The staff and board of Anglican Overseas Aid are highly skilled, passionate and committed. They have a wide range of skills and experience in business, overseas aid and development, and in the Anglican Church. Below you can find out more about the people working to deliver high quality relief and development at Anglican Overseas Aid.


Chief Executive Officer

LLB, MPhil, GradDipTax, GradDipTheol, MThSt, GradCertMin, PhD, FAICD

Bob MitchellBob has a passion for aid and development as a ministry of the church. His PhD focused on the way Christian theology can influence international development work and practice. Before joining Anglican Overseas Aid he was a senior executive at World Vision Australia.
Bob is a legal practitioner by background, and was a partner at PwC for nearly 15 years. He has served on several community and not-for-profit boards: BlueCare, World Relief, the PwC Foundation, Timor Children’s Foundation, Global Health and Development Network, and Western Health. He is currently a director of Eastern Health, Mission Australia, and the ACT Alliance. He is also a member of the international advisory board of the Christian Journal for Global Health, is a Council Member of the University of Divinity as well as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Finance and Administration Manager

Sue Riley

Sue is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector. She has worked mostly in the health sector as a senior finance manager for private hospitals, public hospitals, Victorian Government health departments and private consultants specialising in health. When not at work, Sue’s passion is golf and she is a member and a director of the board of Southern Golf Club.

International Programs and Partnerships Manager

Kylie has more than a decade’s experience in professional development practice and program management, working closely with partners and communities in Africa, and South and S.E Asia. Prior to joining Anglican Overseas Aid, Kylie worked with a similar sized Christian agency where she developed her passion for building community capacity and resiliency around child rights and protection. Kylie also brings corporate experience in the areas of people, culture and learning, which firmly underpins her strongly relational approach and commitment to transformational community development.

Program Manager – Quality and Compliance

Having worked in the education, forced migration and international development sectors in Australia and abroad from grass roots organisations to INGO’s Belinda brings a wide range of experience and unique perspective to our work. She has a strong interest in the effect and influence of the church in civil society, especially within humanitarian and development initiatives. She joins our International Programs team to focus on our work in Vanuatu and build program quality by leading AOA’s program effectiveness framework.

Disaster Response and Resilience Coordinator

Tim is an international development professional in disaster risk reduction, with over a decade’s experience in managing complex projects and stakeholders in Australia, S.E Asia and the Pacific. Tim has recently returned from living and working in the Pacific, and is committed to following his passion of building resilience and reducing the impact of disasters on vulnerable communities across the region.

Church and Community Engagement Coordinator

GradDipTheol, BLitt (Hons) – Sociology, Cert IV TAE

Nils von Kalm has worked in international development since 2000.

He is currently the Church and Community Engagement Coordinator at Anglican Overseas Aid. His role includes managing the Marketing and Communications team, speaking at churches and other community organisations on the Christian mandate to alleviate poverty, and writing articles and preparing AOA’s e-newsletter, magazine and other publications.

Nils is passionate about showing how Christian theology is relevant to all of life, and about playing his part in bringing transformation to every level of existence.

Outside of his work for Anglican Overseas Aid, Nils is a freelance writer, and has been published in The Sunday Age and is a regular contributor to The Melbourne Anglican and Sight Magazine. He is actively involved with his local church.


Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Renee brings years of marketing, branding, events, as well as writing and PR to her Fundraising and Communications role at Anglican Overseas Aid. This has involved working on various brands both in the corporate and not-for-profit space.
Prior to joining AOA, Renee spent three years with a similar sized international development organisation launching, marketing and running a primary school fundraising program. She has a strong interest in the intersection of faith and development, and how communications can not only help people understand human rights and crisis, but also better support good community development and emergency humanitarian response.


President of Anglican Overseas Aid

BAppSc, DipEd, BD, MEdSt, PhD, FAICD,
Archbishop of Melbourne and Primate of the Anglican Church in Australia

Abp Philip FreierArchbishop Freier came to Melbourne in December 2006. He was previously Bishop of the Northern Territory and had also worked in ministry in Queensland. He has lived and worked in indigenous communities and is strongly committed to social justice issues and to engaging the church with the wider community. In August 2014, Archbishop Freier was elected the Primate of the Australian Anglican Church.


Chair of the Board


Glenn ScottGlenn has more than 30 years’ specialist experience as an accountant, culminating in being Principal at Platform Advisors, which provides accounting, financial and funding advice to the not-for-profit sector, alongside commercial businesses. He also has extensive board experience, as well as being active within the Anglican Church. He currently worships at St Matthew’s in Prahran.

Other duties: Chair, Development Committee; Member of Governance and Nominations Committee

Deputy Chair of the Board

PhD Old Testament

Bishop Paul completed a PhD in Old Testament in England, 1993-6, and then served as Vicar of Holy Trinity Doncaster (1996-2009), an Examining Chaplain, Archdeacon of Box Hill (2001-2009) and Visiting Lecturer at Ridley College.

