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About CMS Australia

The Church Missionary Society of Australia (CMS) is a fellowship of Christian people and churches committed to global mission. We encourage people to get involved in cross-cultural mission through one of our six branches across Australia.

Based in Sydney, the CMS Australia (CMS-A) office works for and on behalf of the state-based branches to train cross-cultural workers, place them with international partners and provide pastoral care for them while on location. CMS-A also provides some services for the branch offices, including finance and communications.

CMS-A directors

[ Information current at 2/11/2017]


Kirsty Brown
Commenced 5 Nov 2016
Federal Council elected Director
Member, CMS-Victoria Branch Council since 2013.
Member, Development & Training Committee since 2013
B Acc, CA

Geoff Girvan
Commenced 29 Nov 2013
Honorary Treasurer since 17 Feb 2017
Audit & Risk Committee Chair
Member of Diocesan Financial Advisory Task Force (of Anglican Church of Australia)
Member of Finance Committee of Canberra/Goulburn Diocese
B.Com, ACA
Former Partner in KPMG

Khim Harris
Commenced 15 May 2009
Board elected Director
B.Sc., Dip.Ed., Dip.Div., PhD.
Member CMS-WA Branch Committee, Former Chair CMS-WA.
Interim CMS-WA General Secretary

Martin Hawkins
Commenced 6 Nov 2016
CMS-Queensland with Northern NSW nominee Director
CMS-A Audit & Risk Committee member
Chair, CMS-Queensland with Northern NSW Council
B.A Bus.(Hons.)
Certified Financial Planner

Peter North
Commenced 29 Oct 2017
CMS-Victoria nominee Director
Member CMS-Victoria Branch Council

Christine McComb
Commenced 15 May 2009
CMS-NSW & ACT nominee Director
Member CMS-NSW & ACT General Committee
Dip. Physiotherapy, Grad. Dip. Bible & Missions
Company Director

Graham McKay
Commenced 29 Oct 2017
CMS-WA nominee Director.
Chair CMS-WA Branch Committee
BA (Hons), PhD (Linguistics)

Rob McPaul
Commenced Dec 2015
CMS-NSW & ACT nominee Director
Chair CMS-NSW & ACT Board

James Oakley
Commenced 12 Dec 2016
CMS-Tasmania nominee Director
Member CMS-Tas, Branch General Committee
BA/LLB, Grad Dip Div

Malcolm Richards
Commenced 30 Oct 2011
CMS-NSW & ACT nominee Director
CMS-NSW & ACT General Secretary
B Optom, B Th (Hons), Dip Min
Ordained Anglican Minister
Former CMS missionary located DR Congo

Darren Russ
Commenced 25 Oct 2014
CMS-SANT nominee Director
Member Audit & Risk Committee
B Com, M Div, GAICD, JP
Director Anglicare SA
Ordained Anglican Minister
Associate Priest St Matthews Anglican Church
Operations Executive Anglican Diocese of Adelaide
Former Partner in a global consulting organisation

Howard Spencer
CMS-NSW & ACT nominee Director
Board Chair from 25 Oct 2015
B. Sc. (Hons), Grad. Dip. Hort. Sc., Dip. Bible & Missions, GAICD
National Administrator, AFES
Former CMS missionary located to Tanzania

Pam Thyer
Commenced 27 May 2011
CMS-Victoria nominee Director
Chair CMS-Victoria Council
National Director – Missions Interlink
B.S.W., Grad. Cert. Min. (Counselling)
Former CMS missionary located to Tanzania

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Inquiries related to the governance of CMS-Australia that cannot otherwise be answered from the ACNC website may be directed to the Company Secretary.

CMS-Australia Business Manager & Company Secretary
CMS-Australia, PO Box 20095, World Square NSW 2002
p. (02) 9284 6777;
f. (02) 9267 3626

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  • 23-24 February, Sydney
  • 6 April, Sydney
  • 1 June, Videoconference
  • 3 August, Sydney
  • 5 October, Sydney
  • 28 October, Katoomba
  • 18 November, Melbourne

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  • 26 – 28 October 2018, Katoomba

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