The following Committee Members oversee the operations of Zambia’s Child in Australia
Bruce joined the Australian Committee in November 2013. He is a Commerce Graduate, CPA and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and JP with a commercial management accounting and corporate secretarial background in major corporates completing his career with Woolworths Limited as National Property Lease Administration Manager in July 2007. He also has an extensive background in not for profit corporates. Bruce was a member of the Mission Team which visited the Zambia's Child projects in Zambia in July 2014. He is married with three adult children and six grandchildren and is a member of St Peter’s East Lindfield where he has been Missions Committee Chairman.
Bruce joined the Australian Committee on 21 January 2014. He is a Chartered Accountant with experience gained in the accounting profession at Ernst & Young and in commerce working for a variety of local and multi-national organisations. He has lived in the USA and Singapore and has worked extensively throughout the Asia Pacific including developing nations. He has extensive experience with building projects and property development, corporate governance and cross border tax and currency matters. Bruce was a member of the Mission Team which visited the Zambia's Child projects in Zambia for the first time in July 2014 and makes regular trips back to Zambia to support the work there. He is married, has three adult children and is a member of St Peter’s East Lindfield.
Public Officer & Founding Member
Ros is a founding member of the Zambia's Childs (formally Blessed to Bless) Committee. She is a humanities graduate in the area of ancient and Middle Eastern history, and early Christian studies. Ros spent the first five years of her marriage in Luxor with her Egyptian husband. Raising their four children was Ros’s first priority, and after moving back to Australia worked in banking and clerical roles doing shift work so as to be home for their children, as well as assisting her husband in their family business. Ros attends St Peter’s East Lindfield. She is the Public Officer and full time volunteer for Zambia's Child and travels to Zambia each year to visit the projects.
Peter joined the Zambia's Child Committee in May 2014 and serves as Secretary. Peter made his first trip to the projects in Zambia in July 2016. Peter has qualifications in various aspects of management & business and has worked professionally in management consulting and information technology organisations across Asia Pacific in leadership roles for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in Board level governance, risk management & technology. Peter is married to Heather and are raising their three children in East Lindfield and is a member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church East Lindfield.
Elizabeth has worked in a range of office administration roles over a 30 year career. Firstly setting up the administration of the family business, then later working in several public schools, culminating in managing the office at Epping Heights Public School for 10 years. She spent 3 years in relationship management and fundraising with an African Christian Charity and is now managing a Church office on Sydney’s North Shore. Elizabeth has a passionate interest in helping Zambian families living in poverty, since seeing first-hand the problems they faced, travelling through Zambia and then volunteering and living for a short period amongst local Zambians in Livingstone. Elizabeth joined Zambia's Child (formally Blessed to Bless) in its second year of operation and has been a member of the committee now for 8 years and has returned to Zambia twice in support of Zambia's Child.
Steve joined the Australian committee in January 2014. He is the Senior Minister at St Peters Anglican Church, East Lindfield, where he has been serving for over 12 years. Before going into the ministry, Steve was a Mathematics teacher in Sydney’s western suburbs for 5 years. He was part of the team which visited the Blessed to Bless projects in Zambia in July 2014 and returned again with the team in July 2016, seeking to strengthen the bonds between the schools and the local Christian communities through training of church leaders. He is married and has three teenage children.
Project Manager in Zambia & Founding Member
Kim is a founding member of Zambia's Child (formally Blessed to Bless). She graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Primary Education in 1998 and spent 9 years teaching in Christian and government schools in various parts of NSW. She married a Zambian in 2005, and stopped teaching at the end of 2007 to become a full time mother (going on to have three children). In August 2012 Kim moved to Zambia with her family to become the project manager of Ipalo Christian Community School in Chingola, which was the fulfilment of her vision to see impoverished Zambian children educated.
Matt joined the Zambia's Child Committee in May 2016. Matt brings his skills and experience in management consulting, project management and marketing to support the committee, gained through working with large professional and financial services businesses both in Sydney and New York. He has degrees in Business and Biotechnology and is currently a Director of Cadence Media, a creative agency supporting purpose-based businesses to tell their story. Matt is married to Penny and both are kept busy by their young son, Jack.
Rod joined the Zambia's Child Committee in December 2018, after being a keen supporter of the organisation for many years. Rod is a qualified Actuary who has worked for several multi-national reinsurance companies over the last 20 years, specialising in areas such as product development, marketing, strategy and business development. Rod has also been actively involved in the Uniting Church as an Elder and member of Church Council and running various youth programmes. Rod is married to Marion and they have two adult children in Cherrybrook, where Rod attends the Cherrybrook Uniting Church.