New board of trustees appointed for Anglican Alliance

26 March 2013

The Anglican Consultative Council’s standing committee approved the appointment of the new trustees who are:

Representing Africa – Canon Delene Mark

Ms Delene Mark has been an active and highly valued member of the steering group which oversaw the initial establishment of the Anglican Alliance. As director of the South Africa agency Hope Africa,  Delene has long standing experience of working in development in Africa and an understanding of pro-poor development, relief and advocacy, especially as this affects the countries of Africa. She has good experience in the development world, and is familiar with most of the priority development areas of the Alliance.

Rev Canon Grace Kaiso

Rev Canon Grace Kaiso, is well known throughout the Communion and beyond as secretary general of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa and for his many other roles in African and global Christian organisations. He was previously the executive secretary of the Ugandan Joint Christian Council, and has played a formative role in shaping Anglican reflections on governance, and the role of faith-based organisations. He was one of the founders of the Anglican Alliance, hosting the first regional consultation, and providing the base for the first of the Alliance’s regional facilitators.

South Asia  –  Bishop Humphrey Peters

Bishop Humphrey Peters of Peshawar was part of the original team responsible for envisioning the Anglican Alliance, and has remained closely involved since, as a member of the steering group, and part of the team responsible for appointing the Asia facilitator. He is the former secretary of the development and relief organisation of the diocese. Bishop Humphrey and his diocese have been especially active in supporting people affected by the earthquake in Kashmir and the repeated flooding in his region.

Latin America and Caribbean  –  Mrs Sandra Andrade  – 

Mrs Andrade is a director in social services in Brazil. She has been a member of the steering group and reference board of the Anglican Alliance, organised the Anglican Alliance conference in Latin America and the Caribbean, and oversaw the appointment of the Anglican Alliance Latin American and Caribbean facilitator in Brazil. She has strong links with a wide range of faith-based development agencies, including Christian Aid and Episcopal Relief and Development.

Pacific – George Kiriau

George Kiriau is the former provincial secretary of the Anglican Church of Melanesia. In this role he attended the first Anglican Alliance consultation in Nairobi, and immediately offered to host the Pacific consultation in Honiara. He made it a very special Pacific event, championed the establishment of the Pacific facilitator, and played an active role in the Alliance’s governance review.

North America – Robert Radtke

Episcopal Relief and Development, President, 2005 to present, leads the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church, including extensive Church Engagement programs, fundraising, board development, international and domestic program evaluation and monitoring.

Provides strategic direction to agency’s programs in over 40 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the United States focusing on food security, primary health care and emergency response and rehabilitation including driving a formal strategic planning process which resulted in a 4-year plan focused on increasing the agency’s impact in international development, domestic disaster preparedness, Church engagement, fundraising and awareness and visibility. Grew income from $11.5 million in 2004 to over $20 million annually while expanding program budget from $5 million in 2004 to over $23 million in 2011. Diversified revenue from exclusively individuals and Episcopal churches to include first-ever support from the government, foundations and multiple corporate supporters. Oversaw creation and launch of agency’s signature malaria prevention partnership,

NetsforLife®, with the objective of providing over 8 million long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets in 17 countries in Africa over 6 years, protecting over 24 million people from malaria.

Expanded program beneficiaries from 1.1 million people in 32 countries in 2006 to nearly 3 million people in 46 countries in 2008. Initiated major strategic review of fundraising and communications to ensure the financial stability of the organization’s multi-year integrated development programming.


Agencies –  Adele Finney 

Throughout her 30 years of service to The Anglican Church of Canada, Ms. Finney has gained both a grassroots perspective and strategic overview of pro-poor development, relief, advocacy and the role of Anglican aid agencies globally. At all levels of the church she has shared widely through workshops, writing and speaking, the integration of faith, theological reflection, prayer and action in development and relief.  The PWRDF Board has re-imagined, restructured and reinvigorated itself with her encouragement and support.

Within Canada, Ms. Finney has over the years provided leadership to PWRDF in the areas of promotion, fundraising, communications, Jubilee initiative advocacy and public engagement. In her present position as Executive Director, she is leading innovative change in the encounters between international partnership work and Canadian parish outreach. She is particularly engaged in walking alongside the emerging, self-determining Anglican Indigenous church within The Anglican Church of Canada, both as a continuing part of PWRDF’s Canadian Indigenous Communities Development Program and as a strategic direction to explore new ways of working with First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples.  Ecumenically in Canada, Ms. Finney sits on the board of directors of KAIROS, the human rights and ecological justice organization of eleven Canadian churches and religious organizations. Internationally, she has been a member of the Anglican Alliance Steering Group and participated in the Nairobi and Hong Kong consultations. She ensured expert participation in the Sao Paolo and Honiara consultations.


Business – Humphrey Norrington

Humphrey Norrington was born in Oxford, but spent the years of the Second World War as a refugee in Toronto, Canada.  After national service as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, he went to Oxford University where he obtained his MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.  He joined Barclays Bank in 1960 and gained his early banking experience in London, Kenya and Uganda.  He spent most of his career based in different parts of England, but travelled around the world a great deal because he became increasingly involved in overseas operations.  He retired as Vice Chairman in 1993. He then worked as a volunteer for World Vision UK, becoming the chairman of its board for many years. He was elected onto the board of World Vision International and was appointed its honorary treasurer, retiring in 2004.  He was chairman of Premier Christian Media Trust, which owns Premier Radio, the Christian radio station in the UK from 1999 till 2011. He and his wife Frances live in Berkhamsted, where they are active members of St. Michael and all Angels Church.  He is treasurer and a trustee of the Lambeth Trust, which supports the work of present and former Archbishops of Canterbury.  He is vice president of the Royal College of Music and a patron of Mildmay International, which is in the vanguard of care for HIV/AIDS sufferers in UK and many parts of Africa.  He was chairman of trustees there for many years.


Chair of Advisory Board – Rev John Deane

John Deane is the executive director of the Anglican Board of Mission in Australia, and has been a member of the Anglican Alliance reference board and steering group.  He has been involved in cross-cultural work since 1992, and took up his first appointment in the area of international development as a board member of the Australian based agency Anglicord in 1994. He has served on a wide range of faith-based development boards, and became the executive director of the Anglican Board of Mission in 2008.


International development agencies –  Dorothea Hodge

Dorothea Hodge is listed as one of the 100 influential black people in Britain. She is a founding partner of Aequitas Consulting, a former boardmember of World Vision and former special adviser to Valerie Amos.  She is a trustee of Ruach Ministries one of the fastest growing black majority churches in the UK, and also attends St Peter’s church, Chalvey in the Parish of Upton-Cum-Chalvey, Diocese of Oxford  most Sundays with her 91 year old father. She says her family is Anglican by tradition. Her father has been a server for 80 years, member of the Guild of the Servants of the Sanctuary, she has been in the Choir, from the age of 5,  her brother served, my uncle is a Cannon, her father’s god son is a Bishop.


Lambeth Palace –  Chris Smith/Rev Rachael Carnegie


ACO – Canon Kenneth Kearon