Our Organisation

Mercy Ships Australia is a charity registered in Australia and governed by the Australian Board. The Australian Office, based in Caloundra, Queensland, is part of a global network of offices whose mission is to promote the work of Mercy Ships through fundraising, volunteer recruitment and the procurement of materials and services.

Our Board

Our Board of Directors consists of dedicated elected members who govern Mercy Ships Australia.

Alan Burrell
Managing Director, Mercy Ships Australia

Paul Pemberton
Chairman, Mercy Ships Australia
Chief Financial Officer, DB Schenker

Margo Hartley OAM
Co-Founder, Hilton Manufacturing

John Wagner
Retired, Commonwealth Bank

Peter Wilshaw 
Consultant, Self-Employed

Karen Binns
Registered Nurse, Sunshine Coast Day Surgery

Ernst Scholtz
Consultant, Self-Employed

Kerry Peterson
Vice President of Marketing, Mercy Ships

Don Stephens
President & Founder, Mercy Ships

Our Staff

Our experienced staff are always here to help you if you would like more information on donating, volunteering or helping us in some way to make a difference to the forgotten poor.

Alan Burrell 
Managing Director 

Melissa Mason  
National Office Manager  

Michael Conn
Finance Manager 

Toni Keighley
Donor Services Coordinator

Alex Tetis
Donor Services Assistant

Donate today to save lives

Donate today to save lives

Your donations help provide FREE surgical operations and medical care to the poorest of the poor who cannot afford or do not have access to medical care