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Paul Arnott
Executive Director , Q4
Paul Arnott grew up in the Baptist church in Hobart. He has worked in tourism; as an ABC current affairs journalist; is an ordained Anglican minister, having ministered in five Tasmanian parishes; was Victorian CMS State Director for 11 years and the former Executive Director of Churches of Christ Community Care in Victoria and Tasmania. He became CMA's Executive Director of Q4COnnection in February 2016 and earlier this year became a Kids Hope mentor. Paul is the author of two books, No Time To Say Goodbye, and Live the Moment, and served on the board of Acorn Press for 14 years. He is married to Rosanne and has three adult daughters. Paul has a passion to enable Australian Christians to use their talents and life experience to proclaim Christ in daily life.
 
Murray Baird
Charity Advisor
Murray Baird was the inaugural Assistant Commissioner General Counsel Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, and now serves as a Charity Advisor.
 
Simon Barrington
Founder and Director , Forge Leadership Consultancy (UK)
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.
 
David Bartlett
Partner , Resolve Consulting Group

David has worked with hundreds of organisations across the education and not-for-profit sectors internationally in the areas of financial management, accounting systems, governance, policy development, strategic planning, business development processes, IT, capital and financial master planning, Executive mentoring, mediation and organisational management reviews.

David has co authored the book Community Governance (2 editions), authored a large number of published articles and developed international training curriculum dealing with business management and governance issues. David is a presenter conducting governance education programs and seminars across the not for profit sector. David has undertaken national and international consulting projects, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has several tertiary business and training qualifications. He also has had experience as a Director, Company Secretary, Finance Director, Chairman and Public Officer of a number of organisations.

 
Matt Bird
CEO/President , Cinnamon Network International (UK)
Matt Bird is an international entrepreneur, speaker, author and broadcaster. He has spoken in 30 countries to more than a million people, has written 10 books and writes for The Times newspaper. He is the CEO/President of Cinnamon Network International which helps churches transform communities by responding to invitations from countries around the work to start a Cinnamon Network. He is also the founder of Relationology International through which he works as a motivational keynote speaker helping clients increase performance and growth through the power of building effective relationships.
 
Anthony Black
National Care Practice Leaer , Ansvar Insurance
As Ansvar's National Care Sector Leader, Anthony works with organisations throughout Australia to support governance and risk management capabilities; supporting boards, senior managers and staff to implement effective approaches to support decision making, improve performance, optimise objectives and prevent harm.
 
John Bond
Minister at Large , Lifestreams Christian Church
John has 48 years of ministry experience with his passion in Apostolic Ministry, doing the work of an Evangelist with a focus on discipling Church Planting Movement leaders. His ministry has taken him to 650+ churches of most denominations and 100s of Christian organisations in 40+ nations. He currently is the Minister @ Large of Lifestreams Christian Church, the founding Director of Sonlife Ministries Inc., the Asia South East Pacific World Zone leader of Dynamic Church Planting International and the Vice Chair of Compassion Australia's Board of Directors. He loves his wife of 46 years, his 3 married children and 8 grandchildren and is passionate about sport with a ball! His hobby is he's a closet chef!
 
Helen Boucher
Director , Saward Dawson
Helen Boucher is one of Saward Dawson's specialists providing advice to our religious and not-for-profit clients. She has been with the firm for more than 18 years and prides herself in providing quality, appropriate and sound advice to our clients. Helen is a qualified chartered accountant specialising in audit and technical advice to the religious sector. Helen is also responsible for managing the firm's Church Finance Handbook, a resource that has been written especially to assist church treasurers.
 
Bruce Burgess
National Director , PeaceWise
Bruce Burgess is the National Director of PeaceWise and is Australia's first Certified Christian Conciliator. He holds degrees in Arts, Law, Christian Studies and Theology and is an international conference speaker. Bruce's training expertise centres particularly on organisations such as churches, Christian schools, para-church ministries and Christian businesses and workplaces. He has a passion for seeing both adults and kids' lives transformed by the power of the gospel of peace, for building relational cultures of peace in organisations and communities and for seeing God break through to repair, restore and sustain healthy relationships.
 
Sam Burnett
Associate , Prolegis Lawyers
Sam specialises in the law relating to the care of vulnerable people. He has advised organisations in relation to child safety policies, codes of conduct and procedures and acted for charities as in relation to litigated and unlitigated claims and investigations.

