PHONE: 1300 739 899

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Our Organisation

Mercy Ships Australia is a charity registered in Australia with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and governed by the Australian Board. The Australian Office, based in Caloundra, Queensland, is part of a global network of offices whose mission is to promote the important work of Mercy Ships and undertake volunteer recruitment, fundraising, and procurement of materials and services.

Our Board

Our Board of Directors consists of dedicated elected members who govern Mercy Ships Australia.

Alan Burrell
Managing Director, Mercy Ships Australia

Richard Wankmuller
Chairman, Mercy Ships Australia
CEO, Inland Rail

Paul Pemberton
Deputy Chairman, Mercy Ships Australia
Managing Director, Mitey Ventures

John Wagner
Regional Manager, Commonwealth Bank (retired)

Karen Binns
Anaesthetic Assistant, Mercy Ships

Ernst Scholtz
Consultant, Self-Employed

Chris Thomas
Personalisation Enablement, Westpac

Kerry Peterson
Vice President of Marketing, Mercy Ships


Our Patron

Margo Hartley OAM

Our Australian Co-Founder

Lynn Ross

Our Advisory Council

Anthea Iva
Founder and Director, Redstone

Chris Thomas
Personalisation Enablement, Westpac

Ron Jackson
Founder and Director, Jackson & Associates

Melanie Manton
Clinical Psychologist

Our Staff

Our experienced staff are always here to help you if you would like more information on donating, volunteering or helping us in some way to make a difference to the forgotten poor.

Alan Burrell
Managing Director
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Melissa Mason
National Office Manager
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Michael Conn
Finance Manager
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Sue Moore
Community Fundraising Manager
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Toni Keighley
Donor Services Coordinator
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Sue O’Donnell
Donor Services Officer
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Margaret Stillaway
Donor Services Officer
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