Compassion Australia is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. The board comprises six members, each with unique skills and experience, united for the purpose of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Compassion Australia is a company limited by guarantee, with a Constitution that defines the organisation’s purpose, objectives and powers, and how income is to be applied.

It is the role of the Board of Directors to ensure we operate in accordance with the principles and commitments stated in our Constitution.

Compassion Australia is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. The board comprises six members, each with unique skills and experience, united for the purpose of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Compassion Australia is a company limited by guarantee, with a Constitution that defines the organisation’s purpose, objectives and powers, and how income is to be applied.

It is the role of the Board of Directors to ensure we operate in accordance with the principles and commitments stated in our Constitution.

Dr John Bond: Chairman of the Board

Dr John Bond: Chairman of the Board

Member of the Executive and Governance Committee
Board member since 2002

John is a Minister of Religion and has worked with Youth for Christ International, Sports and Leisure Ministries and the National Lausanne Committee of World Evangelisation. He is currently serving as South Asia Pacific World Zone leader of Dynamic Church Planting International and is the Founding Director of Sonlife Ministries Inc.

Mike Jeffs: Vice Chairman of the Board

Mike Jeffs: Vice Chairman of the Board

Member of the Ministry Services & Finance Committee
Member of the Board of Directors of Compassion International
Board member since 1995

Mike is the Founder and Director of Network Communications Pty Ltd and Australian Christian Channel Pty Ltd.

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

Member of the Ministry Relations & Supporter Engagement Committee
Board member since 2015

Mark is an award-winning social researcher, best-selling author, TedX speaker and influential thought leader, and is regularly commissioned to deliver strategy and advice to the boards and executive committees of some of Australia’s leading organisations. Mark’s understanding of the key social trends as well as his engaging communication style places him in high demand in the press, on radio and on television shows, such as Sunrise, Today, The Morning Show, ABC News 24 and A Current Affair. 

His research firm counts amongst its clients more than 100 of Australia’s largest companies and his highly valued reports and infographics have developed his regard as a data scientist, demographer, futurist and social commentator.

Sam Dewhurst

Sam Dewhurst

Member of the Ministry Relations & Supporter Engagement Committee

Board member since 2015

Sam Dewhurst  is a strategic thinker, brand developer, qualitative researcher and communicator with over 20 years industry experience. Sam has been engaged as a CEO, Consultant, Director, speaker, TV + event host and curator, content creator, writer, coach, brains trust, problem solver + maverick. She has worked with c-suite teams across industries in Australia, UK and USA. Sam created Monostory in 2006 - a value- driven brand tool enabling organisations and individuals to live with purpose and clarity across every area of business and life. Sam is married to Tim and they have three children.

Mabel Chua

Mabel Chua

Member of the Ministry Services & Finance Committee
Board member since 2012

Mabel holds a Masters of Laws, Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and finance. Mabel has extensive experience in the area of dispute resolution in corporate, property, commercial and estates matters. Prior to becoming the Legal Practice Director of M 6:8 Legal in Perth, Mabel was a partner at a multi-disciplinary boutique legal practice. Mabel has served in various leadership capacities in her local church and in the Christian community.

Kent Medwin

Kent Medwin

Member of the Executive & Governance and Ministry Services & Finance Committee
Board member since 2010

Kent is Director of Rock Property and a Director of St Michael’s Collegiate School. He is the former Chairman of the following organisations: Live Free Tassie, Pathways Tasmania, and Ultra 106.5. Kent was also the Vice Chair of Common Ground Tasmania. 

Isaac Moody

Isaac Moody

Member of the Ministry Relations & Supporter Engagement Committee
Board member since 2008

Isaac is the Managing Director of Prethink Group. He is the former Director of Easterfest, and the former Governor of St Andrews Hospital, Toowoomba.  


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