Prior to Prolegis Lawyers, Sam was a senior legal officer at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on public hearings focused on religious institutions. Sam was a contributing writer of the religious organisations volume of the final report, and was involved in the development of recommendations for religious institutions.

 
Nathan Buttigieg
Chief Member Officer , Christian Super
Nathan Buttigieg has been with Christian Super since 2008. Previous to his appointment at Christian Super, Nathan held several roles in both accounting and financial advice and prior to that spent five years in a number of vocational ministry positions. Nathan has also developed broader governance experience through his participation on numerous committees in both the financial services and not for profit sectors. Nathan has a degree in Commerce as well as holding a certificate IV in Ministry. Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (FASFA) and a member of CPA Australia (CPA).
 
Paul Campey
Partner , Resolve Consulting Group
Paul is a founding Partner of Resolve Consulting Group a specialist accounting and management consulting firm that works exclusively with Not For Profits (in particular Christian organisations) across Australia and internationally. He has spoken at many conferences and also serves on a number of local, national and international Christian boards.
 
Jon Cheung
Partner , Prolegis Lawyers
Jon leads the dispute resolution and inquiries practice at Prolegis Lawyers. His experience includes acting for a church institution before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, advising charities on participation in the National Redress Scheme including the establishment of a participation group for a church movement, acting for charities in litigated and unlitigated claims and in regulatory investigations and appeals.

Jon is currently the Board Chair of SIM Australia, and also serves on the board of Philanthropy Australia.

 
Joshua Crowther
Executive Director , Dunham+Company Australia
oshua is Executive Director for Dunham+Company Australia. Since being at Dunham+Company, Joshua has led strategy for over 100 faith-based not-for-profits, ranging from large 100-year-old organisations to small start-up charities. This work has included the development of hundreds of campaigns, leading strategy on all areas of integrated fundraising; acquisition, conversion, cultivation and retention.
 
Omar Djoeandy
SIM Australia
Omar likes to say he is CIA – not the group that chase terrorists - but Chinese ethnically, born in Indonesia and an Australian since 10. He studied Medicine at University of New South Wales in Sydney and attained a Master of Divinity (MDiv) at NEGST (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology) in Kenya. He served as an Associate Pastor at Nairobi Chapel, an inter-denominational church that grew from about 800 people in 1998 to over 2,500 in 2003. Omar wrote “Redefining Success” and 24, 500 copies were printed in Kenya. He began serving as SIM Australia Executive Director in 2004. Omar is married to Kay, originally from USA, and they have three children. He has visited 25 countries including Bolivia, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, PNG, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
 
Michelle Farrall
Director , The Future Leader Group
Michelle Farrall is a strategy, culture and coaching professional with nearly 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. Michelle is co-Director of The Future Leader Group, an organisation focused on strategy, leadership development and culture change.
 
Adam Foster
Senior Associate Employment, Safety and Migration , Macpherson Kelley
Acting as the voice of reason, Adam provides an objective perspective for his clients, armed with a solutions-focused mindset and the strategic capabilities to achieve them. Adam’s advice to his clients is always based on understanding who they are and what they do. His ultimate aim is to help improve workplace relationships to the benefit of the business and its employees. Adam’s particular focus is on the not for profit and education sector, and he enjoys being able to use his legal skills to help organisations improve their operations, which in turn helps them achieve their greater mission goals.
 
Dr Craig Furneaux
Senior Lecturer , Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Dr Craig Furneaux is a Senior Lecturer and Subject Area Coordinator at The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology. Craig has over 20 years experience working for, leading, and researching with, nonprofit organisations, with a particular long term focus on building management capabilities. He has been an ordained minister, and board member of a number of community groups. Craig’s research in the Centre focuses broadly on accountability and capability in social enterprises and faith based charities. https://www.linkedin.com/in/furneaux/
 
Vanessa Hall
Vanessa has spent the past 15 years dedicated to a pursuit of understanding trust from all facets, and trains, coaches and consults to leaders globally to support them in the building and restoration of trust in their own organisations, families and communities. She has launched a new Trust Index to provide leaders with a tool to track and measure trust, and continues to bring her insights to the Christian sector through chairing the CMA Standards Panel.
 
Dr Gary Hoag
President & CEO , Global Trust Partners (USA)
Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D., serves as President & CEO of Global Trust Partners (www.gtp.org). The purpose of GTP is to multiply faithful stewards and mobilize peer accountability groups to build trust and grow local generous giving to God’s work. This service springs from extensive international ministry, a desire to empower national workers, and his personal commitment to dedicate his life to encouraging Christian generosity. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Trinity College, Bristol, UK. He teaches at seminaries around the world, speaks widely, posts Daily Meditations (www.generositymonk.com), and has written or contributed to more than ten books.
 
