Our Team

Our multicultural team share a common passion to reach out to the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

SIM Australia operations are led by our National Director, Malcolm Watts with the help of the Board and Executive Leadership Team. We have over 20 committed team members and many volunteers who offer their time and talents to help fulfil our mission.

SIM Australia is based in Penshurst, NSW, but is represented by regional staff and volunteers throughout Australia. 

Executive Team

Malcolm Watts
National Director
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Malcolm Watts

National Director

Mal and his wife (together with their 2 daughters) joined SIM in 1999. After 15 years serving overseas in France and Burkina Faso, they returned to Australia. In February 2016, Mal joined the SIM Australia team as Finance Director. Mal led the finance team to refocus and deliver on a new perspective on mission finances at SIM Australia to more effectively assist our global workers for the gospel. Mal’s interest as a leader is to see people encouraged to use their skills and abilities in serving God as global workers for the gospel.  

Deanna Richey
Personnel & Member Care Director
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Deanna Richey

Personnel & Member Care Director
Deanna serves as Personnel and Member Care Director in SIM Australia’s Executive team. She provides leadership, coaching, expertise and support to the team responsible for candidate procession, pastoral care for missionaries and people development and training. This vital role contributes significantly towards providing holistic care for SIM Australia workers and supporting them through the ‘lifecycle’ of serving as a missionary.
Steve Early
Mobilisation and Training Director
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Steve Early

Mobilisation and Training Director
Steve’s role is to oversee the Regional Ministry Directors, Projects Coordinator, and Church Engagement Coordinator. He also serves as the Training Director for SIM Australia.
Steve and his wife Terry previously served with SIM in Ethiopia between 1987 and 2008.  Prior to that Steve was involved with agricultural development in West Africa. They remain active in cross-cultural ministry.
 
Jason Lau
Partner Relations Director
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Jason Lau

Partner Relations Director
Jason provides leadership to our Partner Relations team who handle communications, donor relations and fundraising mission and projects.
Graham Ellis
Finance & Corporate Services Director
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Graham Ellis

Finance & Corporate Services Director
Graham's role is to oversee SIM Australia's Finance Team. As well as serving our missionaries by handling the finances, Graham's team also handles HR and compliance.