Governance & Staff


The Leprosy Mission Australia is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of member from various fields of expertise within the community.  Members include representatives from financial, medical, field service, promotional and marketing and human resource fields.

<p>Steven Meredith</p>
<p>Steven Meredith</p>

Steven Meredith

Grad Dip Mgt, GAICD
Banking, Finance and International Business Management

  • Appointed Director 21 October 2013
  • Appointed Chairman 12 October 2019
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Governance & Risk Committee
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Finance & Audit Committee
  • Chair of the TLM Global Fellowship Strategy Working Group

Steven has significant banking, corporate treasury, operations, human resources and business development experience and possesses expertise in corporate governance, finance, risk management and succession planning. He has held a number of senior executive leadership roles, both domestically and internationally. Currently the CEO of The William Wilberforce Foundation, Steven is actively involved in leadership in his local church and is passionate about supporting the work of Christian, non-profit and missionary organisations across Australia.

<p>Adam Walker </p>
<p>Adam Walker </p>

Adam Walker

BA LLB (Hons) LLM (Commercial Law) AGIA Law, Governance and Management

  • Appointed Director 21 October 2013
  • Appointed Deputy Chair 12 October 2019
  • Chair of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Governance & Risk Committee

Adam is a partner with Gadens Lawyers, whose commercial law practice focuses on the fields of competition and consumer law, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property and technology.  A member of the Governance Institute of Australia and previously serving also on the board of a charity addressing health issues in remote indigenous communities, Adam brings broad experience in matters of law, governance, risk and compliance.

<p>Jennifer Cavanough</p>
<p>Jennifer Cavanough</p>

Jennifer Cavanough


  • Appointed Director 10 October 2020

Jennifer has 30 years’ experience in Education in the disability sector. In addition, she worked as a counsellor in both private practice and for a non-profit organisation. She lectured in Family Systems Theory for 9 years at Tabor College Hobart. Jenn was an active volunteer for Scripture Union for many years, as well as in her local church, and has served on the Board of a non-profit organisation.

Pre-retirement she worked in the safeguarding children role in the Tasmanian Anglican Diocese. She is currently writing training material in the National Principles for child safe organisations for a non-profit organisation.

<p>Paul de Mare</p>
<p>Paul de Mare</p>

Paul de Mare

M.Comm, CA

  • Appointed Director 10 October 2020
  • Chair of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Finance & Audit Committee

Paul has some 25 years business experience having worked as a Corporate and International Tax expert for a Multinational based in South Africa for some 20 of these years. He led a team and, together with the team, managed the tax affairs of the multinational’s African group for the last 10 years prior to moving to Australia. On moving to Australia in 2010 his focus changed and he has been working in the Christian Not for Profit sector, working for Arrow Leadership and for the last 6½ years, Korus Connect, (previously named ACCESS ministries), as their Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary.

His professional qualifications include: B.Comm, Dip Accounting, Chartered Accountant in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Higher Dip International Tax, M.Comm (Taxation).

<p>Damian Fisher </p>
<p>Damian Fisher </p>

Damian Fisher

BSc (Hons) Physics, DMS, GAICD

  • Appointed Director 26 February 2018
  • Chair of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Prayer, Promotion and Fundraising Committee

Damian is a qualified Company Director and has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, branding, product and customer management, gained within commercial companies such as British Airways (UK) and NRMA (Aus). His most recent role was part of the executive team at Bible Society Australia, where he managed Fundraising, Marketing, Branding and PR. Damian brings with him extensive knowledge in marketing, fundraising and donor engagement alongside experience of leading voluntary activities at a church level.

<p>Rev. Kevin Keegan </p>
<p>Rev. Kevin Keegan </p>

Rev. Kevin Keegan

Grad.Cert.NFP Management; Grad. Dip.Th, B.Th, TAE40110 Cert IV Training & Assessment, Cert.Ministry Consultancy, Cert.Ordination

  • Appointed Director 9 February 2015
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Prayer, Engagement and Fundraising Committee

Kevin is the CEO/National Director of FEBC Australia and an Executive Member of FEBC International. An ordained Baptist minister with qualifications in theology, non-profit management, consultancy and training, 25 years of leading churches and four years chairing an international mission association—Kevin brings leadership, strategy, theological thinking, cross-cultural awareness and mission experience to this position.

<p>Dr Judy Louie</p>
<p>Dr Judy Louie</p>

Dr Judy Louie

PhD(Acc), MBus(Acc), Grad.Dip(Acc), BSc, CPA

  • Appointed Director 23 October 2016
  • Appointed Acting Finance Director 12 October 2019
  • Member of TLMA’s Finance & Audit Committee

Judy has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience in accounting and information technology. She completed her PhD degree in accounting and is currently Finance Manager at the NewHope Baptist Church. She was previously a lecturer in accounting at La Trobe University for 11 years and a lecturer in information technology at Sunway University in Malaysia for 4 years. Judy is a CPA and has strong industry background, having worked in an accounting firm and nonprofit organisations for 7 years. She had served for 7 years as a leader in Navigators, a University Christian student group, to help meet the various needs of students from overseas.

