CDF announces appointment of Andrew Carman as Chief Financial Officer and farewells Ward Italiano, GM Finance, Risk & Administration
9 May 2022
Catholic Development Fund (CDF) is pleased to announce that Andrew Carman has joined the organisation’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will contribute to the growth, strategic direction, and leadership of CDF while driving financial and operational performance and reporting to the Board, Committees and CEO.   

Andrew brings with him over two decades of experience in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining CDF, he served as the CFO at BankVic; a member-owned mutual bank with a customer base of 120,000 and assets of $2.8B. He was also a previous Board Member of the Emergency Services Foundation, previous CDF Board Member and former Chair of the CDF Community Fund Australian Financial Services License holder, CDFCF AFSL Ltd.  

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, Economics & Finance, is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). Andrew was educated at Whitefriars College in Donvale. 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew to the role of Chief Financial Officer for Catholic Development Fund. Andrew’s experience with purpose driven organisations, combined with his financial expertise will ensure CDF continues to balance margin and mission for the common good. He will be an invaluable addition to the organisation and leadership team,’ says Matthew Cassin, Chief Executive Officer.  

Andrew will take over from Ward Italiano who has decided to return to Western Australia after five years with CDF in Melbourne. To ensure a smooth transition, Ward will remain with CDF until the end of May to help Andrew settle into the role. 

I would like to express my sincere thanks to Ward for his significant contribution to CDF. He has been a stalwart of the CDF executive team and a significant enabler of change across the organisation during his time at CDF. The quality and quantity of his contribution to CDF and the wider Church reflects his deep commitment to the Mission of the Church, his strong technical expertise and his exceptional industriousness. On behalf of the CDF Board and staff I would like to wish Ward and his family every blessing for the future,’ says Matthew Cassin. 

Pictured: Ward Italiano and Andrew Carman