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Executive Leadership Team

With representatives and experience from across our business, meet the Wesley Mission Executive Leadership Team.

David CanningsDavid Cannings

Chief Financial Officer


In his role as Chief Financial Officer at Wesley Mission, David oversees our accounting, financial planning and procurement services.

David has over 25 years' executive management experience in a range of industries including the social services sector and the finance services sector (including life insurance, superannuation, funds management, endowment management, financial planning and banking). This has been in a diverse range of organisations including listed companies, private companies and not-for-profit organisations.

While at Wesley Mission, David has helped transform the finance and IT functions. He also serves on a number of board committees within the sector and outside of Wesley Mission.

Chris EnglandChris England

Chief Operating Officer


Chris is responsible for the delivery of Wesley Mission’s community services including aged care, disability services, homelessness programs, conference and educational services, out of home care programs, mental health hospitals and programs, and child and family services. He has worked at Wesley Mission for 14 years. Prior roles included leadership positions at Mission Australia, Accenture, and Matrix on Board.

Rick DaceyRev Dr Rick Dacey

Senior Minister, Wesley Congregational Life

BA, MDiv, DMin

Rick is responsible for the Congregational Life and Chaplaincy of Wesley Mission. He has broad experience in diverse ministry contexts and served as Senior Minister of a large church in Connecticut, USA before moving with his wife and children to Australia in 2007 to serve in the Uniting Church. Rick’s passion for preaching and his commitment to whole-life discipleship led him to accept a call to serve Wesley Mission in July 2012.

Catherine KingCatherine King

Company Secretary

BA (Hons), LLB, Grad Dip Legal Practice, Grad Certificate of Management

Catherine is responsible for administering and supporting the business of the Wesley Community Services Board. She has over 25 years’ experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors at executive level in corporate governance, legal services, strategy and business planning, risk management and major government reform projects.

Catherine joined Wesley Mission in July 2017. Before joining Wesley Mission, she was company secretary and held an executive legal and governance role in the not-for-profit sector, working with the Board and other stakeholders to manage risk and drive change to deliver affordable housing solutions. Catherine has held senior leadership positions across a wide range of industries providing governance and legal services, and delivering major change projects to implement reform, including the sale and transition to private ownership of state-owned assets, divestment of government services and other significant regulatory reform projects to meet compliance and operational requirements. Her company secretarial experience spans roles in public, private and not-for-profit companies.

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