Alastair Bateman


Alastair Bateman

Chief executive officer

Alastair took up the role of CEO at Church Mission Society in May 2019.

He was formerly chief operating officer of Resurgo Trust, where he has been responsible for developing the Christian social transformation organisation’s sustainable growth strategy. Before that, he worked with Tearfund in high-level marketing, fundraising and change management roles.

Alastair shifted to the charity sector after more than a decade of strategic consulting in the commercial world with companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

CMS chair of trustees Charles Clayton said of Alastair’s appointment: “Alastair’s experience in the business sector and international Christian organisations, his leadership and strategic development abilities and his passion for mission will all be key to CMS at this time – as the world of mission is changing and we must keep a clear focus for the future.”

“Mission is as urgent and as relevant as it has always been,” Alastair says. “The needs of the world are enormous, expressed in broken relationships everywhere. The issues are too great to solve without God, which is why prayer is central. I value building relationships for life and look forward to doing this more at CMS.”

Alastair studied economics and politics at Brunel University, theology at St Mellitus and he holds an MSc in management with strategic information systems from the University of Bath.