Anglicare SA Ltd. and Anglicare SA Housing Limited are each governed by their own volunteer boards. We thank the members of the Board for donating their time and expertise.
The affairs of AnglicareSA are managed by the Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by the Bishop, the Members of AnglicareSA, the Provincial Council and the AnglicareSA Board of Directors. The Archbishop of Adelaide, the Most Reverend Geoff Smith holds the position of Visitor.
The Members of AnglicareSA are the members of the Synod of the Diocese of Adelaide.
Nominations for the Board
We’re currently seeking nominations for Director of the Board of AnglicareSA. See the attachments below:
To learn more about the Board composition, election and eligibility, please refer to the AnglicareSA Constitution:
BA, Dip Teach., Th. Dip., M. Phil., M. Th., Grad Cert Min., Grad Cert Exec Lead., GAICD
Geoffrey Smith became the Archbishop of Adelaide in April 2017 after four years as Assistant Bishop and General Manager/Registrar of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. He is currently the Visitor of AnglicareSA.
Geoffrey has served as a Parish Priest on the Gold Coast, Ballina, Sawtell, Lismore, Port Macquarie and Papua New Guinea and was National Director of the Anglican Board of Mission-Australia for five years.
After becoming a bishop in 2007, Geoffrey was Bishop of the Southern Region in the Diocese of Brisbane till 2013. He has a significant interest in missiology and governance and has served as a member of four Anglican school councils.
Bruce Linn currently heads a successful governance and strategic management consulting business in Australia and the USA and was formerly CEO of Finlaysons Lawyers, CE for EDS (now HP Enterprise) and CEO of Camtech, a leading internet technology innovator.
Bruce has more than 35 years’ experience in business strategy, digital strategy, governance, leadership, business management and commercialisation of a broad range of technologies including IT, telecommunications, Internet and social media.
Past President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (SA/NT Division), his current Directorships include SABRENet Limited, UniSA Ventures Pty Ltd and SA Heart Centres Pty Ltd. Bruce is Chairman of AnglicareSA Ltd, eResearch SA Ltd, Adelaide Chamber Singers Inc and Sensei Productivity Pty Ltd and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Computer Society.
Greg Frisby is an experienced company director and corporate consultant with extensive experience across several industry segments including financial services.
Greg has a strong background in corporate finance, strategic planning and corporate governance.
He has been a director of AnglicareSA more than three years, including current Chair of the Finance Committee.
BA (Accountancy), FCPA
John is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide based property management and development business, The Cohen Group. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Makris Group of Companies for over 11 years.
In addition to property experience, John has a strong financial and accounting background having held senior banking roles at Commonwealth Bank and the BankSA Group. His early career also included roles with Deloitte and KPMG.
John is a graduate of the University of South Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and for nine years was a member of the Board of Governors at St Peter’s Collegiate Girls School Inc.
John is Chair of the Anglicare SA Major Projects Committee.
Grant Chapman’s distinguished business and parliamentary career includes experience as a marketing executive with Shell Co of Australia Limited and as an independent management consultant. Grant served as the Federal Member for Kingston 1975–1983 and as a Federal Senator for South Australia from 1987 until his retirement in 2008.
Throughout his time in Federal Parliament, Grant was involved in numerous committees including chair of the Joint Statutory Parliamentary Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, overseeing ASIC and helping to reform Australia’s corporation law and financial service regulation.
Currently he is a business consultant, company director and is involved in farming. Grant was appointed by the United Nations to its Panel of Eminent Persons to Combat Desertification and was awarded the Grand Cross, Order of Bernardo O’Higgins by the President of Chile for his contribution to international relations.
David Covington-Groth is currently the Parish Priest of St Michael’s Mitcham and has been in the Diocese of Adelaide for 13 years, having served at the parishes of Glenelg and Lockleys.
He has been ordained for more than 16 years. Previously he worked as an Occupational Therapist and health service manager across a number of different organisations.
A keen interest in the life of the Diocese of Adelaide saw him serve as the Convenor of Church in Society Ministry Unit for seven years, as a Diocesan Nominator and on the Council of Churches General Council, and has served as member of Diocesan Council.
MA, Dip. Th.
Lyn McRostie joined the Board in October 2016 and is Parish Priest of Holy Cross Elizabeth, Leader of Anglican Ministries in Playford and Archdeacon for the Para.
Her background is in finance and, prior to her ordination in 1998, she was based in London working in international business.
Lyn is particularly interested in the interface between church and society. Her Master’s degree studies and business expertise supported her in working on projects in England to adapt church facilities to meet wide-ranging community needs. These included doctors’ premises, educational facilities, gyms, community cafes, small meeting rooms, safe places for vulnerable people to meet and places that were welcoming to people of all faiths and none.
Since her return to Adelaide in 2011 Lyn has worked closely with Anglicare at the Elizabeth Mission which is co-located with Holy Cross Anglican Church and a valuable partnership has been established where the Parish and Anglicare work together in serving the community.
Emma is a solicitor at Camatta Lempens Lawyers and a graduate of the University of Adelaide and the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law.
Emma has studied and worked in Commonwealth bodies abroad and currently practices in corporate governance, general litigation, dispute resolution, and industrial, property and refugee law.
She is a current Director of the Anglican Board of Mission, the South Australian representative on the Anglican Church’s Legal Committee, a Member of the Diocesan Council, and involved with the Diocese of Adelaide Legal Committee.
Emma is an executive member of the South Australian Council for Civil Liberties and the Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia and is passionate about the Diocese of Adelaide’s Companion Diocese of Bor project, particularly the Bor primary health clinic in South Sudan
Darren Russ is the Executive Officer to the Registrar of the Adelaide Diocese and an ordained Anglican Minister serving as an Assistant Minister at St Matthew’s Kensington.
He is an Independent Director of CMS Australia and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Darren’s previous governance roles include National Council member and Management Committee Chair of SparkLit (formerly SPCK Australia). Darren is a Justice of the Peace of South Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Prior to full-time Gospel ministry, Darren worked in IT and Business Consulting for more than 25 years, including 15 years at Accenture. Darren was a member of the Australian Country Council and of Accenture’s Global Service Oriented Architecture Council. He also led the Microsoft Solutions practice for Asia Pacific and was a member of the Global Analytics Leadership Council.
The Rev’d Canon Ali Wurm BED, MDIV
Ali Wurm is the Parish Priest for the Parish of the Copper Coast in the Diocese of Willochra. Previously she was the Priest for the Parish of Whyalla.
Ali is a member of Diocesan Council and has served as a Spiritual Director for the Diocese of Willochra’s Eco-spirituality program for many years.
She was ordained in 2000 in the Diocese of Adelaide where she served at St. Saviour’s Glen Osmond, St. Peter’s Cathedral, St. Paul’s Port Adelaide and St. Bede’s Semaphore. Prior to ordained ministry, Ali worked as a Community Worker, Youth Worker, Welfare Worker and Chaplain.
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