ADRA International president steps down

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ADRA International's president Jonathan Duffy has stepped down.

Jonathan Duffy, president of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, has stepped down from his role, effective immediately, due to personal reasons.

“The ADRA Board has accepted Jonathan’s resignation and expresses appreciation for his service,” said Ella Simmons, board vice-chair and general vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

“Jonathan served as president of ADRA since his election in 2013. He has led the network of more than 130 offices to adopt a new strategic framework that allowed ADRA to align with changing trends in the development and humanitarian sector.”

Mr Duffy, an Australian, previously worked within the South Pacific Division as CEO of ADRA Australia, at the Warburton Adventist Hospital, as well as in the Adventist Health Department.

To ensure ADRA continues to progress and advance towards its goals, Michael Kruger, the current vice president of finance, has been appointed as interim president. Mr Kruger steps into the role with more than 30 years’ experience in senior management in both the commercial and non-profit sectors.

Mr Duffy with Rohingya children.