Chair of the Board; Chair of the Board Executive Committee; Chair of Human Resources and Governance Committee; Member of Programs Performance Committee; Member of Finance and Investment Committee; and Member of Marketing and Communications Committee.
BA (Social Anthropology & International Development); Dip. Financial Planning; Certified Financial Planner (CFP); MAICD.
Phil joined the Board in 2009. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector and recently returned from seven years based in South East Asia working with civil society and the private sector to promote integrity, transparency and accountability. Phil was the CEO of Transparency International Australia, an Accredited Member of Transparency International – the leading global NGO
focused on fighting corruption. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2017, Phil became the Executive Director of Greenlane Christian Fellowship based in Auckland, New Zealand. Phil was Vice Chair of our Board for 2 years and as of February 2017 was appointed our Board Chair.
Member of Board Executive Committee; Human Resources and Governance Committee; Programs Performance Committee; Finance and Investment Committee; and Marketing and Communications Committee.
BA (Hons); Grad. Dip. Financial Services; MAICD
John joined Transform Aid International as CEO and Board Member in July 2010, after more than 20 years in leadership roles working in Australia and internationally. Roles have included CEO of Newcastle Permanent Building Society, and General Manager and Executive Board member of ING Bank Australia. John has a degree in Political Science (Hons) focusing on International Relations and has postgraduate qualifications in Financial Services and International Business Leadership. John also serves on a number of Boards and governance / strategic leadership roles in Australia and internationally, including:
Chair of Finance and Investment Committee
B. Commerce, (UWA) Chartered Accountant.
Paul originally joined the Board in May 2009. In May 2014 he resigned to work in India. Upon his return to Australia, he was re-appointed as a Board Member in November 2015. Paul has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience spanning audit and assurance, corporate finance with Deloitte, and business management in the independent school sector. Paul is currently the Director of Business at South Coast Baptist College.
Board Member; Member of Board Executive Committee and Member of Human Resources and Governance Committee.
Cert. Business (RMIT); Grad Dip Management (USQ); MAICD.
Mick joined the Board in May 2011. He has over 35 years of business and management experience. For 18 years, until the end of 2015, Mick was Regional CEO (Australasia and North Asia) of Agility Logistics, a global top 10 logistics company. Mick now spends his time as an Advisory Board Member and Director of a number of private companies involved in industries including Transport and Logistics, Business Investment and Technology. He also serves as Vice Chair of CBM Australia and is a Member of the Governing Council of Baptist Union, Victoria, and is Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee. Mick was previously a Director and Vice Chair of Business for Millennium Development from 2010 to 2015, and Chair of Eastern College Australia (formerly known as ‘Tabor Victoria’) from 2009 to 2014. Mick is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Australian Institute of Management. Mick and his wife Annette worship at
Syndal Baptist Church, Melbourne.
Chair of Programs Performance Committee
Simon joined the Board in May 2009. In addition to his corporate experience, he has over 20 years of experience in the aid and development sector during which time he has helped establish and support numerous organisations with a particular focus on Board strengthening and senior management.
Chair of Marketing and Communications Committee
B. Business Management (Marketing); Associate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management/ Industrial Relations); MAICD.
Julie joined the Board in November 2015. She is the founder and Director of ‘The Marketing Box’ and has a corporate marketing and business consulting background. Julie also serves as Deputy Chair of the Board of Baptist Care South Australia. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Member of Marketing and Communications Committee
Brad joined the Board in 2008. He is the founder and Managing Director of ‘imageseven’, a marketing communications firm. Brad’s professional expertise includes brand and marketing strategy, reputation management, and marketing governance. He also serves as a Member of the Baptist Union of Western Australia Council. Brad is a Member of the Australian Graphic Design Association, Public Relations Institute of Australia, and Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
BA (Hon), M.Div. (Hon), Th.M., Ph.D. in Education and Homiletics.
Allan joined the Board in 2016. He is the Senior Pastor of NewHope Baptist Church in Victoria, where he has served since 1995, and the Executive Director of NewHope Community Care Inc. Allan has served on various Boards in Canada and Australia. He is currently a Member of the Union Council of the Baptist Union of Victoria and an adjunct lecturer at Whitley College.
Member of Finance and Investment Committee
B Commerce, CA, MAICD.
Heidi joined the Board in November 2016. She is an accounting professional with 15 years of hands-on experience in the not-for-profit industry. She is currently the Associate Director of Finance and Administration at the Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT where she supports over 300 churches to meet complex compliance requirements and adhere to not-for-profit specific rules and legislation. Previously, Heidi was a Member of the not-for-profit specialist group at Deloitte for over 7 years, providing audit, financial advisory and other services to not-for-profit organisations. Heidi is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Member of Marketing and Communications Committee
Karen joined the board in November 2016. She has extensive experience in Christian leadership. She has worked for the Willow Creek Association overseeing leadership development in SouthEast Asia and has been a co-senior pastor of a significant church in Perth. Most recently, Karen has been working as an Executive Minister at Riverview Church in WA. For the past ten years she has been the Executive Director of FRESH – a conference empowering women to make a difference in their local and global community, which has raised funds of almost $1M toward the work of Transform Aid.
Specialist Advisor to the Board
BA Hons (Sociology); Grad. Cert. Public Sector Leadership; GAICD.
Ann became a Specialist Advisor on governance in February 2014. From 2008 to 2013 she served as Member of the Board. She was the Board’s Vice-Chair from 2010 to 2013, and Chair of the HR-Governance Committee from 2008 to 2013. Ann has over 20 years of experience in social policy and public sector management. She is currently the Manager of Policy in the Communities, Sport and Recreation Division of Tasmania’s Department of Premier and Cabinet. Ann is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Specialist Advisor to the Board
Bachelor Information Technology (BIT), Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investment (Grad Dip App FIn & Inv), Graduate Diploma Psychology (Grad Dip Psych.); GAICD.
Nisha became a Specialist Advisor in 2016 after having served as a Board intern from 2012 to 2013. Nisha has over 15 years of experience in risk management and governance across a range of industries including financial services, technology, and not-for-profits. Nisha is currently the Chief Risk Officer at the University of Sydney. Nisha also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Habitat for Humanity Australia. Previously, Nisha was the Chief Risk Officer at The Salvation Army, Australia Eastern Territory and, in that capacity, was a Director on several affiliated Boards. Nisha is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
BA (Media & Communications).
Tabitha became a Board Intern in November 2015. The Board of Transform Aid International offers 18 month internships to people interested in gaining experience in governance. Interns contribute to Board meetings and complete a research project in an area of interest to the Board.
Tabitha is the Head of Community Engagement at PR and content marketing agency ‘Keep Left’. Her specialties include communications strategy and messaging, crisis management, digital communication, and public relations. She has served as a Strategic Committee Member and Communications Advisor for a body-image charity movement and has served as a Committee Member for a Melbourne performing arts company.