Our Team

ADVISORS

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Phil Cave AM

Tim Sims AM

Peter Evans

Ex-Officio : Archbishop of Sydney

Gabriel Lacoba

Gabriel Lacoba

Executive Director

Gabriel is a member of Christ Church Inner West (CCIW), attending the St Alban’s Five Dock 10am service with Sue his wife. He has been a member of CCIW since 2010, where he also served as Executive Pastor between 2014 and 2016. During that time Gabriel led a capital campaign to raise funds for the St John’s Ministry Centre at Ashfield, which was successfully completed in February 2017. He has considerable experience in the Not for Profit and Charitable sector over the past 25 years, having managed fundraising and marketing programs in Anglicare, the Cancer Council, National Breast Cancer Foundation and Baptist World Aid.

Peter Janssen OAM

Peter Janssen OAM

Chair

Peter spent most of his career as CEO of an Australian based manufacturer of electrical and electronic components.  He is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has extensive board experience with private, government and start up organisations.

In January 2018 Peter was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours List.  He is married with four children and attends Christ Church, St Ives.

The Most Rev Kanishka Raffel

The Most Rev Kanishka Raffel

Archbishop of Sydney

Kanishka was appointed as the Archbishop of Sydney in May 2021. He was born in London to Sri Lankan parents and was raised as a Buddhist. While studying law at Sydney University a friend gave him a copy of The Gospel according to John and he subsequently became a Christian. Kanishka served as Rector of St Matthew’s in Perth between 1999 to 2015 and also as the Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney from 2016 to May 2021. He is married to Cailey and they have two daughters.

Rev Ben Boardman

Rev Ben Boardman

Ben is  married to Kate and they have four children.  He loves getting outdoors and exploring, especially with the kids.  He also loves teaching the Bible and encouraging people to follow Jesus.  After a brief stint in engineering, Ben studied at Moore Theological College, worked at Heathcote Engadine Anglican Churches, then began as Senior Minister at Picton and Wilton Anglican Churches in 2016.

 

Greg Chambers

Greg Chambers

Greg is an Engineer with 25 years​ experience in the Australian Construction industry and part of the Management Team at JN Consulting Engineers. His passion for construction and sharing the gospel have taken him to building a school and Anglican Churches in the remote Anglican diocese of Lweru in Tanzania. Greg’s other diocesan ministry positions include a member of the Major Work Committee for the Anglican Church Property Trust.  Greg is married with 3 children and attends St Luke’s Miranda church.

Ewen Crouch AM

Ewen Crouch AM

Ewen Crouch is a director of Westpac Banking Corporation and BlueScope Steel Ltd. He was a Partner at Allens from 1988 to 2013 and served as a member of the firm’s board for 11 years, including four years as Chairman of Partners. He is now a Consultant to Allens. Ewen served as a director of Mission Australia from 1995 and as Chairman from 2009, before retiring in November 2016. From 2010 to 2015, he was a member of the Takeovers Panel. In 2013, Ewen was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. Ewen currently serves on the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal, the Law Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He is a member of St Thomas’ Church, North Sydney.

Amanda Garlato

Amanda Garlato

Amanda has been involved in Sydney Anglican parish and diocesan ministry for over 30 years including as a ministry wife and as Development Officer for Moore College and Mary Andrews College. She currently serves as a Board member on the Endowment of the See Corporation and attends St Luke’s Miranda where she is a member of the Parish Council and a Synod representative.

James Ward

James Ward

James is a business strategist with a depth of experience in corporate settings. He is currently Director of Strategy and Chairman of NBRS Architecture, where he is responsible for the development of communication and growth opportunities. James has also worked in the USA, the UK and Australia for a range of blue chip organisations such as Johnson & Johnson. At these global enterprises, James gained experience with many varied commercial situations and developed strategic long term plans to support expansion.

He attends Christ Church St Ives and loves to see people flourish with their gifts.

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