We are pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Miller to the newly created post of Chief Operating Officer for the Archdiocese of Liverpool.
Martin has seventeen years' experience of working in the Anglican Diocese of Manchester, most recently in the role of Diocesan Secretary managing the diocesan offices and overseeing the work of diocesan staff who support Anglican churches across Greater Manchester and South Lancashire. Before this, he worked for ten years in social responsibility for the same diocese and was director of the Church and Society Department.
Martin and his wife, Judith, come originally from Glasgow. They have five young daughters. Martin is a committed Catholic and spent five years at a junior seminary of the Xaverian Missionary Fathers. He and his family attend their local church of St Ann's in Cheadle Hulme.
On news of his selection Martin said, "This is an exciting time for the Archdiocese of Liverpool as it journeys in prayer, reflection and action towards Synod 2020. It is an enormous privilege to have been appointed to this role and to support the Church on this journey as it discerns what God is calling it to be. I am grateful to Archbishop Malcolm and the Archdiocese for this opportunity to serve.'
The Archbishop, who led the selection panel, said, 'I am delighted to welcome Martin to join us in the work of the Archdiocese. This newly created post is a key part of the trustees' response to the review of the Archdiocesan offices last year. The review found that while the Archdiocesan offices provide a great deal of expertise to the mission around the Archdiocese, we could benefit further if the work of the departments was more coordinated and easier to access. Martin's appointment will ensure there is greater coordination between the departments and that parishes, schools and other diocesan agencies receive a service which is even more responsive to their particular needs.
'Martin's background and expertise make him uniquely qualified to take up the role of COO. He has significant financial and administrative experience in a similar role, understands from the "inside" the life of a parish and has a commitment to and passion for the work of the Church. I am sure managers and staff working at the Archdiocesan offices will soon fully appreciate what was clear to the selection panel during the recruitment process: his focus, energy and abilities to assist and develop a shared vision. I look forward to start working with him when he takes up his position in September.'