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Anglicare Sydney is governed by the Sydney Anglican Home Mission Society Council, a body corporate constituted under the Anglican Church of Australia (Bodies Corporate) Act 1938.

The Sydney Anglican Home Mission Society Ordinance 1981 states the objects of the Council which “Shall be to further the work of the Anglican Church of Australia within the Diocese of Sydney by proclaiming the love of God as shown in Christ in promoting and conducting activities of a pastoral missionary, social welfare and charitable nature to be executed by the relief of poverty or other charitable means”.

Members of Council

Mr Greg Hammond OAM (Chairman)

BA Hons, LLB Hons, ThA Hons

Mr Hammond has over 30 years' experience as a banking and finance lawyer, and was a partner King & Wood Mallesons for over 27 years.  Since retiring from the firm in 2014, he has taken up a number of roles in academia, banking and finance and the not-for-profit sector.  His current rules include being an Honorary Fellow with the Applied Finance Centre at Macquarie University and a board member of the Australian College of Theology, G&C Mutual Bank, the Glebe Administration Board, New Churches for New Communities, Olive Tree Media, Opportunity International Australia and the Sydney Diocesan Secretariat.  He is a member of Macquarie Anglican Churches.

Mr Michael Clancy

Bus Fin & Ed, CFA

Mr Clancy has been a member of Cherrybrook Anglican Church for the past 18 years and has served in a number of capacities, including on Parish Council.  He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Super and a Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia. He has over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry as both an investment practitioner and a business leader. In these capacities, Mr Clancy has developed strong governance, financial and analytical skills.

The Rt Rev Christopher Edwards, Bishop of North Sydney


Prior to Bishop Edwards’ theological studies he worked in banking and finance. He has ministered in Quakers Hill, Engadine Adelaide and Brussels. He returned to Australia in 2012 to work as the Director of Mission for Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV), until his appointment as Bishop of North Sydney in March 2014.

Mrs Laura Elder

CA, GAICD, B. Com, Dip Bib. Miss.

Mrs Elder is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her professional experience is in a variety of finance roles for property corporations, as well as governance as a company director. She is a member of St John's Asquith.

Mr Peter Hicks


Mr Hicks is head of Asset Management for CP2, managing some of Australia's largest private transport assets. He was previously CFO of Leighton Contractors. He possesses deep commercial, building and financial experience and more than ten years’ experience as a board member on several not-for-profit and commercial boards. He is chairman of SCEGGS Darlinghurst and a member of St Thomas' North Sydney.

The Rev Gary Koo


Mr Koo was born in Australia after his parents migrated from Malaysia. He worked as a doctor in both the public hospital system and private practice before training for ministry. He is passionate about reaching people across cultures. He has served at St Paul’s Anglican Church Carlingford and North Rocks since 2005, becoming the Senior Minister in 2014. 

Dr Linda Kurti

FCHSM, PhD, MPhil, B.A

Dr Kurti is National Director of Economic and Social Advisory at Urbis, an Australian consulting firm, and in that capacity advises state and federal governments on a range of public policy issues, including health, aged care, and community services. Prior to joining Urbis, Dr Kurti was the Executive Director of the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia, where she had previously served on the Board. Originally from the United States, Dr Kurti holds qualifications in music, theology, counselling and public health and has worked in health research and advisory roles in England and Australia. She attends St Luke's Mosman.

Mr Martyn Mitchell

B.Sc, ACA, Dip.Th

Mr Mitchell had over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in a variety of senior positions including over 20 years as a partner. He undertook theological studies between 2009 and 2012. Mr Mitchell is a director of the Anglican Schools Corporation and was previously a member of the General Synod’s Diocesan Financial Advisory Group (2008-2015) and is a member of St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Manly where he has been Treasurer since 2010.

The Rev Dr Margaret Powell

MBBS, FRACGP, B. Th, MA (Theol)

Ms Powell is a Cross Cultural worker in the Georges River Region and former Associate Minister of St Paul’s Anglican Church Castle Hill. Prior to theological study she was a medical doctor with experience in both hospital and general practice. Ms Powell is a member of the Georges River Regional Council and Chaplain to Students at Moore Theological College. She is a member of Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Greenacre.

Mr Ian Steward


Mr Steward is a member of Waitara Anglican Church. He is also a member of the Finance Committee of Standing Committee, a member and Treasurer of the Northern Regional Council of the Diocese of Sydney and Treasurer of St Andrew’s Lakemba. He has had careers in chartered accountancy with KPMG and senior commercial and finance roles, including CFO of a major multinational logistics business. He has also held a number of governance roles as an executive member of company Boards, leadership of not-for-profit organisations and committees and an advisory role to a Christian School Board.

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