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Board members

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The ABBI Board consists of individuals who are selected on the basis of their reputation and potential to contribute to ABBI’s mission and objectives. The Board strives to maintain a diverse membership and care is taken to select Board members of both genders, sexual orientations and also from outside Australia.

Ian Green
Ian GreenPresident
Ian is the Chief Executive at Terrence Higgins Trust. Previously he was advisor to the Secretary-General of the World Alliance of YMCAs as well holding other board and committee roles for national organisations and was the Chief Executive of YMCA England for several years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology and history and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was a member of Ealing Council for almost twenty years serving for a time as Mayor. He is a Magistrate on the Hounslow Bench and is Chairman of the board of Ealing Hospital NHS Trust. He has a particular interest in strategic development and governance issues. He lives with his husband Paul in St Mary Bourne in England.

Tim Daly
Tim DalySecretary
Tim has seen the difficulties faced by people with a faith/orientation conflict and has been keen to support the work of Anthony Venn-Brown. He owns a web development and web video company in Sydney. He was raised as a Catholic. He lives with his partner of 13 years in Surry Hills, Sydney and is a father and grandfather. He runs a web development and web video business and is a life member of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA).

Bill Wang
Bill WangFinance Director
Bill joined as a member of ABBI in 2014, and was appointed Treasurer at same time. As a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), a Public Practitioner and Registered Tax Agent, Bill specializes in providing professional accountancy, business management and tax advice for individuals and small to medium businesses. He brings a broad range of accounting, finance and management skills to the ABBI board.

Dr Marguerite Foxon
Dr Marguerite FoxonBoard Member
Marguerite is a Sydney-based evaluation and performance improvement consultant, and active in Paddington Uniting church. She has a long history of social justice activism, particularly in faith settings, in the U.S. and Australia. She joined the Board in 2013.

Byron Barnes
Byron BarnesBoard Member
Byron has been a board member of ABBI since December 2014. Byron brings over 10 years professional fundraising experience  to the team at ABBI, and recently qualified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).  Byron assists with the fundraising strategy and work, lives in Sydney with his partner Joy, and is passionate about supporting social justice causes.

Anthony Barbara
Anthony BarbaraBoard Member
Anthony lives in Woolloomooloo, Sydney and was brought up in Sydney’s south west suburbs. He was raised in a Maltese Catholic family and understands the struggles of coming out in a faith background. He is the owner and founder of a General Insurance brokerage which he has been running for several years.

Hannah Pia Baral
Hannah Pia BaralBoard Member
Hannah has been on the board of ABBI since 2013.  Hannah was born in Manila, moved to New Zealand in her late teens and has been living in Sydney for over seven years. Hannah has held a number of senior management roles in the not-for-profit, education and health sector in New Zealand and Australia.  She brings skills in the areas of organisational development, program development and project management.