Geoff Walker though-out his working life has had a career in the Construction Industry. This started from early training as an Quantity Surveyor and culminated in a degree in Quantity Surveying in 1967 which enabled him to be a member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Following fourteen years in Construction Industry in Invercargill, which culminated in the position of Project and Chief Estimator for a local Construction Company, Geoff moved in 1982 to Sydney, Australia with his wife Sue.
Geoff continued in his selected career with a number of Tier 2 Construction Companies with the position of Chief Estimator being a pinnacle at a Tier 1 Construction Company.
In 2001 after nineteen years in Australia Geoff with his wife Sue established a successful Quantity Surveying business of which he is a member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Geoff’s interest in Impact Nations commenced in 2009 through the involvement of his wife Sue and this has developed over the years with visits in 2016 to Uganda and Tanzania and in 2016-2018 to the Philippines.
After seeing the plight of so many in Uganda, Tanzania and the Philippines Geoff became very ‘passionate about the ‘Clean Water’ projects.
Geoff is always looking for other ‘Projects’ that can help to alleviate the stress of poverty in these countries.
Geoff is Chairman and a Founding Member of Impact Nations Australia
Sue is married to Geoff and they have 2 adult daughters. Born in New Zealand she came to Australia in the early 1980’s where together with Geoff she helps to run their Quantity Surveying business.
Sue has been involved with Impact Nations International since 2009, bringing the experience of having travelled to a number of developing nations and participated in project development to alleviate suffering and hopelessness due to severe poverty. As well as a being a founding Board Member of Impact Nations Australia, Sue is also a Board Member of Impact Nations International
Anne grew up in Sydney and spent most of her life as a registered nurse – including 17 years as a Nursing Officer in the Army. Her career saw her work for 12 months with the UN in a developing nation as well as an exchange for 2 years to the British Army. Following her Army career, Anne worked in aged care in a variety of roles including educator and community care manager.
Before recently retiring, Anne worked as a Pastoral Care Coordinator at her church.
Anne is married to Arthur and they have been involved with Impact Nations since January 2015.
With a heart for all that Impact Nations represents, Anne is keen to add her skills to the INA board.
Arthur has a background in education and was a primary school teacher for 40 years. During his career he worked in a number of schools in NSW. 10 of these years he taught children with learning disabilities. Before retiring, he was teaching children computer skills and maintained the school’s computer network. He has travelled 10 times with Impact Nations to 7 developing countries since 2015. Seeing the profound changes that these journeys and programs make to individuals and communities is what keeps him going back for more.
Arthur is married to Anne.
Ray Carter has been involved in industrial, education and human resources areas during his working career. While working as a trainee metallurgist at the Newcastle Broken Hill Pty Ltd complex, he completed his undergraduate Applied Science degree. He subsequently worked at Newcastle University while he completed his Masters Degree in Applied Science (Metallurgy) by research thesis.
With his family, Ray moved to Sydney after accepting a position as metallurgy teacher at Sydney Technical College. He completed his Diploma of Education from Sydney University and continued as a teacher and head teacher in the Metallurgy Department.
Ray diversified his work experience moving into staff training and finally into quality assurance when he was employed by TAFE (The Department of Technical and Further Education) as a Quality Improvement Specialist.
Since retirement, Ray has been committed to working with people, specifically focusing on their spiritual and physical well being as demonstrated by his investment into the lives of others in both local, national and international arenas. He has witnessed first hand the desperate needs of many in the international community and has assisted with and taken leadership roles in bringing food, shelter and clean water to the poor.
Lesley recently joined the board of Impact Nations Australia as an opportunity to help others serve people in need especially those in nations close to ours.
Lesley’s career began after teachers college when she accepted a teaching position in Green Valley in the outskirts of Sydney and later in Boolaroo a suburb of her home town of Newcastle.
She left teaching to raise a family of four and with her husband and family moved to the Central Coast District of NSW.
Over the years Lesley has had a significant connection with many young women that she has met and her joy has been to see young and older women she has spent time with realise their full potential despite life’s setbacks.
She has travelled with Impact Nations and Habitat for Humanity to the Philippines and Vanuatu assisting with clean water and building programs to help the poor in those nations.
She brings a depth of experience to the board that is most appreciated.
During a career of over 35 years, Steve has established and led Christian schools, worked for a multinational corporation, and planted eight churches, both directly and by training and releasing teams in Canada and Russia.
Steve held the position of Western Region Overseer on the national board of Vineyard Canada, and along with his wife, brought the first Healing Rooms to Canada, eventually overseeing the formation of Healing Rooms in over 30 communities across the country. In 2005, Steve founded Impact Nations International Ministries, a network of organisations committed to releasing economic and social transformation in the developing world.
Steve is the President and the CEO of Impact Nations International, and a founding board member of Impact Nations Australia
Christina, a Canadian living in Albuquerque, USA, is the mother of 4 sons and grandmother to a growing number of grandchildren. She has worked alongside Steve in his ministry and together they established Impact Nations International in 2005. Christina is the Secretary and Journey of Compassion Director of Impact Nations International.
Christina is passionate about helping people caught up in sex trafficking and prostitution brought about through poverty and desperation. This has led Christina to travel to many nations working on the ground and helping to establish programs to bring rescue. Christina is also a founding member of Impact Nations Australia
Kristina has 17 years of experience as a Psychologist working for Education Queensland and Queensland Health. She is also a trained teacher and has worked in the private sector teaching English, Japanese and primary school.
Kristina first became involved with Impact Nations in 2011 when she travelled to Uganda. Impressed with the organization’s heart for justice, she has continued to travel with them and completed her 11th journey in 2017. So far she has been to 6 different countries with Impact Nations and is keen to see more of the world.
Tina is also a founding member of Impact Nations Australia