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DAVID JAMES PEARSON

Chairman, Assoc Dip Bus Mgmt, CALU, AAII, MAICD

Founding Director and board member since 2002, David was elected chair in 2002. David is a Senior Management Specialist with a background in risk assessment within the insurance industry. He has many years of experience in corporate governance and compliance issues. David actively participates in project monitoring audits and has undertaken trips each year as Chair for Global Development Group.

GEOFFREY WINSTON ARMSTRONG

Executive Director, BSc, MBA, AFAMI, CMC, MAICD , MASQ

Board Member since 2002, Geoff is an experienced Director and qualified Consultant. Geoff has over thirty years consulting experience within corporate, not for profit and Christian ministry sectors, advising on organisational structure, strategic direction and corporate governance. Since being a founder of Global Development Group in late 2002, Geoff’s strong emphasis on financial growth, accountability and continuous improvement has seen the organisation greatly expand.

Samantha Crestani

Board Member, BBus

Samantha has been a valued member of the Global Development Group team for more than seven years. She has traveled extensively monitoring projects in India, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Africa. Currently overseeing two global regions, Samantha also manages all operations of the projects department and is a trained specialist in Child Protection.

ALLAN BENSON

Board Member, JP

Allan Benson first joined the Board in 2005 and is returning this year. Allan has vast experience within engineering sections of complex construction, mining and manufacturing companies, specialising in Occupational Health and Safety and Human Relations. He has been associated with the not for profit sector in Australia for many years.

DAVID ROBERTSON

Board Member, BCompSc, MCP, CNE

David Robertson was born in Sri Lanka and currently runs his own IT business. He has been a long time member of GDG. He has also partnered with many not for profit organisations and sees the need to not only reach out to his community through his business, but also to reach out to the global community in the wider scope of humanitarian aid.

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