About Troy Davies
In April 2018 Troy Davies was appointed as the CEO of Catholic Social Services. With nearly 1900 employees, CSS is the largest multi-function social service agency in Alberta, and one of the largest in Canada.
Prior to joining the agency, Troy spent 5 years as a school division Chief Superintendent and 4 years as an Assistant Superintendent. Previous to that he spent almost a decade in school-level administration, including 8 years as a principal, at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. Except for two years spent teaching with the Jesuits in inner-city Baltimore, Troy’s entire educational career occurred within Alberta’s Catholic school system, and included a term as provincial president of the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta.
Troy has earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Regina; a B.Ed. in Catholic Studies from McGill University; a M.Ed. in Leadership from the University of Calgary; and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Alberta.
He currently serves on the board of the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, the University of Alberta Senate, and the provincial government’s Panel for Red Tape Reduction for the Not-for-Profit Sector. He loves curling, football, and travelling, and is an avid reader and frequent guest speaker.
Troy and his wife Kathryn have four sons, aged 10 to 22, who keep them very busy. He is passionate about the gospel’s message to bring hope and care to those on the margins and believes strongly in the power of education to lift people to new levels of promise and potential.