seating
    • Two complimentary seats at the head table
    • 1 full year membership
    • 'Vote of thanks'

    $5,500 (plus GST) per luncheon

    For further information, please contact:

    Michael Mendieta
    Tel: (02) 9307 8441
    Mob: 0400 252 877

      Professor Hayden Ramsay

      Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Coordination, ACU

      "The Business Network is another way in which we can build on the social capital of our society through the interaction among a diverse range of people, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, good people with Christian values who are supportive of our work and interested in a dialogue." 

      Catherine Harris AO

      Chair, Harris Farm Markets

      “The first two business network events have been extraordinary, I never realised how interesting, influential and diverse the Sydney Catholic Business Network is, I’ll definitely go again!”

      The Hon. Michael Egan FAICD

      Chancellor, Macquarie University, Chairman, Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Pty Ltd, Chairman, Australian Fisheries Management Commission, Chairman, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine

      “The Sydney Catholic Business Network is a terrific opportunity for likeminded people from many different backgrounds to get together and discuss the issues that will shape Australia’s future. It is a great initiative and I look forward to participating in it.”

      Dr Marie Leech

      Principal, Sancta Sophia College (within the University of Sydney)

      “The Sydney business community can be ‘sliced’ in a range of ways – but what better way than the Catholic ‘slice’, uniting and connecting as it does those with such aligned values but also providing the potential for a force for profound and significant impact on the business community in general.”

      Jacques van Schalkwyk

      CEO, Celeste Catering

      Fantastic event. Deeply touched by speakers stories. Very moving.

      Doug Sutherland

      Chartered Accountant, Sutherland & Co (Former Lord Mayor of Sydney)

      “Such a venture should be very fulfilling to all those who choose to join because of an assured empathy, and the communion will afford mutual benefit. The consequent associations will, I am sure, enhance the fundamental beliefs and moral standards of all.”

      Tim Fischer AC

      Former Ambassador to the Holy See

      “Very good purposeful lunches with knowledge shared and the bonus, running to time.”

      Karl Morris

      Executive Chairman, Ord Minnett

      “I am delighted to support the Sydney Catholic Business Network which will bring professional Catholics together to share not only their Christian Faith but to encourage and support each other in their positions as business leaders.”


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