Emma Hodgson
Special Counsel , Prolegis Lawyers
Emma is a Special Counsel at Prolegis Lawyers specialising in property. Emma has worked in the corporate real estate groups at leading top tier law firms in both Sydney and London. She has extensive experience advising corporate, private and government clients on a broad range of real estate matters including acquisitions and disposals of commercial, industrial, retail and residential properties, the property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, leasing negotiations, purchaser and vendor due diligence investigations and other general commercial and property matters.

Emma has a special interest in disability issues having acted as principal solicitor of the Disability Discrimination Legal Centre in Kingsford and as a volunteer for Association for Children with a Disability NSW.

 
Seak-King Huang
Partner , Prolegis Lawyers
Seak-King has over 25 years' experience as a lawyer. Prior to joining Prolegis Lawyers, she was General Counsel and Company Secretary of World Vision Australia and before that, a partner with a major commercial firm.

Her expertise is in governance and the functioning of Boards, charity status and tax endorsements and funding relationships. She also has substantial experience with the range of commercial service relationships and contracts typical for charities and not-for-profits.

Seak-King is on the boards of Anglican Overseas Aid and the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand and is active in several roles in the Anglican church.

 
Matthew Hung
Director , rdl.accountants
Matthew is an accredited Chartered Accountant and an integral part of the team at RDL Accountants. Working primarily with the firm’s business clients, Matthew has accumulated in depth experience with a variety of industries. He has specialised skills in Management Accounting, Business Consulting and Tax Planning which ensure that his clients achieve the best possible financial position for their situation. He derives great satisfaction from seeing clients’ companies flourish as they use and implement his advice. Matthew believes in understanding the individual nature of each business he works with and develops a personal relationship with the organisation. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys ten pin bowling, working out at the gym and exercising his creativity in the kitchen for his wife, Zoe.
 
John Jeffries
Coach / Mentor , Partners in Ministry
John brings a unique and fascinating blend of leadership experience as the long-term CEO of one of Australia's most successful International NGOs. He combines this with extensive governance experience from serving on boards of several Australian and International NGOs working in disability, medical research and community housing. In 2014 he was awarded an OAM for his services to the community, particularly people with a disability. He currently mentors/coaches CEOs, Christian leaders, pastors, and ministers. He is married with two children and lives in Melbourne.
 
Stephanie Judd
Lawyer , Prolegis Lawyers
Stephanie is a lawyer with Prolegis Lawyers. She assists clients with the establishment of charitable and not-for-profit entities, advising on various corporate governance issues, tax concessions, regulatory compliance, and disputes. Prior to joining Prolegis, she worked in a major Australian law firm in the banking & finance team, with a focus on social finance and impact investment.
 
Dr Ruth Knight
Postdoctoral Research Fellow , Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, QUT
Dr Ruth Knight is a researcher and lecturer in nonprofit management and social enterprise at QUT's Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. Ruth has extensive experience in nonprofit leadership roles and has spent many years researching how workplace culture can achieve engaged workforces and organisational sustainability. Her special interests are measuring social outcomes and developing high performing leaders and teams. Ruth is on a mission to advance quality research and practice in the sector to enable organisations create effective strategies that improve their impact.
 
Rebecca Lambert-Smith
Team Leader , Moores
Rebecca holds the contribution to the community made by her For Purpose clients in high regard. For this reason, she takes great pleasure in smoothing the way for them - whether it be helping a new organisation get on its feet, complex structuring advice or resolving internal disputes. It's also why she regularly serves on not for profits boards, including (at the moment) a tertiary institution and a public benevolent institution.

With Rebecca, you know where you stand. She gets quickly to the heart of the matter and then formulates a strategy. There is no obfuscation; no sitting on the fence. Some say that she is direct. They are probably right. However Rebecca is able to combine that quality with emotional intelligence. The result is that she maps a way forward that leaves clients feeling confident and with relationships strengthened.

