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Cabinet of The Salvation Army

The Cabinet of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory comprises senior officers who have been appointed to leadership roles within the organisation. The structure of our Cabinet resembles a board of directors found within other organisations. Members of the Cabinet are appointed with approval from the General. The Salvation Army uses military style ranks for officers, who are ordained ministers of The Salvation Army and are appointed across a wide variety of roles within the organisation.

Territorial Commander

Commissioner Floyd J Tidd
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science; Master of Theology Studies; Executive Leader Stream (Arrow Leadership).
Length of service: 28 years.
Responsibilities:
As the Territorial Commander, Commissioner Floyd Tidd is responsible for all aspects of The Salvation Army in the Australia Southern Territory. The Territorial Commander provides spiritual leadership for the Territory and is a legal Trustee of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory. Commissioner Floyd Tidd is the Chairman of the Policy Council, Finance Council and the Property Council.

Territorial President of Women’s Ministries

Commissioner Tracey Tidd
Length of service: 28 years.
Responsibilities: Commissioner Tracey Tidd shares joint leadership of the Territory with the Territorial Commander, which includes preaching and teaching in public ministry and membership to territorial councils. As Territorial President of Women’s Ministries, Commissioner Tracey Tidd gives leadership to all aspects of women’s ministries; promoting within the Territory the welfare and empowerment of women, relating to both church and secular women’s groups.

Chief Secretary

Colonel Peter R Walker
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Soc).
Length of service: 32 years.
Responsibilities: The Chief Secretary is equivalent to a Chief Operations Officer and is second in charge of the Territory. As the Chief Secretary, Colonel Peter Walker is responsible for operational oversight of Territorial Headquarters and line management of divisional/regional headquarters. The Chief Secretary is also a legal Trustee of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory.

Territorial Secretary of Women’s Ministries

Colonel Jennifer Walker
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education; Diploma of Religious Education; and Diploma of Teaching.
Length of service: 32 years.
Responsibilities:
Colonel Jennifer Walker has a shared leadership role with the Chief Secretary, including public ministry and membership to territorial councils. Colonel Jennifer Walker has the role of Territorial Secretary of Women’s Ministries, relating to leadership for women within divisions, including pastoral support, training and resources and missionary project management.

Secretary for Personnel

Lieut-Colonel Vivien Callander
Length of service: 38 years.
Responsibilities: As the Secretary for Personnel, Lieut-Colonel Vivien Callander is responsible for all aspects of personnel—officers and employees. The Secretary for Personnel is a legal Trustee of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory and is responsible for the Personnel Department, Human Resources and Leader Development.

Secretary for Programme

Lieut-Colonel Graeme L Rigley
Length of service: 27 years.
Responsibilities:
The Secretary for Programme, Lieut-Colonel Graeme Rigley, is a legal Trustee of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory and is responsible for corps programme, social programme, Staff Band and Staff Songsters. The Secretary for Programme is also responsible for programme matters relating to Employment Plus.

Secretary for Business Administration

Lieut-Colonel Bruce Stevens
Length of service: 22 years.
Responsibilities: As the Secretary for Business Administration, Lieut-Colonel Bruce Stevens is responsible for all business matters, including finance, property, audit, communications and fundraising, information technology services, Salvos Stores, the Geelong Conference Centre, Salvation Army Supplies and business matters relating to Employment Plus. The Secretary for Business Administration is a legal Trustee of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory.

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Gregory Stowe
Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Dist); FCPA.
Length of service: 21 years.
Responsibilities: Mr Gregory Stowe is a legal Trustee of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory and is a member of the Territorial Finance Council, Territorial Property Board and the Territorial
General Maintenance Council.

Assistant Secretary for Business Administration and Territorial Legal Secretary

Major Malcolm Roberts
Qualifications: Bachelor of Jurisprudence; Bachelor of Laws;
Australian Legal Practitioner.
Length of service: 15 years.
Responsibilities: Major Malcolm Roberts is a Trustee of the various State Property Trusts of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory. Major Roberts assists in the management of business activities, and acts as an in-house legal counsel, and is a liaison and overseer of external legal advisers.