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Territorial Governance Board

Territorial Governance Board

Commissioner Mark Campbell

Commissioner Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell is the Territorial Commander and shares co-leadership for The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. He is also Chair of the Governance Board. Mark has 35 years’ experience with The Salvation Army and holds a Bachelor of Administrative Leadership from the University of New England (UNE), as well as a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Sydney College of Divinity. Mark was a delegate of the International College for Officers in London, and delegate of the Arrow Executive Leadership course.

Commissioner Julie Campbell

Julie Campbell is the Territorial President of Women’s Ministries and co-leader of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. She has 35 years’ experience with The Salvation Army. Her roles have included Divisional Co-leader (of the South Queensland Division), Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries and Principal of the School for Officer Training. She has completed courses in leadership, pastoral care, coaching and spiritual formation and was a delegate of the International College for Officers in London.

Colonel Gerry Walker

Gerry Walker was appointed Chief Secretary in August 2020 and is responsible for implementation, delivery and compliance of the Territorial Governance Board strategy and policies. Gerry has been a Salvation Army officer for 12 years, along with 25 years in public service and governance roles in various community organisations.

Arron Perriam

Arron Perriam was the Chief Executive of Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. He is Chairman of the Burwood Academy of Independent Living Board at Burwood Hospital, a Trustee for Christchurch City Council’s Southern Centre Trust and a Presbyterian elder. Arron was previously the Business Operations Manager of the Rātā Foundation, and recipient of the Institute of Directors 2017 Emerging Director Award. He has completed leadership and governance training programmes and recently graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Applied Management.

Envoy Stewart Irwin

Stewart Irwin is a Petone Corps Leader and Central Youth Services Director. He is married to Collette and is father to Micah and Evelyn. Stewart has previously worked with young people in corps, Community Ministries and supportive accommodation contexts. He is on the board of trustees at his local primary school and Rotary Club. Stewart holds qualifications in biblical studies, youth development and restorative practices. He is a big fan of the local church, discovering where God is at work around him and finding the Kingdom of God in unexpected places.

Susan Howan

Susan Howan lives in Wellington with her husband Graeme, and is mother to Jacob and Rebecca. She has been actively involved as a soldier of the Wellington South Corps for over 30 years. Susan has previously held several local officer roles at Wellington South Corps, including corps sergeant major. She is currently a member of the Territorial Moral and Social Issues Council and a past chairperson of its predecessor, the Public Questions Board. Susan is a career public servant, working in the Ministry of Education as a senior leader with responsibility for designing and implementing new services and improved support to the education sector.

Aiolupotea Lili Tuioti

Aiolupotea Lili Tuioti has extensive experience in the education sector in New Zealand and the Pacific region. As an education and strategic advisor to the Government of Tokelau for over 10 years, Lili served as a member on the University of the South Pacific Council and the Pacific Board of Education and Assessment. She has held various governance roles in the education and community sectors, currently serving as a trustee on the JR McKenzie Trust and as a member on the NZQA Board.

Gregory Fortuin

Gregory Fortuin was the former Families Commissioner and Race Relations Conciliator, as well as the Founding Chairman of the Youth Suicide Awareness Trust and has been passionately involved in community issues in his adopted hometown of Porirua. He was also the National Director of The Salvation Army Education & Employment for six years. Gregory was on the council of Whitireia Polytechnic, Wellington Institute of Technology and Deputy Chair of Parents Centres NZ Inc. Gregory currently chairs Quotable Value NZ Ltd as well as a retirement saving fund for Muslims called Amanah. Gregory has four children and eight grandchildren.

Major Liz Gainsford

Liz Gainsford is the Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development. She has been an officer for 21 years and held a variety of appointments in corps, divisional and territorial headquarters and in training work spanning three countries (New Zealand, Australia and Tanzania). In August 2018 she was appointed as an inaugural member of the General’s Council focusing on Leader and Officer Training and Development. Seeing people develop in their relationship with Christ, develop skills for leadership and be a better human today than they were yesterday is a passion of Liz’s. To help keep her grounded in both life and ministry, she is married to Ian and has two amazing teenage children, Sophie and Malachi.

Ngaire Scott

Ngaire Scott is a chartered accountant and chief financial officer for Trinity Lands Ltd. She has served in numerous senior executive leadership roles, including governance, directorships, CEO, CFO, trustee, and audit, risk and remuneration committee membership. Ngaire’s expertise includes compliance, assessing and managing risk, raising capital and managing finance, strategic thinking, making large investment decisions, system development and financial reporting. She is a committed Christian, an active member in her local church and a parent and grandparent. She loves family activities and balancing life with work and outdoor adventures.