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Our governing body

Directors of the Act for Peace Board are appointed by the Member, the National Council of Churches in Australia. Act for Peace’s Directors are as follows:

The Reverend John Gilmore, Chair (Churches of Christ)
BTheol, MTheol, DipMin, Executive Officer of the Australian Churches of Christ Global Mission Partners, Board member National Council of Churches in Australia and a past member of the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee.
International Aid, Theological Reflection, Governance, Finance, Advocacy, Fundraising

Alison Preston (Anglican Church of Australia)
Programs Director, Anglican Overseas Aid.
International Aid, Conflict, Disaster and Refugees, Theological Reflection, Advocacy, Fundraising

Elizabeth Stone, Policy Sub-Committee (Catholic Church)
BA, MIntS, GIA(Cert). Liz worked with the Caritas Internationalis family of agencies overseas and with Caritas Australia over two decades. Currently Executive Officer of Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea.
International Aid, Theological Reflection, Governance, Advocacy, Finance
Policy Sub-Committee


Greg Thompson (Anglican Church of Australia)
B.Econ., B.Div., B Ed. Studies, TSTC. Greg is currently a Non-Executive Director of Transparency International Australia and of the Anglican Board of Mission. For a number of years Greg was a member of the ACFID Executive Committee and Chair of the Advocacy and Public Policy Committee and Committee on Human Rights.
International Aid, Conflict, Disaster and Refugees, Theological Reflection, Advocacy, Fundraising

Heather Saville (Religious Society of Friends)
BA, Heather is a past convenor of Quaker Service Australia, and a past member of the ACFID Code of Conduct and ACFID Executive Committees.
International Aid, Conflict, Disaster and Refugees, Governance, Advocacy
Policy Sub-Committee

More ways to take action

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Seven years on and Syrian refugees are still in urgent need of our help. Keep hope alive and help provide the food, medical care and support they need.

Together we raised over $3 million during Ration Challenge 2018 - enough to feed more than 10,000 refugees for a year!