 
Felicia Limmer
Lecturer in Marketing , Christian Heritage College
Felicia Limmer is a lecturer in Marketing with Christian Heritage College, Carindale, Queensland. After completing a Diploma in Christian Studies from RHEMA Bible Training centre, Felicia went on to complete her Business (Marketing) Degree and later Master of Public Relations with the University of Southern Queensland. She has a depth of experience in consumer, not for profit and services marketing having worked with a number of well-known brands including Telstra, the Gold Coast City Council and as the National Marketing Manager of Baskin Robbins Australia. As well as her work with Christian Heritage College Felicia has also held roles teaching marketing for the Australian Institute of Business, Central Queensland University and Swinburne University. Felicia is passionate about helping organisations identify their distinctive benefits and to communicate this in a way that helps build relationships with their communities. She is excited about the opportunity to build the next generation of businesspeople, called with a purpose and empowered to make a difference in their world.
 
Steven Ling
Saward Dawson
Steven is a consultant and manager in one of Saward Dawson’s business advisory teams. Steven has found a niche in getting accounting software to work for his clients. He enjoys understanding business processes and improving them. By combining his experience in tax, accounting software and his passion for Excel modelling, he thrives on assisting people to develop and implement practical solutions to business problems. He works with small to medium business and helps with record keeping, GST requirements and other tax and employer obligations.
 
Anna Longley
Assistant Commissioner General Counsel , ACNC
Anna Longley is the ACNC’s Assistant Commissioner – General Counsel. She acts as the senior legal advisor to the ACNC Commissioner and the Advisory Board, and has legal oversight of the ACNC’s work regulating charities. Having worked at the Australian Taxation Office for over 16 years prior to becoming General Counsel, Anna has an extensive background in public administration. Most recently, she was an Assistant Commissioner in Private Wealth, leading assurance and review work on high-wealth individuals, private groups and not-for-profit entities. Anna also sat on the ATO’s General Anti-Avoidance Rules Panel, and for two years oversaw Fringe Benefits Tax for the ATO. Anna is experienced in dispute resolution and litigation. She has appeared for the Commissioner of Taxation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court in cases on income tax, GST and indirect tax, superannuation and not-for-profit matters. Anna holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and a Masters of Taxation. She was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 2005. In the charity sector, Anna has spent several years volunteering for and on the board of community legal centres.
 
Rob Martin
Partner , First Fruit Institute USA
Rob has been involved in Christian ministry since his conversion in 1976. He first served as the editor of a Christian publication and then for six years with the Orange County Rescue Mission (USA). He left the Rescue Mission in 1983 to become General Manager of Fieldstead & Company, a private philanthropy company. Later, he served as a consultant on communications, leadership and fund-raising for Christian mission. This was followed by a brief stint as U.S. Director of the Lausanne Committee, before beginning in 1990 as Executive Director with First Fruit, Inc., a private charitable foundation. He served in this position until 2009 when he began a fulltime assignment as Partner with the First Fruit Institute serving ministries and colleague foundations as a coach on a variety of organisational issues.Rob also serves with the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization as Senior Associate for Global Philanthropy and as a seminar leader on Fund Raising and Leadership for Mission. Rob was educated as a journalist, and spent his formative career years in newspaper work.He and his wife, Bev, have raised three daughters and currently live on Useless Bay on Whidbey Island in Washington State.
 
Lyall Mercer
Managing Director , Mercer PR
Lyall Mercer is managing director of Mercer PR and is considered Australia’s leading public relations practitioner within the faith-based sector. As well as dealing with large corporate clients, he has assisted Christian churches and ministries across Australia and in many other countries to deal with issues that could have damaged their reputation. One of Lyall’s specialties is crisis communications preparation and he is certified with the Institute for Crisis Management in the United States. He has presented workshops to key industry groups and Christian leaders across Australia, the USA and Canada, and recently opened an office in the United States.
 
Alex Milner
Partner , Prolegis Lawyers
Alex partner at Prolegis Lawyers, with a broad practice focusing on advising charities, not for profits and philanthropists, including many churches and Christian organisations. He has extensive in-house legal experience having worked at Lend Lease Retail, Lend Lease Primelife, Australian Red Cross, Ingeus Europe (a social enterprise B Corporation based in London) and at World Vision Australia.

He is a member is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Charities and Not-for-profits Committee, a director of the Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Corporation, a trustee of the Melbourne Anglican Trust Corporation, and Chancellor for the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania.

Whilst in lockdown, Alex is rediscovering his delight in home cooking and the fun and challenges of home schooling two amazing children.

