+ THE VEN TOM HENDERSON-BROOKS
THE VEN TOM HENDERSON-BROOKS
ACTING PRESIDING MEMBER
Director since June 2021
Tom is the Diocesan Archdeacon for the Canberra/Goulburn Anglican Diocese, with responsibility for Mission and Chaplaincy. He has been an Anglican Minister for 30 years. Immediately prior to moving to Canberra, Tom led the Diocese of Rockhampton for 15 months in the transition between Bishops, having been the Diocesan Archdeacon for Mission and Training since 2016.
Tom has served in ministry leadership in multiple contexts across Australia including North Rockhampton, South Turramurra, Bondi and Kings Cross. For a decade, in Kings Cross, his ministry was amongst the homeless, the drug-affected and sex workers including PJ’s Café, a safe space for Transgender Sex-Workers. He helped establish Rough Edges in 1995, the Anglican ‘equivalent’ of the Wayside Chapel. Then for a decade Tom combined his Bondi Church leadership with being the Anglicare Regional Manager across the Eastern Suburbs, City and Inner West of Sydney. He also had the joy of leading a vibrant, prayerful and missional church on Sydney’s North Shore where he enjoyed mobilising people for world-wide mission and church planting.
His most recent ministry in Central Queensland has given him experience of the rural context. He was a Board Director for Anglicare Central Queensland for the last 4 years. He has Degrees in Science and Theology and Post Graduate Diplomas in Education, Ministry and Arts.
+ DR DAVID WALLACE
DR DAVID WALLACE
Director since 2018
David has extensive experience serving on the Board of Anglicare Sydney (from 2009 – July 2016), and experience as Chair of the Mamre Anglican School Council in Sydney, and member of the Sydney Local Health District Ethics Review Committee. David started his career as a social worker in local governments in Sydney, he went on to teach a range of welfare programs at TAFE before moving to the NSW Department of Education and Training where he worked on VET policy. He brings a range of skills in the social work and education sector to support the work of the Anglicare Board.
+ JOSEPHINE SCHUMANN
Director since February 2022
Ms Schumann has had extensive experience with the Commonwealth Government working at senior levels in the provision of corporate services at the Murray Darling Basin Authority, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Department of Veterans Affairs. She also provides mentoring and coaching services and is involved in the delivery of staff development programs for the public service.
Ms Schumann was appointed to the Anglicare Board Risk Committee in early 2018 and has been Chair of the Anglicare Board, Clinical Governance Sub-Committee from July 2018 to January 2022.
Ms Schumann also serves on several Commonwealth independent audit committees. Ms Schuman is a member of the Council of Burgmann College, ANU and a Council member of SHFPACT and Board member for Women’s Centre for Health Matters.
+ JOHN WILLS
Director since 2023