CEO

Peter James

SU QLD’s CEO, Peter James, began his journey with Scripture Union as a camper in Year 8, and has been involved with SU since then.  He began as CEO in 2012 after leaving his previous role as a partner in an international law firm.

Peter has led SU through many years of expansion in school chaplaincy, and loves to see people combine their passion, calling, and their education and training to their work with SU and in the community.  He is excited about the opportunities ahead to help children and young people find hope and flourish.  

If you would like to get in contact with Peter, please call (07) 3112 6402.

Executive team

Jenni Dobbin

Director of Operations

(07) 3112 6439
jennid@suqld.org.au

Sue Hanlon

Director of Mission Support

(07) 3112 6482
sueh@suqld.org.au

Luke Van Luik

Director of Shared Services

(07) 3112 6403
lukev@suqld.org.au

Board of Directors

Diann Feldman

An experienced and accredited training consultant specialising in corporate strategy, instructional design and leadership development, Diann Feldman runs a highly successful consultancy, Feldman & Associates. Skilled in research, writing and training, Diann is also a highly sought after leadership coach and guest speaker.

She is the current Chair of Arrow Leadership Australia, the premier Christian provider of training and mentoring services in the non-tertiary sector for emerging and mature leaders.

Diann has long been connected to the work of SU QLD, first as a beach mission volunteer, then as a youth camp volunteer. In recent years she has presented and facilitated meetings and sessions with SU QLD leaders.

An active member of her church community in Caloundra, Diann serves in the music ministry and women’s programs.

Mark Silby

Mark is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon. He served as an Army Aviation Officer for a period of 16 years holding leadership appointments such as helicopter Troop Commander and Squadron 2IC with operational experience in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor.

Over the past 15 years Mark has become an accomplished change leader and risk manager, having held various leadership positions within the Bechtel Group of Companies including Global Head of Continuous Improvement and Performance and Risk Manager for Bechtel Oil and Gas covering the construction phases of four LNG projects in Gladstone and WA.

Mark and his wife are qualified foster parents, and have provided respite care for children whilst living abroad in the United States. He joined the Board of SU QLD in 2019 and is passionate about advocating for the needs of children and young adults.

Mark, his wife and two daughters are active members of their local Uniting Church and enjoy bike riding, camping and the occasional 4WD adventure.

Sean Hubbard

Sean Hubbard, (BCom HDipAcc CA GAICD), is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mater’s Health portfolio, comprising its entire private and public health services across three sites, namely South Brisbane, Springfield and Redland.

Sean is an experienced healthcare manager, having held various positions with the Life Healthcare Group in South Africa from 1999 to 2010, including Executive Regional Manager responsible for the oversight of 14 hospitals. Prior to joining Mater, Sean was Deputy CEO of Ramsay Healthcare – Joondalup Health Campus Perth, a co-located public and private hospital comprising 500 beds.

Sean is married with 4 children, attends Citipointe church and enjoys golf and cycling in his spare time.

Kevin Gordon

Kevin is a chartered accountant and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kevin has more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience.  During the past 10 years, he has been the Director of a range of commercial and not-for-profit enterprises. He is currently also a Director of John Paul College Limited and The Edge Youth and Community Services Limited in the City of Logan.

Kevin and his family are actively involved in a local church.

Ross Gillam (MBA)

Ross has more than 30 years experience in the banking and finance industry. He currently is the Head of Customer Acquisition for National Australia Bank in Queensland, having previously worked with St.George as the State Head of Retail Banking in Queensland and Western Australia, and as a Regional General Manager at Westpac. A majority of his career has been spent in senior leadership roles leading Sales, Operations, and Human Resource teams.

Ross and his family regularly attend their local Baptist church.

Storme Vunderink

Storme has a Masters of Communications and Public Relations and has worked in the corporate sector for more than 30 years in events management, communications and project management.

She is the Chairperson for the Gateway Learning Community Chaplaincy, and over the past 20 years, Storme has been actively involved in numerous community projects, has studied courses in Theology, been involved in Christian drama, writing and leading home group studies and teaching Sunday school. She joined the Board of Scripture Union in 2017 and is passionate about advocating the issues and needs of children and their families.

Storme, her husband and young family are actively involved in their local Uniting church.

Steve Griffin

CA, MBA, B.BUS (Accountancy), GAICD

Steve Griffin has 30 years’ experience in financial management across a range of industries including Not for Profit, For Purpose, Infrastructure, State and Local Government, Banking and Public Accounting. Steve is a qualified Chartered Accountant and he holds a Master of Business Administration degree, a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and is also a senior member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Steve has a broad accounting and finance background and he has worked in numerous senior executive roles both in Australia and Overseas in the United Kingdom.

Steve and his family are actively involved in a local church.

Louise Howarth

Louise currently is Managing Director of her family business. Louise has a Bachelor of Education and prior to joining the family business Louise worked as a primary school teacher for 7 years with Catholic Education.

She is the Chairperson for a Local Chaplaincy Committee, and over the past 10 years, has actively supported Chaplaincy in her sons’ primary school. Louise has been involved in numerous community projects and has been Patron of a community organisation supporting young people at risk of homelessness for the past 4 years. She joined the Board of Scripture Union in 2018 and is passionate about advocating the issues and needs of children and young people.

Louise and her family currently attend their local church.

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