Diana Hayes is a Religious of the Sacred Heart in the Australia-New Zealand Province. She was a primary school teacher and then worked for a social work degree in mid-life. She worked in a hospital with children and adults with cerebral palsy and in community aged care before taking up roles more internal to her congregation and working in vocation ministry. Hayes attended St. Beunos in North Wales in 2014 to do a course in retreat giving and spiritual direction. She is a member of the leadership team of her province and is involved in several other ministries part-time. She joined Australian Catholic Religious Against the Trafficking of Humans (ACRATH) in 2014.