Our Board

SIM Australia has a voluntary Board of Directors who provide governance according to their experience and skills to ensure we fulfil our mission and act according to our constitution. 

Jon Cheung
Board Chair
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Jon Cheung

Board Chair
Jon was appointed Chair of the board of SIM Australia in 2014, having served as a board member since 2013.  Jon is a partner of Prolegis Lawyers in Sydney, a specialist firm advising charities and not-for-profit organisations.  Jon has previously served with an organisation in South Africa partnering with local churches and community organisations working in communities affected by AIDS/HIV in several countries in Southern Africa.
Amelia Antognelli

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Amelia Antognelli

Amelia is an experienced Human Resources Professional with experience spanning the full range of HR activities including culture change, change management, project management, recruitment and selection, outsourcing, management coaching, performance management, employee relations, industrial relations, remuneration and benefit management, employee engagement, organisation development, leadership development and policy development across both the Banking and Finance and Oil and Gas industries.
More recently Amelia has lead the People Stream for Australia’s most successful transition from an oil refinery to the countries largest import terminal over a period of more than 2.5 years. This involved the retention, development, redeployment or retrenchment of nearly 400 employees whilst maintaining morale and a low turnover through the transition.  Her strong customer service ethic, empathetic nature, ability to form strong working relationships and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude are key components to her success.
 
Michael Gordon

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Michael Gordon

Mr Michael Gordon is an Australian Citizen.  He is currently a Director in Citigroup Global Markets Australia servicing financial institution clients and has held the position since 2010.  Prior to that Michael ran similar teams in Sydney and New York for Royal Bank of Scotland from 2000 to 2009.  Michael is a member of St Thomas Anglican Church North Sydney.  While in New York he was a trustee for Christ Church New York City and continues to be involved with work to support the Anglican Church of North America.  Michael is married to Tracey and has three children.  He enjoys running, tennis, cooking and, when he gets the chance, woodwork.
Alyson Hicks

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Alyson Hicks

Alyson is a Clinical Psychologist, working in private practice in South-West Sydney for the past four years. She conducts therapy with a wide range of people and assesses mission candidates and returning missionaries for SIM and other mission organisations. Alyson previously worked for 10 years as a caseworker and manager in statutory child protection services. In 2003, Alyson and her husband Tim spent 12 months as SIM Associates in Ethiopia. She taught music and psychology at Bingham Academy. Alyson loves adventuring outdoors, growing closer to God, sharing His love with others and seeing Him move in people’s lives.
Glenda Mitchell

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Glenda Mitchell

Glenda is a passionate and motivated business leader and adviser working with organisations undergoing growth and change. She is currently working as head of project governance and capability for a healthcare provider. She brings extensive management, project and governance experience to the Board.

Glenda grew up in South Africa where she had the opportunity to participate in mission as a child and teenager. These experiences compounded with her travel later in life to developing countries has given Glenda an innate desire to spread God’s love through word and deed. She and her husband were fortunate enough to visit their sponsor child in Tanzania in 2014. This further reinforced her love for Africa and prompted her to become an advocate for the sponsorship organisation, speaking as an advocate at various churches and forums.
 
Lawrence Tan

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Lawrence Tan

Lawrence lectures in General Practice at Western Sydney University, and works part-time in a Spanish-speaking practice near Fairfield. He teaches medical students and GP registrars, and conducts research into primary health care in culturally diverse populations. Lawrence and Liling, with their three daughters, spent 14 years serving with SIM in Bolivia, and prior to that had spent time in West Africa as short-term associates. Lawrence is actively involved at their church in Croydon Park.
Paul Lukins

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Paul Lukins

Paul has a background in agriculture, having worked with farmers in Central West NSW for much of his life. From 2001-2015, Paul was an SIM missionary in Ethiopia where he and Carol established a food security project with the Ethiopian Government for the benefit of a nomadic people group called the Mursi. They pursued Bible teaching with the local people. Australia is now their base as they care for their parents and assist their children to prepare well for Christian work for wherever God sends them. Paul joined the SIM Australia board in 2016.
Tham Fuan Yee

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Tham Fuan Yee

Tham Fuan grew up in Malaysia and has been pastoring churches in Malaysia and Australia for more than 20 years. He is currently the Senior Pastor of LifeGate Church of Christ in Glen Waverley, a south-eastern suburb of metropolitan Melbourne. His interest in missions came during his time as a student in a Bible college in the early 90s where he had the opportunity to hear about the many exploits of missionaries from different parts of the world. He spent some time in the mid-90s helping out in mission camps for a missions organisation in Malaysia. The same organisation asked him to join its Board, which he did for a few years before he moved back to Australia.