MAF International Board

Peter Curtis

Peter joined the MAFI Board in October 2010 and was elected Board Chair in June 2019. He also previously served on the board of MAF Australia from 2002 to 2016. Peter works in the investment department of AustralianSuper. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that the investment strategy of the fund is implemented in an efficient and cost effective manner to obtain the best outcome for members. Previously Peter has had various roles in the financial services sector where he has been responsible for the oversight of the operations for large pools of investment assets. Peter commenced his career as a chartered accountant.

Ralph Gunn

Ralph Gunn

Ralph joined the MAFI Board in June 2010 and serves on the Finance Committee and Safety Committee. He was a member of the MAF South Africa Board and served as Chairman for four years. Ralph works for the Investment Banking Division of Standard Bank in South Africa. He is currently with the Mining, Energy and Infrastructure team, looking at financing large scale projects or assets specifically in Africa. Before this, Ralph was with the Africa Regional Head Office of Barclays Bank, and was also part of a management consulting team on the banking industry across southern Africa, specifically in the area of implementation of mergers and regulation.

Ndaba Mazabane

Ndaba joined the MAFI Board in September 2016. He is an ordained Baptist minister and serves as Associate Pastor at the Rosebank Union Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ndaba has served as Chairman of the International Council of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), President of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA), Chairman of Biblica (formerly International Bible Society) Southern Africa, and a member of its Africa Advisory Council. He has participated in a number of forums addressing issues relating to social justice and ecclesiastical involvement, and is currently a research fellow of the Olivet Institute for Global Strategic Studies with its base in San Francisco, US.

Leighton Pittendrigh-Smith

Leighton joined the MAFI Board in March 2011 and chairs the Safety Committee, for which he has been a consultant since its inception. He was involved with the MAF Australia Board for 17 years, finishing out his service as Chairman in 2019. Leighton is an aircraft maintenance engineer with an aviation business management degree. He has worked in airline aircraft maintenance for almost three decades, and as a senior engineering manager since 2002. Leighton currently works for an independent Australian maintenance repair organisation and is a licensed engineer on Airbus and Boeing aircraft. His current role is as the Line Manager at Melbourne Airport.

Ann-Saunders

Ann Saunders

Ann joined the MAFI Board in early 2012 and chairs the People Committee. Previously she served for nine years on the MAF UK Board. Ann is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has worked for a range of different organisations, from GEC Marconi and The London Stock Exchange, to an Employment Law and HR Consultancy. For 10 years Ann was HR Director of Crown Agents for Overseas Governments, who run donor and privately funded international development projects in emerging economies around the work. Currently, Ann is Director of People at Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Bill Watson

Bill joined the MAFI Board in 2016. He has served on the MAF Canada Board since 2012. Bill is a seasoned oil and gas industry professional will more than 40 years of experience. He has held executive and senior management roles in North America and various other international locations. Prior to his retirement in 2011 Bill served as Chief Operating Officer, SE Asia and Lead Officer of Husky Energy, responsible for managing the company’s business activities in SE Asia, including operations, exploration, acquisition, new business development and commercial negotiations. Since retiring Bill has served on the boards of several North America and Asian energy company boards as well as Christian not-for-profit organisations.

Steve Osei-Mensah

Steve Osei-Mensah

Steve joined the MAFI Board in 2018. He is also a member of the board of MAF UK. Steve has 30 years of business leadership experience in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. He has been a partner with both PwC & EY in consulting, and a director/in senior management in the financial services industry (Barclays, L&G, & Cap Gemini). Steve currently helps to co- lead a small HR consulting unit within the Adecco Group, based in central London. He is a chartered director, chartered banker and a non-executive director/trustee of Langham Partnership UK, & A Rocha International. Steve is passionate about aviation and is a qualified private pilot with UK, US and Kenyan licences.

Muana Carey

Muana Carey

Muana joined the MAFI Board in 2018. Having been born to missionary parents, he grew up in Debitola, a missionary station in Assam, India. After gaining a Bachelor of Divinity at Bible college, Muana served as a probationary pastor in Mizoram, India and went through missionary training and deputation in Australia before moving to Thailand in 2001, and he now serves as team leader for Global Interaction Thailand, based in Chiang Mai. Muana has an in-depth knowledge and experience of cross-cultural ministry. He and his family engage with the community through English teaching in government schools, participating in community events and sharing their lives with the local people.