Board & Staff
Chris Grantham, Director of Arrow Leadership NZ, has extensive leadership experience across many Christian agencies including TSCF and Interserve, and within his local church. Chris has degrees in commerce and theology, and previously worked as an accountant and school teacher. He is well regarded as a public speaker and writer, and penned the best-selling book, The Kiwi Bible. Chris and his wife Jocelyn have two adult children and three grandchildren. Email Chris here.
Alana Ramsay is Operations Manager for Arrow Leadership NZ. She has studied in the areas of geography, sociology and counselling, and has previously worked for World Vision, Interserve and Laidlaw College. Alana is an elder in her local Baptist church. She and her husband have two children. Email Alana here.
Ian Kuperus (chair)
Ian is the founder of Tax Management NZ Ltd, having worked closely with Inland Revenue Department to develop legislation allowing pooling of tax payments by an intermediary. Ian has over sixteen years of corporate tax experience, and led the tax teams of Fonterra, the New Zealand Dairy Board and National Bank. Ian supports various social entrepreneurship initiatives in NZ and overseas and established the Wilberforce Foundation. Ian is an elder in his local Baptist church.
Chris joined World Vision (NZ) in January 2010 as CEO. Prior to that, he spent 22 years in the health sector in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and with the World Health Organisation in Europe. Most recently he was CEO of Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. He is also the first Praxis Visiting Scholar at Green Templeton College, Oxford University; Trustee of Te Whakaora Tangata Trust; and Vice President of Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship. He is married to Karen and they have two young adult sons.
Val was born in the Waikato, studied Economic History at Victoria University and then completed a B.Div at Laidlaw College. She taught History and Economics at Macleans College before moving up an age group to work with university students. From 2002 to 2014 Val worked as TSCF’s Head of Student Ministries. She has a Masters in Education focussing on women in leadership of not-for-profits. Val is now campus director at Laidlaw College’s Manukau branch.
Martyn recently retired as NZ CEO of a multinational company, with additional oversight of operations in South Africa, Spain and India. He continues to consult with companies and not-for- profits in the areas of strategy, market growth and leadership development. He has had a lengthy involvement with not-for-profits being actively involved on several boards and also assisting organisations and churches in governance, planning and growing their leadership capability. Martyn is married to Marg and they have 4 children.
Murray was the pastor of Spreydon Baptist Church for 40 years along with his wife Marj and they saw a small struggling church grow to be a large missional congregation. The church also gave birth to several other congregations and a large number of ministries in the local community along with an extensive commitment to mission overseas. He now puts energy into mentoring and encouraging Christian leaders.