<p>Dr Angeline Low</p>
<p>Dr Angeline Low</p>

Dr Angeline Low

PhD, M Mgt, B.Econ (Hons), MAICD

  • Appointed Director 25 June 2018
  • Member of TLMA’s Finance & Audit Committee

Angeline has more than 25 years on Board of Directors in international charity and development organisations. In addition she has many years of professional and business experience.  On an international level, Angeline is an active participant and speaker in various international engagements on gender, leadership and economic inclusion of women. She had been the guest of the European Union, the OECD and the ILO on a number of occasions to deliberate on gender issues in entrepreneurship and in senior management. She holds a PhD in entrepreneurship research. Today Angeline manages her private investments and spends the rest of her time in philanthropic work.

<p>Dr Colin Martin</p>
<p>Dr Colin Martin</p>

Dr Colin Martin

General Medical Practitioner (Retired)

  • Appointed Director 12 July 2012
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Prayer, Engagement and Fundraising Committee
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s International Programs Committee
  • Member of the TLM International Board since 2019
  • Member of the TLM Timor Leste Advisory Board (as Global Fellowship Representative) since 2019

Colin practised as a rural procedural GP and practice administrator for 35 years, with a focus on people in need. He retired from practice in June 2016. His field work experience in Nepal over a period of 10 months, from 2009-2017, allowed him to develop an understanding of the problems and issues facing that country in the implementation of leprosy related services and programs. He has also been able to see the work of The Leprosy Mission Australia and its partners in Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, India and Thailand.

<p>Fifi Rashando</p>
<p>Fifi Rashando</p>

Fifi Rashando

MBA (IntBus), GradDipMin, BA (English Literature)

  • Appointed Director 25 June 2018
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s International Programs Committee

Fifi manages Good Return’s gender-lens investments, business advisory support, and stakeholder engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. She has over 19 years of management and consulting experience in the international development and humanitarian sector. Holding an MBA and a Strategic Leadership for Inclusive Finance certificate from Harvard Business School, she has contributed towards the growth of reputable organisations; developed partnerships and gender-lens projects for socio-economic inclusion; and designed multiple projects with inclusive business models. Her work is guided by the principles of innovation, access to finance, inclusive value chains, influencing market systems and creating commercial enterprises to generate employment for the marginalised, particularly for women, and people with disability. She is actively engaged in the governance of Haggai International Australia.

<p>Shivani Singh</p>
<p>Shivani Singh</p>

Shivani Singh

BA (Law)

  • Appointed Director 10 October 2020

Human rights, the prevention of discrimination and empowerment have been consistent themes of Shivani’s career in dispute resolution, training, investigations and management. Shivani has a Bachelor of Arts/Law and has worked for over a decade advocating for equality while at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. She currently works within the disability sector managing investigations which ensure people with disability have a voice and safeguards. Shivani brings this passion and expertise with her as she chooses to serve on TLMA Board.

Shivani is committed to Christ and has served in many different ministry areas at her church in Glen Waverley. She seeks to show Christ’s love to the people she interacts with at church, work, home and in the neighbourhood. Shivani is excited to serve on a Board in an organisation where obedience to Christ and a demonstration of his love is clearly evident in the work of TLMA .

<p>Jennifer Ward</p>
<p>Jennifer Ward</p>

Jennifer Ward

MBA, BEcon (HONS), Post Grad Dip, GAICD

  • Appointed Director 23 October 2016
  • Chair of TLMA’s International Programs Committee
  • Member of TLMA’s Finance & Audit Committee

Jenny has over 25 years’ experience in international business, economics and human resource management to bring to her role. She has held a variety of senior executive roles both in Australia and internationally (Japan, China, USA, Asia Pacific) with large global organisations including BHPBilliton and World Vision Australia. Jenny is a qualified Company Director, has a Masters of Business Administration and a post graduate degree in Economics. She brings broad governance, cross cultural, business and human resource management experience to the Board.


Sheldon Rankin
Chief Executive Officer

Nerida Collard
Executive Assistant

Simon Xue
Data Analyst

Customer Services Department

Tina Mitchell
Customer Services Manager

Miriam Ullrich, Angelene Carr, Glenda Hunt, Jessica Sharp, Andrea Salinas
Customer Services Officers

Georgie Barclay
Sponsorship Coordinator

Lisa Sturzenegger
Sponsorship Officer

Alan Couper
Database Administrator

Finance Department

Geraldine Toh
Finance Manager

Kent Zang

Linlu Liu
Assistant Accountant


Communications and Fundraising Department

Paul Andrews
Marketing Manager

Belinda Pettman
Marketing Coordinator

Leanne Li
Fundraising Coordinator

Tim Lam
Digital Content Coordinator


Merchandise Department

Supa Thejan
Merchandise Manager

Jocelyn Lee
Inventory and Logistics Coordinator

Louise Egan
Buyer/Product Developer

Celine Abdalian
Marketing Coordinator – Merchandise

International Program Department

Andrew Newmarch
International Programs Manager

Eva Lee
International Programs Officer

Ravi Fernando
International Programs Finance Officer


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