Webster to Head ADRA Australia
NEW EXECUTIVE: Mark Webster, a veteran leader of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), is the new head of the group’s Australian branch.ark Webster, an Australian with a wealth of community development and international leadership experience, has been named chief executive officer of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia.
Webster fills the position recently vacated by Jonathan Duffy, who has taken over leadership of ADRA International.
“Jonathan has grown and strengthened ADRA Australia in a number of ways during his tenure,” said Webster. “My vision is for more life-changing work to occur in Australia and around the world and for the Adventist Church to continue to grow its voice for and engagement with the issues faced by people struggling with poverty and injustice.”
Since 2011 Webster has served as director of Program Effectiveness and Planning at ADRA Australia, previous to which he held several positions including vice president for Programs at ADRA International. Webster has also worked in the field for 10 years with ADRA’s offices in Laos and Nepal.
“I truly believe that as Christians, living in the developed world, we have a responsibility to extend Christ’s ministry of compassion to the poor,” said Webster. “It’s an exciting challenge to be taking leadership of an organization that embodies this vision.”