MAF International Board

John Quin, Chairman

John joined the MAFI Board in June 2010 and was elected Chairman of the Board shortly afterwards. He has been an active member of the MAF UK Board since 1996 and was Chairman from 2007 to 2010.

John has worked for many years in business finance, but in the latter part of his career combined work in the voluntary sector with consultancy and roles in several UK government agencies. He has also worked internationally for much of his career and is still involved in international training.

Peter Curtis

Peter joined the MAFI Board in October 2010 and chairs the Finance Committee. He has been a member of the MAF Australia Board since 2002 in the role of treasurer. 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 joined the MAFI Board in June 2010 and serves on the Finance Committee and Safety Committee. He was a member and Chairman of the MAF South Africa Board for four years. Ralph works for the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Standard Bank in South Africa. He currently forms part of the Project Finance team looking at financing large scale projects or assets specifically in Africa. Before this, he was with the Africa Regional Head Office of Barclays Bank. Ralph 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 serves as an Associate Pastor at the Rosebank Union Church in Johannesburg, South Africa and was recently inaugurated as the fourth President of the International College of Bible & Missions (ICBM) based in Roodepoort, South Africa. He is also the Chairman of the International Council of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). Ndaba has served as the President of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA), and was the 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.

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 has been involved with the MAF Australia Board since 2002 and currently serves as Chairman. Leighton is a mechanical engineer with an aviation business management degree. He has worked in airline aircraft maintenance for twenty years, and as a senior engineering manager for the last eleven years. Leighton currently works for Australia’s largest independent aviation maintenance organisation and is a licensed engineer on Airbus and Boeing aircraft. His current role is as the head of heavy and component maintenance.

Ann Saunders

Ann joined the MAFI Board in early 2012 and Chairs the HR Committee. 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. Currently, Ann is the HR Director of Crown Agents for Overseas Governments, who run donor and privately funded International Development projects in emerging economies around the world.

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.