 
Ereny Monir
Vice President of Training & Empowerment , Global Trust Partners (Egypt)
Ereny has excelled as a coach, trainer, and counselor driven by a passion for empowering people in their interpersonal and development skills. For over 12 years, she received multiple promotions in the banking sector and worked as a corporate industry head and freelance trainer for the Central Bank, while also volunteering in nonprofit leadership roles. She got her bachelor's degree in business administration from Alexandria University and has certifications in emerging leadership, credit analysis, leadership essentials TOT and more. She has participated in local and global conferences for leadership, coaching, corporate and nonprofit governance, and international accountability.
 
David Moore
Executive Director , SafeMinistryCheck.com.au
David has nearly 20 years experience in overseeing church and ministry organisations, and is the Exec. Director of SafeMinistryCheck.com.au which helps churches establish a safe culture and ensure they're compliant.
 
Anne Robinson AM
Partner , Prolegis Lawyers
Anne founded Prolegis Lawyers in 2001 to enable charities and other not-for-profits to access specialist legal advice. She is widely recognised by the federal Government, the charity and not-for-profit sector, and fellow professionals as a leading adviser to the sector.

She has advised on corporate law, governance, charitable trust structuring and tax issues for the whole range of Australia's charitable institutions. She has also had 30 years' experience in the governance of not-for-profit organisations, including as a Director of World Vision Australia for 12 years (including Board Chair for 7 of those years) until 2012. Anne is also a co-author of Driven by Purpose, an extended case study of Australian charities and the importance of identity and purpose.

 
Skye Rose
Moores
Skye Rose is a gem of a lawyer, known for being a strong advocate and provider of practical and strategic workplace relations advice to her clients.

Skye can help resolve complex employment relations disputes - but she adds the most value by helping her clients to avoid litigation in the first place. Skye’s skills are not only recognised by clients, some recent awards demonstrate that she is a leader in the legal sector and is highly-respected by her peers.

Skye is in demand as a speaker and presents regularly on employment and child safety at conferences, workplaces and industry forums. She is also known for promoting charitable endeavours of several human rights organisations in Cambodia and Australia.

 
Dr Sen Sendjaya
Professor of Leadership , Swinburne Business School

Sen Sendjaya is Professor of Leadership at Swinburne Business School, Australia. He received his PhD from Monash University in 2005. A leading scholar in the field of servant leadership, Sen has received nearly a million dollars in research grants and published more than 65 scientific articles, many of which appear in top-ranked scholarly academic journals. His latest sole-authored book is Leadership Reformed: Why Leaders Need the Gospel to Change the World published by Routledge in December 2019.

Sen has trained leaders in the government, transportation, university, school, and church sectors, and delivered executive education, corporate workshops, and research seminars in Australia, America, China, Japan, and Indonesia. Both his research and teaching have been recognized by numerous awards, most recently Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Best Educator Award 2017

Sen is an ordained Elder at the Scots' Church Melbourne. He planted its Indonesian Congregation in 2005, and continues to serve as its Founding and Preaching Pastor.

 
Elizabeth Shalders
Senior Associate, Head of Not for Profit , Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Elizabeth Shalders is a Senior Associate at Lewis Holdway Lawyers in Melbourne and heads their Not for Profit practice division. She is dedicated solely to practising in the area of Not for Profit law and governance, and has over a decade of professional experience in this field. During this time she has worked with small, medium and large Not for Profits, and social enterprises, with a strong focus on NFP tax concessions and governance disputes. She possesses a deep knowledge of the Sector and how it operates, having acted for a number of Churches and other faith-based organisations, independent schools (large and small), public benevolent institutions, affordable housing bodies, overseas aid organisations, industry bodies and professional associations.
 
Peter Shields
Partner , Saward Dawson
Peter Shields is an audit and assurance partner with Saward Dawson. He has many years of experience working in various capacities with commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), is the chairperson of the Audit Advisory Committee for CA ANZ, a member of the CA ANZ Audit Module Advisory Panel and the Australian Audit Standard Board Roundtable Group. Peter also is invited to provide input to the Australian Accounting Standard Board on matters impacting the not-for-profit and SME sectors and is a member of the ACNC Professional Advisor Group. Peter has also been involved with a number of board and audit committees.
 
Jonathan Staggs
Business Lecturer and MBA Coordinator , Christian Heritage College
Dr Jonathan Staggs is a business lecturer and MBA Coordinator at Christian Heritage College, Carindale, Queensland. Jonathan’s research explores the causal factors and actors that contribute to institutional change in industries including health, science, coal-seam gas, and viticulture. He earned a PhD in business from the University of Queensland. This PhD explored the origins of the ‘Smart State’ strategy of the Queensland Government and factors that led to $1b Federal and State Government and philanthropic investment into a bio-medical cluster in Queensland. Jonathan’s doctoral research has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics. Jonathan has a strong interest in entrepreneurial leadership in all spheres of society and in a variety of cultural contexts. Jonathan served as a ‘tentmaker’ in Japan and his passion is that all cultures might experience the Holy Spirit. He loves to pray for the politics and economies of towns and regions.
 
