Our people

Our people

Mission partners, local partners and mission associates form an international community of people in mission

Our patron

The Most Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop Justin’s well-known love of Africa began on a Church Mission Society short-term placement when he was 18.

Senior Leadership Team

Alastair Bateman

Chief executive officer

Andy Roberts

Mission director

Becky Morris

Finance and corporate services director

Debbie James

Deputy CEO, people and learning director

Jim Barker

Fundraising and communications director

Jonny Baker

Britain hub mission director

Trustees

Andrew Bowerman

Andrew co-directs the Anglican Alliance, a small secretariat that looks to connect Anglican agencies with local churches across the communion. He has also held governance positions with Tearfund, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, and several other UK-based local charities. Andrew became a Christian in his late teens. After training as a social worker, he worked with Interserve on projects around church […]

Beauman Chong

Beauman Chong is a retired IT company director. He came to the UK over 50 years ago. He is currently a churchwarden of his local parish church in Winchester, an NHS Hospital Governor, a volunteer at the County Hospital and a trustee of the Winchester Basics (food) Bank.   He has over 20 years of […]

Charles Clayton, chair of trustees

An expert on leadership in international organisations and seasoned NGO chief, Charles Clayton is the executive director of Oxford Leaders Ltd and CEO of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation, which provides training for doctors and first responders in the management of severe injury – particularly in the world’s poorest countries. Mr Clayton is a former chief […]

Chloe Louter

Chloe works as a diplomat for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and has served overseas in Sudan, Jordan and Belgium, as well as in London. An active member of a church community wherever she goes, Chloe has worshipped alongside Christians in a range of cultural settings, and some in very difficult circumstances. Through […]

Dr Anne Keene

Dr Anne Keene recently retired from being Director of Development and Fellow at Linacre College, University of Oxford. Having worked with alumni from over 130 countries, and having seen substantial fund-giving income while in post, she’s now Emeritus Fellow of this graduate college. Her professional background is in modern language teaching, historical research, and higher […]

Fiona Lambert

Fiona leads Tearfund’s engagement in philanthropic partnerships. She is a member of the Ministry Fundraising Network and on the leadership team of The Justice Conference. Fiona is married to Nathan and they have recently stepped into the joy of parenthood. They are active members of King’s Church Chesham and lead a house group together. Fiona […]

John Stansfeld

John recently retired from Lloyd’s Register, a technical and business services organisation with operations in over 80 countries that employs over 8,000 people. He served on Lloyd’s Register’s executive team for 20 years and had director-level positions in the areas of strategy, human resources, transportation business leadership, as well as regional responsibilities for the Americas […]

Kevin McKemey

Kevin advises church-based agencies and programmes around the world on disaster risk reduction, behavioural change and social impact assessment. Kevin grew up in a missionary family in Kenya. He made a commitment to Christ at the age of eight and, while studying agriculture in Scotland, recommitted his life to Christian service in his early 20s. He […]

Rev Canon John Kafwanka Kaoma

Until recently, John worked for the global Anglican Communion for 14 years at its Secretariat in London, and 11 of these years as director for mission. In this role, John undertook extensive travels to support church leadership at all levels in their mission work. Previously, John served as principal of the national Anglican theological seminary in Zambia […]

Simon Upcott

Simon is an experienced church and charity trustee, honed alongside a long career in business with large listed, multinational enterprises.  His international finance, accounting, tax and leadership skills have afforded him the opportunity to travel extensively, his enthusiasm having been kindled by early years spent in Japan. He now applies his experience and abilities in […]

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A community 220+ years in the making

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