Rob Floyd – National Director
Rob Floyd is the National Director of UnitingWorld. Previously he was the Associate Director for UnitingWorld Relief and Development. In this role he oversaw all of the relief and development programs UnitingWorld carries out with its overseas partners. Rob is particularly passionate about providing rural and marginalised communities, and especially women, with opportunities to improve their livelihoods.
Rob’s interest in community development was sparked during the seven years he and his wife Jacqui spent as Mission Co-workers for the Uniting Church in West Timor, Indonesia. During this time Rob taught at a Christian University and also worked as a consultant with a Christian Micro Finance Organisation, Tanaoba Lais Manekat.
Associate Director, Relief and Development – Matthew Tyne
Matthew has nine years’ experience in international development and over 20 years’ experience in the community and health sectors. He has significant experience in project management with community and government agencies in health, community development, human rights and advocacy. Most recently Matthew worked in international programs at the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations in Sydney and Bangkok. This has involved travel to in-country project sites across South East Asia, PNG and the Pacific. While working on a project in PNG, he partnered with Christian organisations and engaged with local churches on issues related to HIV/AIDS. Prior to this, he managed multi-disciplinary health promotion and community development teams in Northern Territory and Sri Lanka. In addition to his professional experience, he has a Master of Social Science (International Development) and is currently doing part-time study (PhD) at the University of Sydney.
Bronwyn Fraser – Manager, Livelihoods and Peacebuilding Programs (Pacific)
Bronwyn spent the first part of her working life as a high school teacher after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Bronwyn has travelled extensively and as a teacher supported her students to participate in cross-cultural exchanges in Tonga.
In 2009 Bronwyn completed a Masters in International Development Studies which included an internship working with refugee communities in India. In late 2009 Bronwyn joined the UnitingWorld team as the Development Education Officer, working with Uniting Church and School communities in building a greater understanding of poverty and inequality.
Bronwyn is now the Pacific program manager and works closely with the women’s organisations of our Pacific partners supporting the empowerment of women, addressing gender-based violence and working for gender equality. Bronwyn is passionate about working alongside women and men across the Pacific in challenging systems of inequality and in facilitating space and opportunity for women to thrive.
Jane Kennedy – Manager, Church Partnership Programs
Jane manages the DFAT funded Church Partnership Programs for Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. She worked in Fiji for the Fiji Red Cross Society for three years and has stayed connected to the Pacific Islands since then through grassroots projects based around microfinance and education for girls in rural areas.
With a background in health, Jane has worked in Non-Communicable Disease prevention and management, Sexual Health promotion and spent two years managing a church based community charity in Sydney. She is currently completing a Master in International Health.
Jane comes to UnitingWorld with a love for the people and cultures of the Pacific and a desire to support and come alongside the vibrant networks of churches serving these island nations.
Ellen Shipley – Manager, Learning Effectiveness and Compliance
Daniel Buckingham – Program Support Officer
Laura McGilvray – Manager, India Programs and Experience Volunteers
Semini Dias – Management Accountant