Our team come from different walks of life, with one thing in common: a passion to see children lifted out of poverty in Jesus’ name.

We have over 150 committed team members and many more volunteers who offer their time, energy and skills to help fulfill our mission.

Our team come from different walks of life, with one thing in common: a passion to see children lifted out of poverty in Jesus’ name.

We have over 150 committed team members and many more volunteers who offer their time, energy and skills to help fulfill our mission.

Jobs at Compassion include frontline positions that lead our engagement with churches, donors and supporters, plus a range of professional and support positions in areas such as customer service, marketing, finance, IT and HR.

Compassion Australia is managed by our CEO, Tim Hanna, with the help of the executive directors.

Compassion Australia is based in Newcastle, NSW, and has regional offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

 
Tim Hanna, CEO

Tim Hanna, CEO

Tim was a senior pastor for more than 30 years and a former lecturer at the Australian College of Ministries. In 2008, he took the role of National Director of Church and Mission with Compassion Australia before becoming the CEO of Willow Creek Australia. After serving there for two years, he returned to Compassion as CEO in 2010.

Tim is passionate about seeing the church grow and empowering those who find themselves without resources, choices and hope.

Adam Holland, Executive Director of Ministry Relationships

Adam Holland, Executive Director of Ministry Relationships

A Texas native, Adam’s management experience has been in a local government context, having also worked in churches and higher education. Adam joined Compassion in 2012 as Executive Director of Ministry Relationships.

In his role, he leads the Ministry Relationship section that engages directly with churches, Compassion Advocates, donors and supporters to see children lifted out of poverty. 

Deb Adams, Executive Director of Ministry Services

Deb Adams, Executive Director of Ministry Services

Deb joined Compassion in 2006 as Human Resources Specialist after working in the same role at Hunter Water Corporation. After being made Human Resources Director in early 2007, Deb was promoted to Executive Director in 2011.

In her current role, Deb ensures the effective management of employment relationships at Compassion. She preserves a safe, enjoyable and fair workplace according to Compassion’s ministry goals and priorities.

Janine Daly, Executive Director of Supporter Engagement

Janine Daly, Executive Director of Supporter Engagement

Janine joined Compassion in 2009 as a Relationship Manager. After being made State Manager in 2011, Janine was promoted to Executive Director of Supporter Engagement in 2014. Janine joined Compassion with fifteen years’ management experience within the retail sector, having also worked in a local church in Newcastle as a Children’s Pastor.
 
In her current role, Janine leads the Supporter Engagement team which is responsible for engaging, delighting and supporting sponsors through their experience with Compassion. 

Ben Dodd, Executive Director of Finance (Chief Financial Officer)

Ben Dodd, Executive Director of Finance (Chief Financial Officer)

Ben joined Compassion Australia in January 2009 as Finance Facilitator. After moving into the Budget and Forecast Manager role, he was made Finance Director before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in mid-2015. Ben is passionate about working for Compassion Australia because the ministry allows children to experience the kindness of God.

As Chief Financial Officer, Ben is responsible for growing, enhancing, and protecting Compassion Australia’s financial health and position, ensuring the ministry is sustainable for generations to come. 


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