Our Australian Team

Board of Directors

Irene Gleeson Foundation (Australia) Ltd is a registered not-for-profit company , which is governed by a Board of Directors.


IGF Australia is responsible for creating and maintaining a reliable, efficient and ethical funding base through the promotion of sponsorships, fundraising events and other activities to enable IGF’s goals and objectives to be achieved in Northern Uganda.  


IGFA has a board comprising non-executive directors who meet as a full Board regularly.

David Welsh

Director
David Welsh

David has a Bachelor of Business degree and has been a CPA for over 30 years. He has held the Executive Director of Kenneth Copeland Ministries Australia Asia Pacific for the last 25 years. He has extensive experience serving on numerous Not for Profit Boards. He specialises in leadership development, executive management, Not for Profit governance and strategic planning. David has had a friendship  and association with Irene Gleeson and her work since 1999.

John Paul Kiffasi

Director
John Paul Kiffasi

Qualifications:

Diploma in Business Administration; Certificates in Project Planning and Management, Human Resource Management, Project Monitoring and Evaluation; Bachelor of Commerce (Bcomm) Student.

Experience:

John Paul joined IGF in 2000 and operated as Development Manager for Uganda for 5 years. He then served as Chief Administrator from 2006 to 2013.  In 2013 John Paul was appointed as Executive Director for Uganda.

Anders Halvorsen

Director
Anders Halvorsen

Qualifications:

MBA, JP, MAICD

Experience:

Business management consultant; Chairman Paraplegic & Quadriplegic Association of NSW(ParaQuad NSW), Director North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd; Chairman C3 Church Ballina; Director Halvo Pty Ltd.  

 

Anders received an Order of Australia award in 2021.

Sarah Spence

Director
Sarah Spence

Qualifications: 

BA Education, CIV Training and Assessment, Grad Dip Marketing and Communications, M Adult Education, M Strategic Business Management

Experience:
Sarah currently works at Barnardos Australia and is the Executive Leader for Engagement and Giving
 

Our Australian Team

Management and Donor Experience Team

When you contact IGF Australia, you are likely to be in touch with one of these team members. They will assist you with whatever enquiry you have.

Amanda Neil

Executive Manager
Amanda Neil

Amanda has a Diploma of Business, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is a qualified Justice of the Peace.  She has extensive experience in business and project management and has had several roles as a community leader.  Prior to coming to IGF Amanda spent 17 years at Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 15 of these as the Operations Manager of the Australian Aisa Pacific region.  

Alice Zagorski

Sponsorship Coordinator
Alice Zagorski

Alice was a personal friend of Irene Gleeson and has been with Irene Gleeson Foundation since 1992.  She helps coordinate the child sponsorship program, answers incoming calls and helps with donor queries, as well as other administrative tasks.