Congratulations Ross Tarlinton OAM

Posted on June 14, 2018

Congratulations to Mr Ross Tarlinton OAM, whose award of the Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to secondary education” has been announced in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List.

This award acknowledges Ross’ distinguished career in educational leadership and governance of Catholic schools over many years. Ross currently serves as the Regional Director (QLD, NT & Northern NSW) of Marist Schools Australia, following on from outstanding terms of leadership as Headmaster of St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill (2006-17) and Marist College Canberra (2001-05). He has also made a significant contribution to Catholic education as a former Deputy Director of Schools and Principal of two schools in the Diocese of Lismore, as well as other significant governance and advisory roles including a Commissioner of NSW Catholic Education Commission and Member of the NSW Ministerial Committee for School Education Leaders.

This award is further recognition of Ross’ exemplary leadership as a Marist educator and his continuing commitment to the educational advancement of young Australians and those who teach them. I know Marists throughout the country join in congratulating Ross on this important recognition and honour for his contribution to our nation through Catholic education.


Dr Frank Malloy
National Director, Marist Schools Australia.