Our Board – AID

The Reverend Andrew Sempell – Acting Chair of the AID Board

Chair of the ABM Board
Rector of St James’ Anglican Church, Sydney
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Theology, Diploma of Ministry

Dr Colin Bannerman

Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy
Commonwealth Public Service (top-level Organisation and Resources Management, Strategic Planning and Employment Policy); Senior Research Fellow, University of Canberra (Educational Communication);
Independent Researcher and Writer (Australian food history and culture)

The Reverend Dr John Deane – ABM and AID Executive Director

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity, Doctor of Philosophy
Former Overseas Program Coordinator, ABM
Former Member of the Committee for Development Cooperation

Ms Sarah Gowty

Assistant Director (EL1), State Service Transition Team Jervis Bay Territory, Interagency Engagement and Coordination Branch, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Mr Pei Onn Lee

Master of Applied Finance, Fellow member of CPA Australia
Senior executive with experience in auditing, developing and implementing operational risk policies and processes as well as in-depth knowledge of financial markets and wealth products, combined with hands-on experience in managing the accounting, operations and product control functions

Ms Lisa McMurray

Atlantic Senior Fellow, Master of Social Change Leadership, Master of Arts (International Social Development), Graduate Diploma International Social Development
25 years proven experience redressing inequities within community development systems using strengths-based approaches, across the Pacific and within Indigenous Australia.

Mr Benjamin Shepherd

Master of International Studies, Bachelor of Industrial Design
Leader and executive in sustainable energy, innovation, commercialization and business growth, with experience doing business in global markets including Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, North America, South East Asia, India, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.