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Matt Darvas Appointed Campaign Director for Micah Australia
Micah Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Darvas as its Campaign Director, effective 2 February 2018. Matt is currently the Mass Marketing Manager at Compassion Australia and has also worked with several of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations, including World Vision, The International Nepal Fellowship and Micah Challenge.
As Campaign Director, Matt will be working with Micah Australia’s Executive Director, Tim Costello, to advocate in the political, public and Christian spheres for Australia carrying it’s fair share for a just world.
Tim Costello said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Matt as Micah Australia’s Campaign Director. Matt is a professional humanitarian worker and campaigner with strong strategic, marketing, relational and networking skills in the advocacy sector. He is a passionate and innovative communicator. I am looking forward to us uniting to be a strong voice for justice, equality and the battle to tackle poverty amongst the impoverished of our world.”
Commenting on his appointment Matt said, “Right now we see in our world, suffering on a scale not witnessed since the end of the Second World War. We said ‘never again’, to famine, to genocide, and to catastrophic flows of displaced people due to conflict. And yet here we are.
“I’m looking forward to working with leaders and advocates across the Australian church, who believe the time has come to rise again and declare as the Prophets did, ‘enough is enough’.
“To be trusted with this task by the Micah Australia Board, and to get to do this alongside of one of Australia’s greatest ‘modern-day’ prophets in Tim Costello, is a tremendous privilege and opportunity.
“We need to put the needs of the world’s poor back on our country’s agenda. And in 2018, a crucial year in the run up to the next federal election cycle, we plan on doing just that.”
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An Announcement from the Board of Micah Australia
Micah Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Costello as its Executive Director, effective 19th December 2017. Tim is currently the Chief Advocate at World Vision Australia, a role he will continue on a part time basis.
As Executive Director of Micah, Tim will bring a powerful voice in the political, public and Christian spheres on Micah’s vision to advocate for the benefits of Australia carrying it’s fair share for a just world.
Commenting on this appointment, Micah Australia Chairman, Roger Burton said: Tim is one of Australia’s most sought after voices on social justice issues. The Micah Board deliberately sought out a dynamic leader who could be a strong voice for justice, equality and the battle to tackle poverty amongst the impoverished of our world. Tim has been instrumental in ensuring that the issues surrounding global poverty are on the national agenda and we are delighted that he will be spearheading these issues on behalf of Micah Australia.
Likewise, World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers noted: I am delighted to be able to support Tim in this secondment to Micah Australia. His Christian perspective and deep experience of matters of justice make him an ideal person for this season at Micah. WVA has a long and innovative history of supporting the church as a vital partner in our ministry and we are continuing that through the Micah partnership. At the same time Tim remains a vital part of World Vision Australia
Tim expressed his excitement on the role: Micah seeks to do justice love mercy and walk humbly which is the spirituality Aussie’s expect and are longing to see from Christians. Honoured to be leading such a movement.
Micah Australia Board has been going through a process of review and restructuring during 2017. As part of this review process, Micah Australia is also undertaking the recruitment of a Campaign Director, who will be announced in the New Year, to work with Tim.
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