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    OUR BOARD

    IAN GRAY

    Ian is self-employed and operates a property consulting practice, providing a range of property services to the ‘not for profit’ sector. He has held the position of secretary and chairperson of the Parramatta Mission Church Council since 1991. He also serves on a range of Uniting Church committees. Ian and his family are members of the Leigh Congregation

    • Bachelor of Business [ Land & Economy ]
    • Associate of Australian Property Institute
    • Licensed Real Estate Agent

    “For me Parramatta Mission links together the principles of worship, witness and service which I passionately embrace. I am also committed to the grass roots nature of the Parramatta Mission and its service to the vulnerable and needy in our community”

    DAVID NORRIS

    David is a Senior Solicitor employed in the Criminal Law Practice Group of the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office. He has been involved with various aspects of Parramatta Mission’s community services over the last 25 years. David is a member of the Church Council and has been chairperson of the Community Care Network Board since its inception in 2000. He is a member of the Leigh Memorial Congregation.

    • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

    “Christian faith should find expression in supporting those in the community who need assistance. I share the vision of the Mission of ‘a community where all are included, valued and enabled.”

    KEITH HAMILTON

    Reverend Keith Hamilton is the Senior Minister / CEO of Parramatta Mission.  Keith has been with Parramatta Mission since February 2008.  As Senior Minister / CEO, Keith is responsible for the pastoral oversight of the three congregations and ministers, the leadership of staff and volunteers, who form the foundations of this church based mission, that focuses its work on hospitality, community housing, community and mental health programs across Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Mid-North Coast.

    I am ex officio member of the Church Council and the Board and also all committees of Parramatta Mission.

    Keith’s wider church and community involvements are as follows :

    • Board Member, Community Migrant Resource Centre, 2015-present
    • Board Member, Western Sydney Community Forum, 2016-present
    • Member and Chairperson, Local Area Representative Committee, City of Parramatta, August 2016-present.
    • Board Member, Parramatta Mission Community Care Network Board, 2007-present
    • Deputy Chairperson, Parramatta Nepean Presbytery, 2003-present
    • Board Member, Alan Walker College of Evangelism, 2008-present
    • Master and Bachelor of Theology, Sydney College of Divinity
    • Master of Arts (Communication and Cultural Studies), UWS
    • Master of Management (in Community Services and Not-For-Profits), UTS.
    • PhD candidate through CSU
    CHRIS GROVER

    Chris is a senior finance executive with over 20 years experience in senior finance and corporate roles in not-for-profit organisations and public companies, after commencing his professional career with Deloitte.

    Chris was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Uniting (NSW, ACT) responsible for financial oversight and management, financial strategy development, risk management, legal matters and procurement.  He was focused on the strategic issues facing the organisation as it sought to respond to the changing profiles and expectations of its clients and the changes underway by Government in the industries Uniting operates in, particularly aged care.

    Chris represented Uniting on the Boards of War Memorial Hospital and Aged & Community Services (NSW).  Chris was also a representative and advocate for UnitingCare Australia and Aged & Community Services Australia in many different types of aged care forums organised by the Government and the Department of Health.

    As part of his role at Uniting, Chris worked with the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT to develop a Mission operating plan for the future and for this purpose was a member of the Synod’s Executive Leadership Team.

    Chris is a Board member of Wesley Mission Queensland and a member of a local Anglican Church.

    • Certified Practising Accountant – CPA Australia (FCPA)
    • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
    • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) – Charles Sturt University
    • Justice of the Peace in NSW

    “I am very interested in supporting the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community. Parramatta Mission does an excellent job in supporting those in need and I wanted to be part of its story.”

    ROBERT PULLAN

    Robert is now retired after a career at senior management levels in a number of health care organisations both in Australia and overseas with responsibilities spanning Australia/New Zealand, Asia Pacific and ECEMEA. I currently also serve as a volunteer Non-Executive Director on the board of the Galston franchise for Bendigo Bank. He is an active volunteer member of the Middle Dural RFS and have previously held roles on the boards of charity and community groups.

    • Bachelor of Business, Mitchell CAE
    • Associate member, Chartered Accountants ANZ

    “Very simply I want to volunteer my skills in service to assist the vulnerable and needy in our community and applaud the diversity of the assistance provided by Parramatta Mission.”

    ELIZABETH WICKHAM

    Elizabeth holds a Master of Science (Psychology of Coaching) from The University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts (Slavonic Studies) from The University of London. She is a Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and an active member of the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Alumni. She is a member of The Ethics Centre, the International Coaching Federation and the Association of Coaching.

    An HR executive with demonstrated ability to collaboratively create environments that encourage high performance, innovation and engagement. Offers extensive experience contributing to business objectives at a senior level through a mix of strategic thinking coupled with a pragmatic business approach.
    Successful track record in implementation of HR strategies in complex business and cross-cultural environments. Significant HR exposure across talent acquisition and development; succession planning; change management; executive coaching; employee relations; compensation and benefits; expatriate management and organisational development.
    Elizabeth is also a capable, experienced and collaborative coach. working extensively with CEO’s, senior executives, emerging leaders and managers across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.Elizabeth has significant ability in engaging with individuals and teams through cycles of personal and organisational change within environments characterised by complexity and ambiguity.

    “As a member of the GRN committee, I bring significant relevant experience to contribute to the work of the Mission. With a lived experience of being a carer of a family member with mental health challenges I am particularly motivated to contribute to the work of the mission for the benefit of the community.”

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