Our Structure

Board and Executive

Our current Board was appointed in March 2016. Each board member brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a passion for remote Australia.

Jannine Jackson,
National Director

Jannine Jackson has been appointed as the new National Director of Frontier Services. 

Jannine comes to the National Director’s role with extensive experience in senior  

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Jim Mein AM,
Chair of the Board

Jim Mein AM was admitted to the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2010 for his service to the Uniting Church in Australia through a range of roles; to the promotion of inter-faith dialogue; to education; and to 

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Gary Williamson,
Board Member and Vice Chair

Gary is a COO / CFO with a career spanning medium to large multinationals in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Animal Health and Agricultural Chemicals sectors. His core strengths 

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John Baxter,
Board Member

John is a Partner at law firm Mills Oakley and acts for numerous charities and not-for-profits. John specialises in bequest issues and litigation, including family provision, testamentary capacity and 

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Dorothy Creek,
Board Member

Dorothy is a primary producer and has lived in rural NSW all her life. She is keenly aware of the daily pressures that impact rural families. A foundation member of the Riverina Presbytery 

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Dianne Torrens,
Board Member

Aunty Dianne Torrens, who has been a NSW/ACT Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress member since the organisation was founded and has been 

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Lisa Sampson,
Board Member

Lisa is a media relations and fundraising consultant and has worked with the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT since 2013. She has held senior executive roles 

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Rev Will Pearson,
Board Member

Will is a recently retired minister of the UCA, with a rural background. He grew up on a wool growing property where he lived and worked until approached by Elders 

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Rev Dr Chris Budden
Advisor to the Board

Chris is a Minister in the Uniting Church, a resource worker with UAICC, an adjunct member of faculty at UTC, and an associate Researcher in the Public and  

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