Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are responsible for Mukti's overall performance and
compliance, providing strategic direction, effective governance and leadership on behalf of members, donors and supporters.

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Karen Crawford
DipT B (Adult Learning and Development)

President

Now retired Karen was principal of a VET training college, where her work included mentoring programs, skills training for school refusers and training youth workers. Together with her husband Peter, Karen served in parish ministry for 40 years with strong ties to CMS Australia.

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Glenda de Jager
BTh (Mission Studies), DipSS

Secretary

Glenda leads the team as National Director of Mukti Australia. She also takes an active part in Missions Interlink, both on a state and national level which contributes to her understanding of the missions scene across Australia.

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Claire Harris
BA, BComm, Chartered Accountant

Treasurer

Claire has worked as an accountant in public practice for 8 years. She has an active interest in mission and served as a Mission Treasurer with SIM in Benin, West Africa for two years.

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Glenda Cresswick
B Ed.

Glenda is our Overseas Development Advisor assisting Mukti in developing its community development work and project management. A trained teacher, Glenda was formerly the Overseas Projects Manager for The Leprosy Mission Australia and The Leprosy Mission International (SE Asia) prior to her retirement. Glenda spends time assisting at Mukti in India each year.

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Deb Bowden
Interior Designer

Deb is an interior designer by profession with a large Sydney company. She has visited our partners many times and has a passion for supporting Mukti Australia’s projects in India and Sri Lanka. Deb joined the Mukti Australia Board in October 2017 and has been working to develop business partnerships.

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Louise Blakston
B Ed

Louise is married with 5 children and has a B Ed (Primary Teaching). She has a keen interest in overseas development and mission, and has visited various projects around the world.

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Iain Johnson
Mech. Engineering Certificate

Iain has enjoyed a varied career of design of process equipment, engineering sales, project/procurement management, delivery and short-term consultancy. He has brought these skills to PRMM India consulting on various development projects.

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Sue Dunn
 Dip of Teaching; Adv Dip of Business Management; Dip Quality Auditing

Sue brings to the Board many years of experience in the community service sector and management of a Christian school and church.

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Stuart Brown
G.C.B.Adm

Consultant to the Board

Stuart has continued his advisory role throughout 2019 assisting the National Director and the Board in developing best practice in governance etc.

Our Staff and Consultant

The staff at Mukti Australia provides expertise, skills and a high level of commitment to ensure
we are doing the best we can to positively impact the lives of the women and children at Mukti India.

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Glenda de Jager
BTh (Mission Studies), DipSS

National Director

Glenda leads the team as National Director of Mukti Australia. She also takes an active part in Missions Interlink, both on a state and national level which contributes to her understanding of the missions scene across Australia.

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Peter Warren
MFIA

Western Australia and Northern Territory Director (part time)

Peter and Kathryn have been a great asset since joining Mukti in late 2012. Coming from a background in the Leprosy Mission, they both have a great love for India and her people. Peter has been able to introduce many more people in WA and NT to the work of Mukti. We share Peter with Missions Interlink in WA as well.

Let's work together

Who we are

In Sanskrit, the word ‘mukti’ means freedom, liberation and salvation.

The name ‘mukti’ reflects the origins of our work which began in India over a century ago. Today, we partner with organisations in both India and Sri Lanka to empower disadvantaged children and women.

Mukti Australia is a Christian organisation seeking to change lives through a range of development initiatives that demonstrate, in a practical way, the love of Jesus Christ.