On December 18 2016, Kevin Ross, the Chairman of the Archdiocesan Development Fund Board, received a papal honour in recognition of his professional and volunteer work in the Brisbane Archdiocese.
Mr Ross, who was appointed to the ADF Board in April 2004 and elected Chairman in September 2005 was invested in the ancient Pontifical Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great and is now able to call himself a Knight of the Order of St Gregory.
The honour was still a shock to the married father of five who has been a member of the St John’s Wood The Gap Parish for 40 years.
“It’s blown me away,” Mr Ross said. “I’m sure other people would have told you the same thing, you do not feel worthy of such an honour and there’s so many other people that I think work much harder for the Church in carrying out the Gospel message than I do, right at the forefront of ministry and mission.
I hope to be seen that I’m but an example of what others are doing, just one, not the standout in any shape or form.”
Mr Ross has also participated on various committees over the past 24 years including appointments to Centacare, Brisbane Catholic Education, Archdiocesan Finance Council and work with Catholic health agencies.
The Board and Staff of the ADF would like to congratulate Mr Ross on his knighthood and thank him for is continued contribution to the ADF Board and the Brisbane Archdiocese.