Dr Justine Toh
Senior Fellow , The Centre for Public Christianity
Justine Toh is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity where she speaks and writes about the Christian faith in a secular age in publications like the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC online, and ABC Religion & Ethics. She hosts the occasional series Spiritual Lifehack on ABC RN’s Soul Search and, very occasionally, guest hosts ABC RN’s God Forbid, a panel program exploring contemporary religion. Justine is also a presenter of the documentary For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined.
 
Dr Jeannie Trudel
President / CEO , Christian Heritage College

Dr. Jeannie Trudel is currently the President/ CEO of Christian Heritage College, Carindale, Queensland. Jeannie has a global background, having lived and worked in various countries. Her calling to Christian higher education includes serving at Southern Wesleyan University and Indiana Wesleyan University in the U.S. before returning to Australia.  Through various organizations, she was a mediation trainer and organization development consultant in the U.S. As an academic, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and led a business school. Formerly a solicitor in Melbourne, she enjoyed her time as a court-appointed/ approved mediator in Los Angeles, Boston, and Louisville.

She has a strong interest in conflict management in the workplace. She enjoys traveling and learning different languages in order to connect with others.  Her passion is for people, particularly university students to be ignited with the love of Christ and she loves to pray for others.

 
Jeff Tulk
Partner , Saward Dawson
Jeff Tulk is an audit and assurance partner with Saward Dawson with over 20 years experience in the oversight and conduct of audit engagements, both large and small. Jeff is a financial reporting specialist and was previously a technical director for a large national accounting firm. He has advised many organisation on their financial reporting and governance obligations. Jeff is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), a graduate member of the AICD and a regular facilitator for the Governance Institute's Certificate in Governance for Not-for-profits. Jeff is a member of the CMA Standards Panel.
 
Dr Matthew Turnour
Partner , Neumann & Turnour Lawyers

Matthew Turnour is the Managing Director of Neumann & Turnour Lawyers and heads the Corporate and Commercial Law Division of the practice. He is Chair of the Queensland Law Society's Subcommittee for the Not-for-profit Sector and a Director of the Australian Charity Law Association.

His PhD thesis, entitled Beyond Charity: Outlines of a Jurisprudence for Civil Society was awarded Outstanding Thesis Award from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His other degrees are a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Arts by research from QUT.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.

 
Dr Tania Watson
Executive Minister , Riverview Church
Tania has recently been appointed as an Executive Minister of Riverview Church. Between 2009-19, Tania was Executive Minister of Churches of Christ in WA. In this role, Tania was able, with the support of the COCWA Board and Staff, to foster a season of stability and organisational alignment that facilitated a renewed focus on the shared mission of Christ through the Churches. Tania completed a Doctor of Ministry in 2018 with a thesis that considers the relationship between trust, authority and leadership in the Australian cultural context. Tania is married to Neil and they are enjoying a new phase of life living in an apartment with their Schnoodle named Sundae.
 
Peter Wilson
Consultant , Prolegis Lawyers
Peter has over 30 years' experience advising organisations on Employment/Workplace laws and as a Human Resources Executive in a range of organisations. He provides legal advice and HR consulting services to organisations on the full range of people related matters. Peter is a trusted adviser on people-related issues for many churches, schools and other charities.
 
Jae Yang
Partner , Prolegis Lawyers

Jae was admitted as a solicitor in 2006.

Since joining Prolegis Lawyers in 2009, he has advised on establishment, corporate and tax structuring, and legal compliance relating to charities, not-for-profits and philanthropic foundations.  In particular, he specialises in advising charities and philanthropic foundations on obtaining charity registration, deductible gift recipient status, stamp duty exemptions and mergers.  He is also invited by government agencies, such as the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and the Treasury, to advise on charity and tax matters.

He is a member of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Adviser Forum.

Jae was previously the writer of a regular legal column in a prominent publication in the Australian community and has been the speaker at several legal seminars.

Jae holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Queensland University of Technology, a Bachelor of Theology from Wesley Institute (Sydney College of Divinity) and a Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Queensland.

 
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