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 2009-2015, 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 Papua New Guinea, 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, operations, human resources 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, nonprofit 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
  • Appointed Finance Director (Hon) 27 August 2016
  • Chair of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Investment Committee

Stephen has extensive Aid and Development industry experience following 10 years as Chief Financial Officer with an aid and development non-governmental organisation. He brings finance and risk management expertise to this role. Stephen has wide nonprofit Board experience, currently a Board member of Jubilee Housing Inc.

<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 a Director of Nursing and a governance and leadership consultant, practicing primarily in the Health and Aged Care Industries. She is currently completing a Fellowship in Dementia and is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).  Tanya is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors 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, nonprofit 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>Jennifer Ward</p>
<p>Jennifer Ward</p>

Jennifer Ward

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

  • Appointed Director 23 October 2016
  • Member of TLMA’s 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

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

  • Appointed Director 23 October 2016
  • Member of TLMA’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

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

Damian Fisher

BSc (Hons) Physics, GradDiMgt

  • Appointed Director 26 February 2018

Damian has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, branding, product and customer management, gained within commercial companies such as British Airways (UK) and NRMA (Aus), plus extensive experience of leading voluntary activities at a church level.  Currently a member of the executive team at Bible Society Australia, where he manages Fundraising, Marketing, Branding and PR. Damian brings with him extensive experience in marketing, fundraising and donor engagement.


Sheldon Rankin
Chief Executive Officer

Nerida Collard
Executive Assistant

Simon Xue
Data Analyst

Customer Services Department

Tim Collison
Engagement Coordinator

Tina Mitchell
Customer Services Coordinator

Georgie Barclay, Timotei Feher, Esther Mathew, Lisa Sturzenegger, Miriam Ullrich 
Customer Services Officers

 Carly Lusk
Casual Customer Services Officer

Finance Department

Geraldine Toh
Finance Manager

Kent Zang

Linlu Liu
Assistant Accountant

Bill McDonald
Finance Volunteer

Communications and Fundraising Department

Paul Andrews
Marketing Manager

Belinda Pettman
Marketing Coordinator

Leanne Li
Fundraising Coordinator

Han May Liew
Digital Content Coordinator


Merchandise Department

Supa Thejan
Merchandise Manager

Jocelyn Lee
Merchandise Coordinator

International Program Department

Philip Hamilton
International Programs Manager

James Montgomery
International Programs Officer

April Holmes
International Programs Officer

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