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.
Colin Leonard Martin
GAICD, MB.BS, DRANZCOG, Grad.Dip. FM, MPH&TM, FRACGP
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.
Grad Dip Mgt, GAICD
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.
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.
B Visual Communications
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.
BA LLB (Hons) LLM (Commercial Law)
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.
MBA (Law) CCC BN AFCHSM MAICD
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.
Rev. Kevin Keegan
Grad.Cert.NFP Management; Grad. Dip.Th, B.Th, TAE40110 Cert IV Training & Assessment, Cert.Ministry Consultancy, Cert.Ordination
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.
Masters of Social Science (International Development): RMIT.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Customer Services Coordinator
Georgie Barclay, Miriam Ullrich
Customer Services Officers
Timotei Feher, Linda Fortmann, John Schoer, Lisa Sturzenegger
Casual Customer Services Officers
Digital Content Coordinator
International Program Manager
International Program Officer