From 2009-2016, he was with the Church Missionary Society based in Malaysia, teaching in Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, as well as being a Visiting Lecturer in Old Testament and Preaching in various seminaries in India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Thailand. From 2014-2016 he was also the Asian Regional Coordinator for Langham Preaching and Langham Scholar Care, training preachers throughout Asia.

Paul was consecrated in November 2016 as Assistant Bishop for Jumbunna, part of the diocese of Melbourne comprising the outer southern and Eastern suburbs.


Board Directors

BEcon, BSW, BTheol, DipEd, PhD

Ray Cleary has been a community leader with more than 35 years experience in senior roles within community service agencies. 

He has previously served as CEO of Melbourne Citymission and Anglicare Victoria, and is an ordained Anglican Minister.

In addition to his professional work Ray has played an important role on a variety of social policy committees within the community over the years. He has been Chair of the Social Responsibilities Committee Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and a member of the Victorian Inter Church Gambling Task force. He is a Life Member of the Children’s Welfare Association of Victoria and has been a Board Member of the Victorian Council of Social Service, the Australian Theological Foundation and Families Australia.

Other duties: Member of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

BSc, FRACI C Chem, CPA, CFTP (Snr), Grad Dip Chn Studies

Tony HicksonTony is a qualified scientist and accountant, with extensive management experience during the past 40 years in two large multinational corporations and three medium-sized independent schools and colleges. He has also held many volunteer positions in the not-for-profit sector, including in churches along with local and overseas mission agencies.

Other duties: Chair of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee


Seak-King is currently the Principal for Prolegis Lawyers’ Melbourne office. Previously she was Company Secretary & Executive Counsel at World Vision Australia and prior to that a partner at Clayton Utz. Seak-King is also on the Board of Light Melbourne (broadcaster of 89.9 Light FM and Light Digital in Melbourne) and a member of the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and of the 16th General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.

Other duties: Member of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee


Claire MillerClaire is an experienced General Counsel and Company Secretary with extensive legal, strategic and commercial experience. She is skilled in establishing and managing legal, company secretarial, regulatory/compliance, risk, insurance and internal audit functions. Claire is experienced in working in the infrastructure, resources, energy, property, financial services and government sectors. She is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor, is a past President (NSW Division) of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Affiliate, Governance Institute of Australia.

Other duties: Company Secretary, Board member, Governance and Nominations Committee member


Chris Morgan

Dr Morgan is Senior Technical Advisor at Jhpiego, the Johns Hopkins University affiliate in Baltimore, and an Honorary Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne. He has a wide range of experience in working in health development in resource-constrained contexts, including western China, Myanmar, Nepal, PNG, Kenya, South Africa and with the World Health Organization. He is also an active member of St Hilary’s Anglican Church in Kew, Victoria.

Other duties: Chair of Development Committee

MA (International Development)

Andrew has a long history of engagement with faith-based international development agencies, including being a member of AOA’s Development Committee. He spent almost 30 years with World Vision Australia managing programs in Asia and Africa, has represented the international development sector on DFAT’s Committee for Development Cooperation, and convened the Measuring Effectiveness conferences. He is currently the International Programs Manager for Leprosy Mission Australia and is active in his local church. 

Other duties: Member of Development Committee

BA (Toronto, Canada), MDiv (Tyndale TheolSem, Canada)

Yvonne PoonYvonne is the Vicar at St Matthias Anglican Church, North Richmond, in Victoria. She has also been a Member of the Archbishop’s Advisory Committee on Cross Cultural Ministry, and the Consultant for Network 1:28 (MDP).


Robin is an Associate Professor, adjunct to the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University. In June 2012 she was commissioned as the first Ambassador for AOA.

Robin is a life-long Anglican and has served in children’s and youth ministry and on parish council in both Victoria and Queensland. She is currently the national coordinator for the Overseas and Northern Outreach Department, Anglican Mothers’ Union Australia.

While at Duke University in USA, she undertook night courses in biblical studies and has participated in many faith-related training programs. When requested, she leads Bible study groups at local and national conferences, including the Lambeth Conference. Robin has worked as a nurse and midwife in rural and regional Australia as well in tertiary education.

Her passion for aid and development work stems from spending short periods training nurse leaders in Bhutan and a special interest in women’s health, particularly in under-resourced settings. Over the last decade, Robin has taught Global Health to medical students. She currently supervises a number of PhD candidates who are undertaking studies related to ethical issues, patient advocacy, and sexual health in PNG.

BA (Hons)

Carolyn is a professional marketer with more than 20 years’ experience gained in banking, telecommunications, insurance, motoring and hospitality. She has most recently served as the General Manager of Marketing at RACV, responsible for brand management, marketing strategy, customer experience, integrated communications and data analytics. Carolyn also sits on the Deakin University Marketing Advisory Board.

Other duties: Marketing advisor

Company Secretary

Ms Claire Miller