Samaritans Board Members

Our board members are appointed by the Anglican Church Diocese of Newcastle. Learn more about our team.

Samaritans is the welfare arm of the Anglican Church Diocese of Newcastle. As such, the general purpose and direction of the Agency is responsible to the Diocese of Newcastle.

The Chair is appointed by the Bishop of Newcastle. Three members are appointed by Synod; five members appointed by Diocesan Council and three are appointed members by the Board itself.

  • Ms Jenny Cappellacci- Chair
  • Mrs Wendy Cross
  • Professor John Hamilton
  • Ms Virginia Newell
  • Mr Robert Buck
  • Mr Michael Leach
  • Ms Jill Hall
  • Mr Peter Kibble
  • Dr Graham Vimpani
  • Fr Rod Bower

The operations of the Board are supported through several sub-committees including Finance, Audit and Risk Management, Remuneration, Governance and the Quality Assurance and Evaluation Committee.

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