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Executive Leadership Team

With representatives and experience from across our business, meet the Wesley Mission Executive Leadership Team.

David CanningsDavid Cannings

Chief Financial Officer


In his role as Chief Financial Officer at Wesley Mission, David oversees our accounting, financial planning and procurement services.

David has over 25 years' executive management experience in a range of industries including the social services sector and the finance services sector (including life insurance, superannuation, funds management, endowment management, financial planning and banking). This has been in a diverse range of organisations including listed companies, private companies and not-for-profit organisations.

While at Wesley Mission, David has helped transform the finance and IT functions. He also serves on a number of board committees within the sector and outside of Wesley Mission.

Chris EnglandChris England

Chief Operating Officer


Chris is responsible for the delivery of Wesley Mission’s community services including aged care, disability services, homelessness programs, conference and educational services, out of home care programs, mental health hospitals and programs, and child and family services. He has worked at Wesley Mission for 14 years. Prior roles included leadership positions at Mission Australia, Accenture, and Matrix on Board.

Graham HarrisGraham Harris

General Manager, Wesley Corporate


Graham is responsible for community engagement, property, human resources, information services and governance. His career in human resource management spans more than 25 years and he has gained sound management experience, strategic leadership and analytical skills. Graham serves on the board of the Australian Federation of Employers and Industries (AFEI) (Board member since 2000 and President from 2002–2009). Graham is also a member of the council for the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and was a Board Member from 2004-2011. Graham commenced his employment at Wesley Mission in January 1993.

Rick DaceyRev Dr Rick Dacey

Senior Minister, Wesley Congregational Life

BA, MDiv, DMin

Rick is responsible for the Congregational Life and Chaplaincy of Wesley Mission. He has broad experience in diverse ministry contexts and served as Senior Minister of a large church in Connecticut, USA before moving with his wife and children to Australia in 2007 to serve in the Uniting Church. Rick’s passion for preaching and his commitment to whole-life discipleship led him to accept a call to serve Wesley Mission in July 2012.

Catherine KingCatherine King

General Counsel, Wesley Legal & Risk

BA (Hons), LLB, Grad Dip Legal Practice, Grad Certificate of Management

Catherine is responsible for the oversight of Wesley Mission’s legal, risk, compliance and quality assurance functions. She has over 25 years’ experience across the public, private and not for profit sectors at executive level in corporate governance, legal services, strategy and business planning, risk management and major government reform projects.

Catherine joined Wesley Mission in July 2017. Previous roles include executive management positions in the community housing sector, a NSW government entity in the energy sector and in private legal practice.  

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