Board of Directors – Australia
Martin Kristiaman leads Haggai Australia in a voluntary capacity developing awareness of the ministry in Australia. He was drawn to the ministry through personal experience and conviction that it has a unique approach and is one of the most effective ministries to invest in for leadership transformation for the Great Commission. Martin is a director and investor in a number of innovative international businesses. He passionately volunteers his time, resources and business skills for a number of organisations. He is married with two adult children and lives in Sydney.
Carmen Nunn is Vice Chairman on the Haggai Australia Board. She is the co-owner of the Sundown Motel Resort and of Mpowerdome both in Canberra and one of the co-founders of Fresh Hope for Families situated in Angeles City, Philippines.
Carmen has had over 30 years business experience in the property sector. She doesn’t go about her business with a closed worldview. She has been fully committed to fulfilling the Great Commission and using her business skills to fund various mission works.
Philip Ng serves as a Director of the Haggai Australia Board since 2005, and also as Secretary of the Board since 2011. In addition to serving the Lord in his local church which is now based in Hong Kong, Philip is also the entrepreneur and mastermind behind an industrial technology company focusing on design automation and advanced control systems for selected segments in the textile industry.
Prior to running his own company, Philip was GM for Wilcom International, a Sydney-based multinational industrial technology company with operations in Europe, USA and Asia Pacific. Philip also held country head positions at IBM and HP/Compaq for various their professional services Business Units.
Dr. Bev Upton Williams
Dr. Bev Upton Williams
Dr. Bev Upton Williams, a 25-year veteran of organizational development, serves as CEO of Haggai International. She is responsible for leading the ministry, and ensuring that the world’s highest-qualified, credentialed, Christian leaders are equipped to powerfully impact their world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Bev joined the Haggai senior leadership team in 2008. Bev also worked for the Covey Leadership Center as a senior consultant. Her clientele included leading companies such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Companies, and Westinghouse.
Sherif is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of The Word Group, operating in the business of printing, Christian publishing and media. Prior to moving to Australia from Egypt in 2009, Sherif graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from The American University in Cairo. He worked in various financial institutions and was rapidly promoted to the position of Managing Director and Board Member at the last organization he worked for before leaving Egypt. During his career, Sherif has gained extensive experience in the area of investments and capital markets. He then moved to Australia and started his business in 2011 with the vision of communicating God’s message to different communities by providing Kingdom quality Christian content and resources.
He was drawn to Haggai when he first visited the leadership experience in Maui’s training centre. For him, witnessing the equipping of the sons and daughters of God to expand His Kingdom in an environment marked by a standard of excellence on all levels, was a life changing experience. He lives in Sydney, married and an active leader in his local church.
Fifi Rashando is the Impact Investment Manager at Good Return. She manages gender-lens investments, business advisory support, and stakeholder engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. She has over 18 years of management and consulting experience in financial inclusion, creating commercial enterprises with inclusive business models which are guided by the principles of innovation, job creation, access to finance, inclusive value chains, and influencing market systems (making markets work for the marginalised).