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Conference Plenary Speakers
  Ruth Limkin (QLD)
CEO, The Banyans Health and Wellness

Ruth Limkin is passionate about creating a better tomorrow for people and organisations, with experience in the not-for-profit, government, media and business sectors. Ruth is a two time State Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards for her role as CEO of The Banyans Health and Wellness, a healthcare company. As the Founding CEO, Ruth leads a team of over 60 medical, allied health and operations personnel. Specialising in private treatment programs for depression, dependency, eating disorders or complex health conditions, The Banyans is committed to excellence in health care. Ruth is passionate about living with passion and purpose and her professional career has covered many sectors. Her roles have included CEO of a charity, Chief of Staff for the Speaker of Queensland Parliament, working as a pastor and writing for the Courier Mail. Ruth is on the board of Bible Society Australia and Christian Super.

Roger Lam (Hong Kong)
Non-Traditional Independent Missionary on Stewardship and Generosity

Roger Lam, an ex-investment banker of twenty-five years industry experience, is now a full-time, non-traditional missionary focused on unveiling the deceitfulness of wealth to Christ-followers globally, in the hope to cure the root problem of many social ills. He is the author of Lost and Found: Money vs. Riches and Lose to Find: Change of Control, which are based on his own story intertwined with money, sharing his counterintuitive, God-orchestrated journey of being set free from the slavery to money and beyond by following the countercultural Biblical teachings on wealth and possessions. He lives in Hong Kong with his family.


  Michelle Farrall (VIC)
Director and Partner of The Future Leader Group

Michelle Farrall is a strategy, culture and coaching professional with 20 years' experience in the not-for-profit, corporate, education and international development sectors. She has co-created strategic plans, brand and communication strategies and delivered team development workshops for more than 70 Australian Christian not-for-profits. The Future Leader Group is a boutique consultancy focused on strategy, leadership development and culture change. Michelle is co-host of the podcast Achievers Anonymous, exploring life as an Enneagram 3 Achiever. She serves as a Board Director for Baptist World Aid Australia, Common Grace and Seed.

Simon Barrington (London, UK)
Founder and Director of Forge Leadership Consultancy

Simon is passionate about raising up a generation of leaders who are clear about their identity, have a strong sense of belief and a core inner strength that leads them to have extraordinary influence. Before starting Forge Leadership, he led Samaritan’s Purse UK as Chief Executive from September 2003 to May 2017 after a successful business career in the telecommunications industry, where he was a Senior Manager at a large Telecommunications Company. Simon enjoys travelling, having lived in Taiwan in his early twenties and then having the privilege to lead international relief and development projects in many African countries and across the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South East Asia. Simon’s strengths are in ideation, developing others, strategic thinking, connecting disparate pieces of the jigsaw and activation. His focus at Forge Leadership is on helping other people reach their full potential.


  Gary Williams (QLD)
National Director, CMA

Gary grew up in a ministry family in QLD, attended Cornerstone Community in Bourke and Dysart in the ‘80s, worked as a youth worker / chaplain with YFC Gold Coast, and trained as a Maths & Computer High-School teacher. He then worked for eight years as Administration Pastor at Southport Church of Christ on the Gold Coast. There he discovered the need for something like CMA, and in 2001 left the church to bring the CMA vision to reality, earning a Master of Business (Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies) from QUT along the way. He remains the National Director of CMA, and lives at Tamborine Mountain in QLD with his wife Debbie. They have two wonderful children, Landon working in Brisbane, and Abby living at home while completing a Communications & Journalism degree at Griffith University.

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