Senior Leadership T​eam

Our Senior Leadership Team carries responsibilities for the day-to-day management of CCI’s operations and the implementation of the policies and strategies approved by the board. The team combines decades of experience to provide guidance, make operational decisions, review performance and steer the strategic direction of CCI.​

Tim Farren

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Farren is the Chief Executive Officer for Catholic Church Insurance (CCI). He has 35 years of experience in the insurance industry and broking across the globe. A diverse career across client roles, client management, risk management and strategy, and a keen eye for business development opportunities have framed his strong leadership experience. Tim is an analytical thinker who oversees operational and functional analysis of risk, product development, pricing, and overall client experience. His expertise supports the work of determining underwriting policy and pricing. Tim has served in roles at Arthur J. Gallagher and Ansvar and brings international insurance acumen to all CCI client segments. He is Chair of Baptcare, a large multi-state not-for-profit residential aged care and community services provider.

Sally Stares


Sally is General Manager, People & Culture for Catholic Church Insurance (CCI). She leads Human Resources, Organisational Development and Change, Payroll Function, and Building Administration. Sally has developed industry knowledge of Employee Relations, Claims Management, Compliance, Change Management and Employee Development over 27 years working in the United Kingdom and Australia. She is responsible for the company-wide advancement of CCI’s core values and the development of its unique culture that prioritises people over profits. Sally determines policies and programs for the professional uplift of competencies such as performance management and learning and development. She oversees the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Policy, leading workplace wellness support for staff through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Sally is a director for the organisation’s charitable foundation CCI Giving.