After six years as Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia’s chief executive, Mark Webster has announced he will be leaving his position to take up a new role as Regional Director at ADRA’s Asian office, based in Bangkok.
Mr Webster said he is looking forward to his new responsibilities, but the decision was not an easy one.
“It’s been a difficult decision to leave and embrace new challenges with ADRA in Asia, but I am sure that whoever takes on the leadership of ADRA Australia will be equally blessed by their interactions with our wonderful employees, volunteers, supporters and partners,” Mr Webster said.
“When I left Australia in 1996 to volunteer for ADRA in Laos I did not anticipate, or even aspire to, a future role as CEO of ADRA Australia.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity that I’ve had to lead ADRA’s work in Australia and continue to be inspired by the people who I have had the opportunity to work with in my roles at ADRA Australia over the last six years.”
After joining ADRA Australia in 2011, Mr Webster worked as the Director of Program Effectiveness and Planning until 2013 when he took the helm as CEO.
Prior to this, Mr Webster served in various roles at ADRA International, ADRA Nepal and ADRA Laos.
Mr Webster will finish at ADRA Australia towards the end of the year.
Interested applicants can view the vacant CEO role here.