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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.

Jennifer Ward

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

Appointed Director 23 October 2016
Appointed Board Chair 15 October 2022

Member of the Governance and Risk Committee
Member of 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.

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 Governance & Risk Committee

Adam is Special Counsel with the law firm, Gadens.  A broad-based commercial and regulatory lawyer and credentialed corporate governance professional, Adam provides experience in matters of law, governance, risk and compliance.

Paul de Mare

B.Comm, Higher Dip: Accounting, M.Comm: Tax, CA

Appointed Director 10 October 2020
Appointed Finance Director 7 December 2020

Chair of 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 8½ years, Korus Connect, (previously named ACCESS ministries), as their Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary

Jennifer Cavanough

MEd (Counselling), Grad.Dip.Except.Ch, BEdSt, Cert IV Training & Assessment 

Appointed Director 10 October 2020
Member of Governance & Risk Committee

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.

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 Prayer, Engagement and Fundraising Committee

Kevin is the CEO/National Director of FEBC Australia and an Member of FEBC International. An ordained Baptist minister with qualifications in theology, non-profit management, consultancy and training, 25 years of senior church leadership experience and four years chairing an international mission association—Kevin brings leadership, strategy, theological thinking, cross-cultural awareness and mission experience to this position. His practical and insightful acumen, along with witty and outgoing personality makes for healthy Board functioning and interaction.

Dr Judy Louie

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

Appointed Director 23 October 2016
Member of 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, a religious institution and non-profit organisations for more than 10 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.

Dr Angeline Low

PhD, M Mgt, B.Econ (Hons), MAICD 

Appointed Director 25 June 2018
Chair of International Programs Committee
Member of Finance & Audit Committee

Angeline has more than 25 years on the Board of Directors in international charity and development organisations. Her significant Board appointments include Family Planning NSW, Northern Sydney Area Health Service, ChildFund Australia and Action on Poverty. In addition, she has many years of professional and business experience. Angeline’s last corporate appointments were as a Partner of Deloitte Malaysia and Director of Asia-Pacific Consulting in Deloitte Sydney. 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.

Dr Colin Martin

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

Appointed Director 12 July 2012
Member of Prayer, Engagement and Fundraising Committee
Member of 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 12 months, from 2009-2019, 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.

Fifi Rashando

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

Appointed Director 25 June 2018

Fifi manages Good Return’s gender-lens investments, business advisory support, and stakeholder engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. On their behalf, she is also an executive member of AADC (Australian Disability Development Consortium). Holding a Strategic Leadership for Inclusive Finance certificate from Harvard Business School and an MBA from University of Wollongong in Australia, she has over 20 years of governance, management and consulting experience in inclusive finance, impact investment, international development, and humanitarian sectors. She has contributed towards the growth of reputable organisations to build inclusive economies, ensuring participation of marginalised people including women and people with disabilities.

Dr Mark Morley

BA (Arabic), BComm, MInt'lBus, SJD (Law).

Appointed Director 27 September 2021
Chair of Prayer, Promotion & Fundraising Committee

Mark has a strong consulting background, and extensive experience in Australia and abroad. He was a senior diplomat in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and then in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and has worked at Regional Development Victoria and Telstra in executive roles. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic, a Master of International Relations, and a doctorate in law at Monash University, on Islamism and its influence on Christian minorities in Pakistan. Mark has also published a book on the subject. Mark currently works on a consultancy basis with an international not-for-profit agency in leadership development, and serves as an independent director at Bendigo Community Health Services (BCHS), Regional Partnerships Victoria, and the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo (and its subsidiary arms: Bencourt and New Horizons). Mark calls Bendigo home, and was raised in regional Victoria and in Melbourne. He is married to a clinician, has had four children, and worships at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Bendigo.



Sheldon Rankin
Chief Executive Officer

Finance Department

Geraldine Toh
Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Ng
Senior Accountant

Kent Zang

Linlu Liu
Assistant Accountant

Simon Xue
Data Analyst

Neil Colina
Database Administrator

Customer Services Department

Angelene Carr
Customer Service Coordinator

Andrea Salinas, Tarinya de Silva, Josephine Fam
Customer Service Officers

Operations & HR Department

Nerida Collard
Operations & HR Manager

Lydia Reid
Operations & Administration Coordinator

International Program Department

Andrew Newmarch
International Programs Manager

Eva Lee
International Programs Officer

Ravi Fernando
International Programs Finance Officer

 Fundraising and Communications Department 

Paul Andrews
Fundraising and Communications Manager

Belinda Pettman
Communications Coordinator

Bhagya Withana
Digital Content Coordinator

Glen Coleman
Church Engagement Coordinator

Jane Treloar
Engagement Support Officer

Jolene Molloy
Gifts in Wills Officer

Georgie Barclay
Sponsorship Coordinator

Nicole Watts
Sponsorship Officer


 Social Enterprise Department

Supa Thejan
Social Enterprise Manager

Jocelyn Lee
Inventory and Logistics Coordinator

Shristi Tandukar
Supply Chain Assistant

Crystal Nguyen
Marketing Coordinator