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National leadership appointment

8 March 2019

Commissioners Robert and Janine Donaldson

The Salvation Army International Headquarters has announced that Commissioners Robert and Janine Donaldson have been appointed national leaders of The Salvation Army Australia.

Commissioner Robert Donaldson will serve as Territorial Commander and Commissioner Janine Donaldson as Territorial President of Women’s Ministries. They will take up their new roles on 1 July.

They are currently serving at International Headquarters. Prior to this, they were the territorial leaders of the New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Territory.

The Salvation Army Australia’s current national leaders, Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, will take up yet-to-be-announced international positions in July, having led The Salvation Army Australia through a period of significant change.

Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, officers of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, arrived in Melbourne in June 2013 to lead the then-Australia Southern Territory; Floyd as Territorial Commander and Tracey as Territorial President of Women’s Ministries.

After almost three years as Southern Territory leaders, the Tidds were appointed as national leaders to oversee the merger of the Australia Eastern and Australia Southern territories into one Australia Territory. That process came to its climax in December last year when the new Australia Territory was officially launched, with the Tidds becoming its first territorial leaders.

The Salvation Army acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

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