Board of Directors
Executive Program [Graduate School of Business, University of Melbourne]
Fellow Governance Institute of Australia
AM – Member of the Order of Australia
Ian Curtis AM
Ex Officio All Committees
With over 35 years’ experience in executive leadership of global humanitarian programs across five continents, Ian Curtis is well placed to grow the impact of International Needs Australia as our Board Chair. His last full time position was as Vice President for Governance and Accountability with World Vision International. He is vastly experienced in issues pertaining to long term development as well as dynamic experiences which include the rescue of Vietnam war-refugees, building schools and clinics in wartime Iraq and directing World Vision International’s response to the devastating 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. In 2010, his experience and leadership was recognised in the Australia Day Honours List.
CPA (Fellow CPA Australia)
Richard Lim B Bus, FCPA
Chair of Finance Risk and Audit Committee
A solid finance and general management background has enabled Richard to be an integral member of the International Needs Australia Board. With experience in senior financial management and operations positions with global leaders across multiple industries and church organisations such as News Limited, Elf Aquitaine, FLIR, Pall, Arrow Electronics and the Baptist Union of Victoria, Richard is perfectly placed to steer International Needs Australia along the path to a secure financial future. Richard is also a member of Rotary Australia and he additionally provides accounting and business advisory services to church organisations and small businesses through his consulting firm, Halo Advantage.
Bachelor of Economics
Member of Finance Risk and Audit Committee
With Bachelor degrees in Laws and Economics, Shelley has had vast and high profile experience working as Senior Associate in the Government team at Sparke Helmore Lawyers, working as major projects and procurement specialist assisting and advising on commercial contracting, probity and procurement. She has worked for over seven years in a top-tier law firm on large Commonwealth and State Government projects and procurements as well as large financial and banking transactions. Additionally, Shelley has experience working as a policy advisor for several high profile Victorian Members of Parliament. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Service Management
Janelle is a People and Culture professional with over 30 years experience, in both international and Australian settings as well as humanitarian development and rapid response contexts. She is currently P & C Director in an INGO in Melbourne that works in over 70 countries. Janelle is passionate about creating working environments and cultures that encourage employees to reach their potential and contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s overall goals and mission.
Certificate IV – Professional Coaching
International Coach Federation – Accredited ACC
Member – Australian Human Resources Institute CAHRI
Shirley is a high performing Management and Strategic Leadership consultant and coach working both in Australia and internationally. Shirley has considerable experience(over 20 years) in coaching and advising organisations in a variety of leadership and relationship management issues. She works primarily with CEOs, their Boards and Senior teams in the provision and facilitation of strategic advice and coaching through times of change.
Graduate Diploma: International and Community Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts [Intercultural Studies]
Diploma of Ministry
Chair of Development Sub-Committee
As Director of Humanitarian Emergency Affairs for one of Australia’s largest International Development Organisations, Daryl Crowden provides strategic leadership in resource acquisition and mobilisation during protracted natural disasters and conflict situations. Daryl has directed responses to countless disasters both in Australia and abroad which include typhoons and tsunamis in Asia, civil wars in Africa, and Bushfires in Victoria. He has published papers on issues relating to international development, facilitated workshops and presented keynote speeches at conferences in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.