Governance

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 2018-19, and known as the Board.

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

Dr Colin Martin

GAICD, MB.BS, DRANZCOG, Grad.Dip. FM, MPH&TM, FRACGP
General Medical Practitioner

  • Appointed Director 12 July 2012
  • Appointed Chairman 20 September 2014
  • Chair of TLMA’s Prayer, Engagement and Fundraising Committee
  • Member of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s International Program Committee as well as the Human Resources and Governance Committee
  • Member of the TLM Global Fellowship Member Review Working Group

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 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>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 Deputy Chair 20 September 2014
  • Chair of The Leprosy Mission Australia’s Human Resources and Governance Committee
  • Chair of the TLM Global Fellowship Strategy Working Group

Steven has over 25 years of 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. 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 non-profit 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) AGIA Law, Governance and Management

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

Adam is a partner with Gadens Lawyers, whose commercial law practice focuses on the fields of intellectual property, competition and consumer law, franchising, technology and privacy law.  A member of the Governance Institute of Australia, and serving also on a national professional body’s human research ethics committee, Adam brings with him broad experience in commercial, corporate and not-for-profit law.

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

Tanya McPharlane

MBA (Law) CCC BN AFCHSM MAICD

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

With a 35 year career as a registered nurse and nurse administrator, Tanya is a governance and leadership consultant, practicing primarily in the Health, Aged, Dementia and Palliative Care sectors. She is also a Non-Executive Board Director for Palliative Care South East Ltd, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).  Tanya provides mentoring services for the Health Leaders Program for Leadership Victoria and brings with her, broad experience in health and aged care; business, clinical, operational, and human resource management. Tanya’s 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 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>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 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>Damian Fisher </p>
<p>Damian Fisher </p>

Damian Fisher

BSc (Hons) Physics, DMS

  • 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.

<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

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

Fifi Rashando

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

  • Appointed Director 25 June 2018

Fifi is a Social Economic Inclusion Specialist with over 15 years of experience in the international development and humanitarian sector across Australia, Asia and Pacific regions. She has contributed towards the strategic growth of a number of reputable organisations; achieved corporate strategies; ensured compliance with legislative requirements; designed and managed multiple projects with inclusive business models which are guided by the principles of innovation, job creation, access to finance and creating commercial enterprises. She is currently the Principal Consultant of ODS and a board member of Haggai International Australia.

Staff

Sheldon Rankin
Chief Executive Officer

Nerida Collard
Executive Assistant

Simon Xue
Data Analyst

Engagement Department

Tim Collison
Engagement Coordinator

Customer Services Department

Tina Mitchell
Customer Services Coordinator

Georgie Barclay, Kelly Lackovic, Lisa Sturzenegger, Miriam Ullrich 
Customer Services Officers

Carly Lusk
Casual Customer Services Officer

Finance Department

Geraldine Toh
Finance Manager

Kent Zang
Accountant

Linlu Liu
Assistant Accountant

Bill McDonald
Finance Volunteer

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

Esther Mathew
Merchandise Coordinator

Jocelyn Lee
Warehouse Coordinator

International Program Department

Philip Hamilton
International Programs Manager

April Holmes
International Programs Officer

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