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Board of Directors

 

Ross Langford, Chair

Ross currently works as Head of Loan Review, Risk Management Australia, Rabobank. He has 30 year’s experience in the Banking & Finance sector in Sales, Support & Risk roles. He also worked as Head of Finance, Property & Administration at St George Christian School 2005-10. He is also a director of Christian Super (since 2008) & Baptist Financial Services Limited (since March 2015). Ross has also had a number of other volunteer NFP roles.

Ross has a passion for the not for profit sector (NFP). That the NFP sector be as good, safe & efficient as it can be to deliver the best services to the people who need them the most. He believes a vital part of this is the application of good governance & has undertaken several governance courses including the AICD Directors course.

Ross is married to Leanne & plays tennis in his leisure time.
   
Jason Ezzy, Secretary
Jason has worked as a primary school Principal in public education for over 15 years. Jason has a passion for student welfare, ensuring that students are provided a safe and happy environment to reach their full potential. Jason has worked closely with welfare agencies, both in government and private sector, to negotiate support for students in need. 
   

Marc Rader - Member

Marc is the Senior Pastor at Gymea Baptist Church and has been on staff at Gymea since 1997. He is also a faculty member at Morling College, the Baptist theological college of NSW & ACT where he teaches in Biblical Studies and Preaching. Originally from Canada, Marc is married to Nicole (an Aussie) and they have three daughters, Amaris, Amelia and Lucy.

   

Melisa Giles - Vice Chair

Melisa has over twenty-five years’ experience working within the field of Early Childhood Education. Melisa’s experience incorporates time as a teacher, manager and currently as a member of the leadership team of a large not for profit provider of early learning services.

In this role Melisa is responsible for policy, quality, compliance and service development.

Melisa values children as active citizens of our world who have the right to provide input into decisions that affect them.

Melisa is married to Ian and together they have two adult daughters.

   

Neil Evans - Treasurer

Neil is now retired after nearly fifty years in the Engineering Design and Construction Industry.  He is actively involved in Gymea Baptist Church sitting on the Church Leadership Team and heading up the Stewarding Group.  Aside from this board, he chairs Daughters of Australia and the Evans Trust – both charities that work with the disadvantaged.

 

During his engineering and management  career of nearly fifty years he held positions of Managing Director and Executive Director of a wide variety of businesses with turnovers in excess of $500m.  In those roles he became an expert in large multi-disciplinary engineering projects generally in excess of $1b. 

 

   
 

Kerrin Ryan - Member

 

 

 

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