Wayne Ulrich, CEO

Over the past 30 years, Wayne has travelled extensively and been assigned in many high risk, disaster affected and conflict prone countries around the world. Along with his wife, Stevani, they have two children and are looking forward to a new chapter in Australia. Wayne has a rich background of experience and knowledge, having been engaged with International Non-Government Organisations, the United Nations, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Private sector, Multi and Bi-lateral Corporations and Government agencies.

Date Appointed: 22 March 2017

 John Hammond, Chairman

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 supporters of Asian Aid for many years, a Board member since 2011.

Date appointed to the Asian Aid Board: 27 October 2011


Stephen Baxter


Stephen is a commercial lawyer who resides in Sydney. He regularly contributes his legal expertise on a voluntary basis and has worked on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church’s Ethical Standards Committee and assisted with the incorporation of the Greater Sydney Conference.

Date Appointed: 18 July 2004

David Heise

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, various special projects, and especially over the last six years, through the Cooranbong Asian Aid Op Shop.

Date Appointed: 28 August 2016


Alan Bates

Dip Volunteer Management

Alan, a director for the Centre of Volunteering NSW, has twelve years experience in managing volunteers and in working with the non-for-profit sector.

Date Appointed: 19 August 2013


Kaye Zyderveld


Kaye has been a supporter of Asian Aid for almost forty years. Kaye has a Bachelor of Commerce with an accounting major. Kaye is currently the Business Manager of Prescott Schools in South Australia. She 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 to her appointment as CFO in SA, she has been a lay member of church and schools boards for SA Conference, Australian Union Conference and South Pacific Division.

Date Appointed: 21 August 2011

Peter Truscott

B.A. B.Ed Master of Development Studies

Peter Truscott was appointed as a replacement Director in March 2017. This is his third time serving as a director of Asian Aid. Peter worked for two decades as a teacher, principal and educational administrator in the Adventist Education system, before working for many years in the International Development sector in various field and management roles.  He served on various ACFOA (Australian Council for Overseas Aid) and ACFID (Australian Council for International Development) committees, while providing consultancy services to Australian Government and Australian NGOs.

Date Appointed: 7 March 2017