Mr Stephen Elder first commenced as a Director on 1 January 2010 and was reappointed on 2 June 2015.

A former teacher, Stephen has been Executive Director of Catholic Education Melbourne since December 2006 and is Executive Director of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria. A member of the Victorian Parliament from 1988–1999, he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education from 1992–1999.

In 2002, the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association presented Stephen with an award for the Highest Contribution to the Benefit of Koorie Education. In 2016, he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the Catholic Church in Australia and to the community of Victoria.

Among his many appointments, Stephen is a Senator of the Australian Catholic University, a Commissioner of the National Catholic Education Commission, and sits on the Board of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.