Responsible for Wesley Mission’s governing purpose, principles and strategic direction, our Board is chaired by Michael Anderson.
Non-Executive Director and Chair
BEc, FIAA, Grad Dip (Christian Studies), MAICD
Michael is also Chair of Uniting Church NSW/ACT Synod Board. He was Chair of Uniting Financial Services (a $1.5 billion financial services provider), Ecclesia Housing (community housing) and until recently, was on the Board of Christian Super.
Michael has other roles around strategy, investments, ethics and leadership and is a member of the Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Until 2011 he had a wide range of experience at AMP Capital Investors, which spanned a range of senior investment and general management roles.
These roles included Head of Australian Equities, leader of Australia’s largest Sustainable Investment Fund and acting as a company spokesperson on corporate governance issues.
Michael was appointed to the Board in May 2017 and is a member of all Board committees.
Rev Stu Cameron
CEO and Superintendent
Stu was welcomed as CEO and Superintendent of Wesley Mission in January 2021, having served for almost 15 years as Lead Minister for Newlife Church, the largest church in the Uniting Church in Australia. Based on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, Newlife has an extensive community services ministry including emergency relief, counselling, recovery and homelessness services, and support for people experiencing domestic and family violence.
Chair of Quality & Risk Committee
Board Deputy Co-chair
BA, BSocStud, (1st Class Hons), MBA, MAICD
Bernard has over 25 years of social work and senior management experience, including over 12 years as CEO of a large human services agency. He has worked in a wide range of human services sector organisations – including mental health, public housing, child protection, aged care, disability services, juvenile justice and community-based corrections, family support, homelessness, counselling and community development. He is currently Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Incorporated and teaches at the University of Sydney.
Bernard has served as an industry leader with community organisations, for example, the Sydney Alliance, NSW Council of Social Services, Catholic Social Services Australia and the Association of Major Community Organisations. He is committed to ensuring a just society that promotes the dignity, equality and participation of all people.
He is a member of the Catholic community with links to the Uniting Church. Bernard is married to Helen, with two adult children and a grandson. Bernard was appointed to the Board in May 2017.
RN, MN, BN (Admin)
Jill Pretty is a registered nurse and holds a degree in Nursing Management and a Master of Nursing, majoring in Aged and Palliative Care as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Jill was employed by Aged and Community Services NSW and ACT (ACS) for 15 years and held the position of Manager of Policy and Consultancy before being appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in 2008.
Jill is the President of the Yacaaba Centre at Nelson Bay, which provides information and counselling services to victims of domestic violence and those who are experiencing homelessness, assisting them to find affordable housing.
Jill is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and the Australian Association of Gerontology, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
BComm, BAcc, GAICD
Mark is an experienced property and finance executive with a lengthy record of success in Australia, the United States of America and South Africa. Mark has 30 years of experience gained at a high-performing ASX top-20 global organisation.
Mark is a board member of KYDS Youth Development Service, providing adolescent mental health services in Northern Sydney, Waterman Business Centres and a past Board member of Wesley Gardens Aged Care.
Mark is a longstanding member of Roseville Uniting Church and was previously an Elder, Chair of the Church Council, Treasurer and a member of various committees. Mark joined the Wesley Mission Board in July 2017 and is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee.
Chair of Finance & Audit Committee
Board Deputy Co-chair
MBA (Macq), CAHRI, GAICD
Tracy has over 25 years’ executive and consulting experience, including 10 years running her own consulting practice, working with organisations navigating change. Her career spans strategy facilitation and development, change management, financial management, executive search, human resources consulting and organisational design. She joined World Hope International Australia in January 2022 as Chief Executive Officer.
Tracy’s board roles include: Chair of The Housing Connection; Chair, Finance and Governance Committee for the Australian Music Centre; and director roles at Sylvanvale Disability Services and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Tracy is active in church life, currently serving as a service leader and occasional lay preacher. She was appointed to the Wesley Mission Board in December 2018.
BBus (Accounting), Grad Dip Applied Finance, MAICD
Tara is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Baptist World Aid/Transform Aid International. She is a business consultant with over 20 years of business and management experience, including as a partner in corporate finance at Deloitte. Her speciality was developing robust financial forecasts to support capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic decision-making. Tara was the founder and director of her own internet start-up business, which she sold in 2015.
Tara is passionate about and committed to social justice and is heavily involved in the community sector, having taught and mentored human trafficking survivors at the Freedom Hub Survivor School. She is currently setting up a social enterprise to help build social cohesion and reduce community isolation. She is a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Tara was appointed to the Board in February 2021 and is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee.
BDS (Hons), MPH (Merit)
Sam began his career as a dentist working in both the public sector and private practice. In 2005, he moved to Southwest China to volunteer with Bless China International (a Christian NGO) to provide dental care for poor and marginalised people and train village doctors. Later, Sam managed HIV/AIDS care and prevention projects focusing on developing the capacity of Chinese nationals to design and implement outcome-driven programs.
In 2012, he completed a Master of Public Health and held various leadership positions within Bless China International, overseeing a broad range of community service programs. Sam returned to Australia with his family in 2017 and has worked in both the primary health care and aged care sectors. He has been an active member of Wesley Mission’s International Congregation since 1997 and was appointed to the Board in February 2021.