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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 governance

[Information current at 2/11/2017]

INQUIRIES / COMPANY SECRETARY

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
e. cmsa@cms.org.au

Complaints and professional standards inquiries

CMS-A contracts an independent professional to receive complaints.

Phone: 1800 070 511
Email: helpline@smr.org.au

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DIRECTORS

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

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

Khim Harris
Commenced 15 May 2009
Board-elected Director
Member of CMS WA Branch Committee
Former Chair of CMS WA
Former interim CMS WA General Secretary in 2017
B. Sc., Dip. Ed., Dip. Div., PhD

Martin Hawkins
Commenced 6 November 2016
CMS Queensland with Northern NSW nominee Director
Member of CMS-A Audit & Risk Committee
Chair of CMS Queensland with Northern NSW Branch Council
B.A. Bus.(Hons.)
Certified financial planner

Peter North
Commenced 29 October 2017
CMS Victoria nominee Director
Member of CMS Victoria Branch Council
LLB B.A.

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

Graham McKay
Commenced 29 October 2017
CMS WA nominee Director
Chair of CMS WA Branch Committee
B.A. (Hons.), PhD (Linguistics)

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

James Oakley
Commenced 12 December 2016
CMS Tasmania nominee Director
Member of CMS Tasmania Branch General Committee
B.A. / LLB, Grad. Dip. Div.

Malcolm Richards
Commenced 30 October 2011
CMS NSW & ACT nominee Director
CMS NSW & ACT Branch General Secretary
Ordained Anglican minister
Former CMS missionary to DR Congo
B. Optom., B. Th. (Hons.), Dip. Min.

Darren Russ
Commenced 25 October 2014
CMS SANT nominee Director
Member of CMS-A Audit & Risk Committee
Director of Anglicare SA
Ordained Anglican minister
Associate priest at St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Kensington SA
Operations executive for the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide
Former partner in a global consulting organisation
B. Com., M. Div., GAICD, JP

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

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

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SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS 2018

  • 2324 February, Sydney
  • 6 April, Sydney
  • 1 June, video conference
  • 3 August, Sydney
  • 5 October, Sydney
  • 28 October, Katoomba
  • 18 November, Melbourne

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

  • 2628 October 2018, Katoomba

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