Colin Raymond, Chairman
Colin has worked as a consultant to financial institutions and government. His business expertise includes business development, sales and relationship management, strategy and product planning. He is strategic, analytic and results oriented. He has had extensive experience in the field of International development over the past two decades in both private and public sectors. He is currently Lead Financial Sector Specialist with the World Bank Group.
Date Appointed: 9 September, 2018
David Swain, Deputy Chair
B Legal Studies, Master of Laws, Diploma of Criminology
David has been a lawyer for over 35 years both in private and public practice. Previous positions included a senior lawyer, corporate manager, investigator and policy advisor for a number of NSW Government agencies for over 30 years in the Attorney General’s Department, Health Care Complaints Commission and Department of Premier and Cabinet. He has also been a Justice of the Peace, Coroner, Court Registrar, chamber magistrate, university law lecturer and a legal member of the health registration board. He currently runs his own business as a legal consultant.
Date Appointed: 7 August, 2018
Dip. Teaching, BA (Hons), PhD
John has worked for many years as a teacher, a principal and an administrator in the Adventist Education system. John and his wife Sue have been long time supporters of Asian Aid. He has been a Board member since 2011 and retired as Chairman (2019).
Date appointed to the Asian Aid Board: 27 October, 2011
Bsc, Masters in Engineering Science and Computing, PhD in Leadership
David has held a variety of positions in IT in software development and management at Sanitarium, Hewlett-Packard, Avondale College of Higher Education and Andrews University. He is currently employed full-time as IT Internal Solutions Manager at Sanitarium. He is a passionate supporter of Asian Aid, through the child sponsorship programs and various special projects.
Date Appointed: 28 August, 2016
Dip Volunteer Management
Alan comes with over 40 years’ experience in leading, training & managing volunteers. For 21 years, Alan was Manager, Volunteer Services, Wesley Mission Sydney. In retirement, he now resides on the mid north coast. He continues his 50 year association with the SDA Church Pathfinder Movement, previously as a District Director, 35 years in the Sydney area and now for the North NSW Conference. For nine years Alan served on the ADRA Advisory, Greater Sydney area and brings that knowledge to regional NSW. Alan graduated in the first class for the Diploma of Volunteer Management Practices, conducted by the School of Volunteer Management. He has presented papers at State, National & International Volunteer Conferences. Alan has served in the past as a board member of the state volunteer peak body “The Centre for Volunteering” for 11 years.
Date Appointed: 19 August, 2012
Kaye Zyderveld is the Chief Financial Officer (treasurer) of Seventh-day Adventist Schools and Conference in South Australia. She has a Bachelor of Commerce and has worked in the financial analysis and reporting field in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, including TAFESA, as a Senior Business Analyst. Prior appointments includes lay member of church and schools boards for SA Conference, Australian Union Conference and South Pacific Division. She supports the Asian Aid team through providing her forensic accounting expertise.
Date Appointed: 21 August, 2011
BSc(Hons), M.Ec, Grad Dip Comp Stud, PhD
Norm has worked in the Australia Public Service and private industry prior to taking up a position at Avondale College where he lectured for approximately 20 years in Mathematics, Computing, Economics and Finance. Although retired but his background in commerce and academia provides useful input to the Board.
Date Appointed: 7 August, 2018
We would like to take this opportunity of welcoming former board member, Anne Norman back onto the Board. Anne is a registered psychologist and has worked for government and non-government organisations for the past thirty years. She has a variety of Not-For-Profit experience advising at a Board level. She has particular interest and expertise in child protection and we are delighted she has agreed to become part of the Asian Aid team again.
Date Appointed: 28 July, 2019
B. Arts/Social Sciences
Brooke Sutton has had extensive experience working in the disability sector and has worked closely with individuals with medical concerns, as well as worked ensuring NDIS compliance and audits. Her Bachelor of Social Work/Arts has given her the skills to work closely with medical professionals and family members to ensure the best quality care for clients. Her experience has given her strong management and interpersonal skills to bring to the Board.
Date Appointed: 25 November, 2019