Commissioners Robert and Janine Donaldson
On 1 December 2018, The Salvation Army became a unified movement in Australia, after having operated as two independent territories for 97 years. The objectives to bring the two former territories together were to have an aligned vision, united voice, greater impact, increased innovation, stronger partnerships and better stewardship for the communities that we serve across Australia.
The Australia Territory Board
The Board is responsible for:
- providing governance oversight to the Territory in accordance with Australian law, governance principles and all requirements under International Headquarters Order and Regulations
- strategically positioning the Territory so that it has a sustainable, major influence on Australian society
- providing advice and assistance to the Trustees
The Board consists of 11 members - six Salvation Army officers, including Commissioner Robert Donaldson as Chair, and five independent members, who all share a personal faith in Jesus Christ. The members are:
- Commissioner Robert Donaldson (Chair)
- Colonel Geanette Seymour (Alternate Chair)
- Mr Richard Grellman, AM (Independent Lead)
- Commissioner Janine Donaldson
- Colonel Winsome Merrett
- Captain Richard Parker
- Lieutenant Lydia Hong
- Mr Greg Couttas
- Mr Adrian Appo, OAM
- Ms Desley Hargreaves, PSM
- Ms Felicity Natoli
The Board is supported by five Committees, Cabinet and the Executive Mission Council:
- Audit and Risk Committee
- Nominations Committee
- Professional Standards Committee
- Quality and Safety Committee
- Pastoral Committee
The purpose of this committee is to ensure the integrity of the financial statements, risk management framework and the system of internal controls, such that these align with The Salvation Army values and meet its legislative and regulatory obligations.
The purpose of this committee is to fairly and objectively identify and nominate suitably qualified candidates for appointment to the Board.
The purpose of this committee is to define and promote within The Salvation Army, a world’s best practice response to allegations of abuse and ensure that The Salvation Army is actively enhancing child safety within the Australian community.
The purpose of this committee is to define and promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and consumer safety that aligns with Salvation Army values and meets legislative and regulatory obligations.
The purpose of this committee is to improve the depth and breadth of the spiritual life of The Salvation Army in Australia; and to guide the movement so that it operates in accordance with its mission to Share the love of Jesus by caring for people, creating faith pathways, building healthy communities and working for justice.
Executive Mission Council
The Executive Mission Council is responsible for managing the implementation and delivery of Board-approved strategies, compliance with Board-approved policies and providing advice and assistance to the Trustees to enable The Salvation Army to achieve its mission.
The Executive Mission Council is comprised:
|Chief Secretary (Chair)||Colonel Winsome Merrett|
|Assistant Chief Secretary||Colonel Kelvin Merrett|
|Secretary for Mission||Lt-Colonel Lyn Edge|
|Secretary for Business Administration||Lt-Colonel Stuart Evans|
|Secretary for Personnel||Lt-Colonel Chris Reid|
|Secretary for Communications||Lt-Colonel Neil Venables|
|Assistant to the Chief Secretary - Governance Portfolio||Major Darren Elkington|
|Chief Financial Officer||Maria DiGregorio|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||Penny Lovett|
|Group Executive Mission Enterprises||Jeff Davey|
|Divisional Commanders||Lt-Colonel Bruce Stevens (VIC)
Lt-Colonel Miriam Gluyas (NSW/ACT)
Lt-Colonel David Godkin (QLD)
Major Bradley Potter (WA)
Captain Lance Jeffrey (SA/NT)
Captain Kim Haworth (TAS)