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Global Leadership Network Australia

Bruce Moore

Executive Director, UnitingCare Queensland
GLNA Board Chair

Bruce is a member of the Executive Team as Director of Mission for Uniting Care Queensland. As an influential leader he draws from a rich experience in ministry and mission roles within the Uniting Church and other Christian organisations including Scripture Union QLD. He has a diverse background in senior management positions within government, private business sector and the not-for-profit sectors and is well-recognised for his expertise in leadership development, transformational and cultural change.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Theology, graduate qualifications in Management and Environmental Science and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and International Association of Teamwork Facilitators.

Melissa Lipsett

CEO, Baptist World Aid Australia
GLNA Board Secretary

As the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Baptist World Aid Australia, Melissa has a lifetime of leadership lessons and wisdom to share from a wide diversity of situations. She developed leadership skills early as an intelligence officer in the military, honed these over two decades in the quite different setting of the local church, and has subsequently led faith-based and complex organisations in the for-purpose space.

Melissa is a board director of Transform Aid International, Micah Australia, and Integral Alliance, and serves on the Professional Standards Committee of The Salvation Army. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dale White

Senior Pastor, Springwood Church of Christ
GLNA Board Member

Dale is the Senior Pastor at Springwood Church of Christ south of Brisbane. Previously he served for 22 years as Senior Pastor at Hume Ridge Church of Christ in Toowoomba.

During those years in Toowoomba Dale hosted and facilitated the Global Leadership Summit for 12 consecutive years – from 2007 to 2018. Dale is a Graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors, and last year completed a Master of Arts with the Australian College of Ministries (ACOM). In addition to his ministry role, he is also on the Board of Churches of Christ in Queensland.

Andy Hopper

Team Leader, Hillsong Leadership Network
GLNA Board Member

Andy is the Team Leader of the Hillsong Leadership Network – connecting with and training leaders around the world with the principles and practices to grow a healthy local church.

Since attending the GLS as a teenager back in the UK (even skipping school to do so), he has held an unshakeable belief that the local Church is the hope of the world, and is committed to helping churches of all sizes, styles and denominations realise their untapped potential. Andy also brings pastoral oversight to Hillsong’s church plants across Asia and sits on the Executive team that organises Hillsong Conference.

Leonie Wright

Head of Mission Engagement, Interseed Foundation
GLNA Board Member

Leonie works for Interseed, focusing on Carmichael Campus, Queensland, which incorporates a School, Kindergarten, Early Learning, Café, and Church. Her role is to see the transformation of lives by facilitating opportunities for connection and development, to unlock the potential in people and for them to discover their God-given purpose in life.

She is passionate about continuously developing leaders and effectively accomplishing the mission. A fervent desire to see people and organisations develop effectively led her to the Global Leadership Summit; from there she hosted the GLS from 2006- 2019 at Kardinia Church.

Bree Mills

Director, Micro Churches Australia
GLNA Board Member

Bree is an ordained Anglican minister and doctoral student in Missional Leadership, focusing on developing innovative leaders in the Australian context. Bree leads Micro Movements, an organisation who supports movements of discipleship and mission across Australian and New Zealand, including micro churches, missional communities, and social enterprises.

Previously, Bree was the Senior Associate Pastor of Glen Waverley Anglican Church where she pioneered a network of missional communities alongside the existing church.  Bree is passionate about spiritual formation, is a catalyst change, raising leaders, and contextualized mission. She loves to read and go for walks on the beach with her husband and kids.

Chad Smit

Principal, Devonport Christian School
GLNA Board Member

Chad is a Christian leader and the Principal of Devonport Christian School in Tasmania. He leads an authentic community where faith formation and identity transformation are at the heart of the rigorous Christian curriculum. He’s passionate about seeing the next generation of leaders rise from our schools and churches. Bringing areas of expertise in business, Next Gen and networking, Chad is a visionary leader. He is an experienced Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the educational leadership and management sphere.

Chad’s school community declare ‘Jesus is Lord of All’ and focuses on having a Kingdom impact.

Chad is passionate about Christian Education and allowing students to learn to love God, pursue excellence and flourish to reach their full potential. Chad is also an Independent Schools Tasmania Board Member.

Kynan Brookes

Lead Pastor, Hope Valley Church
GLNA Board Member

Kynan has held a senior position of leadership and ministry at Hope Valley Church for over 22 years. The role has included transitioning Hope Valley to be a church that is contemporary in nature, community-based and gospel centred. This long-term tenure has involved staff management, property development and leadership across most ministries and at every level.

His heart for the church and his community has led through times of abundance and times of crisis and each of these seasons has drawn out deep leadership values and attributes.

He leads his life by example, walking with Christ, raising and empowering leaders to be effective in their mission and being community driven.