Dr Peter Saunders
Former general surgeon and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Medical Fellowship UK
Peter Saunders was born in New Zealand and trained at Auckland Medical School later specialising in general surgery before serving with the Africa Inland Mission at Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya and then completing two years mission training at All Nations Christian College in the UK.
Since 1992 he has served full-time with Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organisation with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members, first as Head of Student Ministries and since 1999 as Chief Executive.
His current work involves leadership training, teaching evangelism and ethics, medical mission, writing, editing and media work. He is also Campaign Director of the Care Not Killing Alliance, a coalition of over 40 organisations in the UK promoting palliative care and opposing euthanasia, and chair of the European Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.
He has been a member of the ICMDA (International Christian Medical and Dental Association) Board since 2003 and also serves on the Coalition for Marriage board and the European leadership forum steering group.
His wife Kirsty is a community paediatrician and they have three sons Christopher, Benjamin and Jonathan. They are members of Spicer Street Church St Albans in the UK.
Health & Disability Commissioner NZ
Anthony Hill, started his role as Health and Disability Commissioner in July 2010, and has recently been appointed to a second term. This follows 15 years of experience in the health and disability sectors, including various roles in the Ministry of Health. He has practised law in both private and public sectors. He holds Bachelors Degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Canterbury and Master of Laws from the University of Virginia.
Anthony has been a practising Anglican since age 15, and is currently serving as the Chancellor of the Diocese of Wellington.
Presbyterian minister and theologian, currently chaplain at the University of Auckland
Carolyn Kelly-Johnston, is a Presbyterian minister and theologian, currently Chaplain at the University of Auckland. She has had a long association with TSCF, and been a chaplain and advisor in Church schools. Reflecting her particular interest in Theology, the Arts and embodiment her devotions will explore how Christian faith and spirituality are inseparable from bodily existence and identity. Carolyn lives in central Auckland with her husband Mark Johnston, and two of her three young-adult children.
Chief Executive Officer of World Vision NZ
Born in Christchurch, Chris Clarke graduated from Canterbury University in 1986 with bachelor's degrees in commerce and law. He has had a varied career in the New Zealand health sector, plus experience working in Europe with the World Health Organisation. From 2003 to February 2009, he was CEO of the Hawke's Bay District Health Board.
He was appointed as the CEO of World Vision New Zealand in January 2010. Chris previously spoke at our 2012 conference in Queenstown.