Board of ISMNZ
Dr Andrew Butcher, Chairman
Dr Andrew Butcher joined the Board of ISMNZ since 2012 and became Chairman in Dec 2015. He is the author of several books of Christian devotionals and academic articles on both immigration and international education. He has lived and worked in New Zealand, was on research and study leave in Singapore and was on an international leadership programme in the USA. Andrew also attended by invitation the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in 2006. Andrew joined Bethlehem Tertiary Institute in December 2017 as CEO and Dean. He and his wife Yvette are members of a church in Tauranga.
Christine Harding, Board member
Christine Harding joined ISMNZ as Board member in December 2017. Christine is a trained minister and a natural mobiliser. Recently the National Director of OMF NZ, Christine has strengths in pastoral care, accountability and leadership. She is based in Hamilton with her husband.
Andrew Lim, Board member
Andrew Lim first arrived in New Zealand in 1994 as an international student at Victoria University of Wellington. He had an eventful stint as a student and by the time he graduated he was married to LiLian, was running an international students hostel called Kia Maia and had become a New Zealand citizen. Since graduating, Andrew and LiLian returned to Singapore, became parents to Monica and continued their involvement with international students in their work and ministry. They returned to Wellington in time to see New Zealand become Rugby World Champions again in 2011. Andrew and his family now live in Hamilton where he is the senior pastor of a church, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Hamilton.
Peter Munro, Board member
Peter Munro is married to Jenny and he joined the ISMNZ Board in March 2017. Peter trained initially as a chemical engineer. His career then involved 22 years of teaching and researching at Auckland and Massey universities, and 18 years managing R&D teams at Fonterra and its predecessors. Peter and Jenny have two adult daughters and one grandson. They now live in Wellington and are members of a church.
Jonathan Peacey, Board member
Jonathan Peacey is Senior Director Fisheries with Conservation International, working mostly on Pacific Islands fisheries. He travels regularly to the USA and Pacific Islands. He previously held senior management roles with the NZ Ministry of Fisheries and he and his wife Fernah recently spent three years living in the Solomon Islands. They have three adult children and one grandchild. They were discipled through the Canterbury University Navigators ministry, led the Otago University Navigators ministry for eight years, and are part of a church in Wellington.