Governance

MR DAVID RALPH

MBA, BBus, CPA, JP,

Chairman

Mr Ralph has many years of business experience gained both domestically and internationally working in the corporate arena and 20 years running his own multi-site SME business. He has recently worked as CEO of an evangelical Christian social enterprise organisation. Currently, he is the General Manager-Finance for a Christian organisation providing services to the Aged Care sector. David has a passion for mission and social enterprise that makes a difference in people’s lives

 

 

 

 

MS BERNICE SARPONG

BApp Sc, MIPH.

Vice Chair

Ms Sarpong is a Ghanaian-Australian with extensive humanitarian and international development experience. She has worked in South Sudan, Kenya and in several countries across South-east Asia and the Pacific region. Bernice is an active member of her local church and passionate to see the gospel nurtured across the nations of Africa.

MS ELIZABETH CLARK

BA, LLB, GDLP, LLM

Company Secretary

Ms Clark is a civil law solicitor with an academic background in human rights. She is currently working with First Nations communities in NSW. In the past, she has worked as a volunteer in Ghana and Rwanda.

MR ROHAN GILCHRIST

BEc, FCA.

Chair of Finance Committee

Mr Gilchrist is a finance director with a global financial services company and has worked as a chartered accountant for 20 years. He is actively involved in his local church, has worked in various overseas missions and provides financial advisory services to a range of not-for-profit organisations.

MR GRANT SHELDON

BE (Civil), MBA

Mr Sheldon is an active member of his local church and with his wife have been long-time supporters of AE. He is keen to see the expansion of Christianity in Africa, integrity in Christian leadership and teaching, and outreach supported by social action programs. Grant has over 40 years professional experience as a civil engineer and for the last 21 years in his own consulting firm focussed on asset management strategy for infrastructure. He hopes to bring these technical strengths to decision making. He continues to teach Scripture (Special Religious Education) at his local public school for children 5 to 12 years. He is also his church’s representative on a Combined Christian Churches Committee that organises events to involve the local Anglican, Catholic and Uniting Church faiths.

 

REV. SIMBA MUSVAMHIRI

MA (Th), PG Cert TE, BTh

Simba was born in Zimbabwe but now calls Australia home. He is an ordained Anglican minister in Victoria, an AFL regional sports chaplain and prison chaplain. In his youth, he was a foxfire with African Enterprise Zimbabwe and Kenya. Simba comes with a wealth of experience in evangelism in urban Africa and African Enterprise’s social action projects and has seen the holistic transformation of people’s lives through AE’s mission strategy. African Enterprise missions have taken him to South Africa, Kenya and South Sudan. Simba has pastored in Windhoek (Namibia), then Perth, Canberra and now Victoria. In Australia he loves connecting with churches and AE supporters to share first-hand stories of how the gospel is changing lives in Africa. Simba is very passionate about evangelism and theological education. He rejoices whenever people come to know Christ after hearing the good news of Jesus.

REV. CHRIS SIRIWEERA

B. D. (RTC Geelong)

Rev. Siriweera is the Ministry Development Officer for the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. He is excited to see the church grow through strong leadership.

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