Governance & Staff


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

The following National Council members are the elected governance body for 2015-16, and known as the National Board.

<p>Colin Leonard Martin</p>
<p>Colin Leonard Martin</p>

Colin Leonard Martin

General Medical Practitioner

  • Appointed Director 12 July 2012
  • Appointed Chairman 20 September 2014
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s International Program Committee as well as the Human Resources and Governance Committee

Colin has 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 9 months, from 2009-2014, allowed him to develop an understanding of the problems and issues facing that country in the implementation of services and programs. He has also been able to see the work of The Leprosy Mission Australia and its partners in PNG, Timor Leste, India and Thailand.

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

Steven Meredith

Grad Dip Mgt, GAICD
Banking and Business Management

  • Appointed Director 21 October 2013
  • Appointed Deputy Chair 20 September 2014
  • Chair of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Human Resources and Governance Committee

Steven has over 25 years of banking, corporate treasury and business development 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. Steven is a qualified company Director. He is actively involved in leadership in his local church and is passionate about supporting the work of Christian, Not for Profit and missionary organisations in Melbourne.

<p>Stephen Lockrey </p>
<p>Stephen Lockrey </p>

Stephen Lockrey

B.Comm., CA
Risk Management

  • Appointed Director 21 October 2013
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee as well as a the International Program Committee

Stephen has extensive Aid and Development industry experience following 10 years as Chief Financial Officer with an aid and development NGO. He brings finance and risk management expertise to this role. Stephen has wide Not for Profit Board experience, currently a Board member of Jubilee Housing Inc.

<p>Chrisy Savvides </p>
<p>Chrisy Savvides </p>

Chrisy Savvides

B Visual Communications

  • Elected Director 16 Oct 2006.
  • Appointed Director 16 October 2006
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Prayer, Engagement and Fundraising Committee

Chrisy has had 30 years advertising experience. Initially she was with an international advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather (8 years), then Australian agency, Harris Robinson & Courtenay (5 years), followed by another smaller agency (8 years) and now freelance. Her clients included a few Not for Profit organisations.

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

Adam Walker

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

  • Appointed Director 21 October 2013
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Human Resources and Governance Committee

Adam is currently a partner with Gadens Lawyers, primarily practising in technology, intellectual property and competition and consumer law. He is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Franchise Council of Australia, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Victorian Society for Computers and the Law. Adam brings with him broad experience in commercial and corporate law, supported by a Master of Laws (Commercial Law) postgraduate qualification.

<p>Tanya McPharlane </p>
<p>Tanya McPharlane </p>

Tanya McPharlane


  • Appointed Director 9 February 2015
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Human Resources and Governance Committee

With a 33 year career as a registered nurse and nurse administrator, Tanya is an administrator and governance consultant practising primarily in the Health and Aged Care Industry. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers and a Mentor for Leadership Victoria and the ACHSM. Tanya brings with her broad experience in health and aged care; clinical, operational, business and human resource management. Her experience is supported by a Master of Business Administration (Law) and directorship, auditing and clinical postgraduate qualifications.

<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 ordained Baptist minister. With qualifications in theology, Not for Profit management, consultancy and training, 25 years of leading churches and 3 years chairing an international mission association – Kevin brings leadership, strategy, theological thinking, cross-cultural awareness and mission experience to this position.

<p>Grace Asten </p>
<p>Grace Asten </p>

Grace Asten

Masters of Social Science (International Development): RMIT.
Bachelor of Arts: Australian National University. Diploma of Government: Australian Public Service Commission

  • Appointed Director 9 February 2015
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s International Program Committee

Having worked with support and field teams in Australia and the United Kingdom as well as East, West and Southern Africa, Grace brings a wide range of experience from across small and large NGOs in the international development sector. Grace holds a Masters Degree in International Development and has a passion for effective community development which empowers communities to draw on their strengths to work together towards community defined goals.

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

Jennifer Ward


Jennifer was appointed to the Board in October 2016 and is also a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk 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.

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

Dr Judy Louie


Judy has 20 years of knowledge and experience in accounting and information technology. She completed her PhD degree in accounting and is currently a lecturer in accounting at La Trobe University. She was previously a lecturer in information technology at the Sunway University in Malaysia for 4 years. Judy is a CPA and has strong industry background, having worked in an accounting firm and Not for Profit 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.


Sheldon Rankin
Chief Executive Officer

Nerida Collard
Executive Assistant

Simon Xue
Data Analyst

Customer Services Department

Pam Lake
Relationship Manager

Tim Collison
Engagement Coordinator

Tina Mitchell
Customer Services Coordinator

Georgie Barclay, Miriam Ullrich
Customer Services Officers

Timotei Feher, John Schoer, Lisa Sturzenegger
Casual Customer Services Officers

Finance Department

Geraldine Toh
Finance Manager

Kent Zang
Assistant Accountant

Linlu Liu
Accounting Officer

Communications and Fundraising Department

Paul Andrews
Marketing Manager

Belinda Pettman
Marketing Assistant

Andrew Hateley-Browne
Digital Content Coordinator

Merchandise Department

Supa Thejan
Merchandise Manager

International Program Department

Philip Hamilton
International Program Manager

James Montgomery
International Program Officer

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