The Board of Baptist World Aid Australia is responsible for the governance of the organisation.
Board members serve in a voluntary capacity. Some of their responsibilities include:
- setting the strategic direction for Transform Aid International and Baptist World Aid Australia,
- reviewing the performance of the organisation against targets,
- assessing the performance of the CEO
- approving the annual budget and serving on governance committees.
Read Baptist World Aid Australia and Transform Aid International's Constitutions to find out more about the processes of the Board.
Transform Aid International's Board 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.
BAPTIST WORLD AID AUSTRALIA BOARD MEMBERS
Chair of the Board; Chair of the Board Executive Committee
Member of Human Resources and Governance Committee; Programs Performance Committee; Finance and Investment Committee; and Marketing and Communications Committee.
Cert Business (RMIT); Grad. Dip Management (USQ)
Mick joined the board in May 2011. He has over 35 years of business and management experience, spending the last 18 years until the end of 2015 as Regional CEO (Australasia and North Asia) for 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 building materials, agriculture, technology and logistics. He also serves on the Ambassador Council for "Business for Development" (helping to support businesses in their participation in the sustainable development goals in developing countries where they operate). Previously, Mick was a director and vice chair from 2010 to 2015 of Business for Millennium Development and from 2009 to 2014 as Chair of Eastern College Australia (Previously “Tabor”). Mick is a member of the Company Directors Institute of Australia and a Fellow of Australian Institute of Management. Mick and his wife, Annette, worship at Syndal Baptist Church, Melbourne.
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:
Board member of Baptist World Aid Australia Ltd
Board member of Global Interaction Inc and Service Fellowship International
Member of the National Council of Australian Baptist Ministries
Board member and Executive Committee Member of Integral Alliance, a collective of 24 leading Christian relief and development agencies North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia combining resources for international disaster management
Co-Chair of the BReaD Network (“Baptist Relief and Development Network”), an international collective of agencies and conventions combining their resources to address poverty and disaster relief for the Baptist movement globally
Committee member of the Baptist World Alliance aid arm, BWAid
Member of the Baptist World Alliance Social and Economic Justice Commission
Member of the CEO’s Group of the Church Agencies Network, a collaborative framework for Australia’s denominational aid and development agencies.
Vice Chair of the Board; Chair of Human Resources and Governance Committee and Member of Finance and Investment Committee
B. Arts (Social Anthropology & International Development); Dip. Financial Planning; Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
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 is 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.