Chris Dureau: Chair
Christopher Dureau has lived and worked in developing countries since the early 1970s. He worked with the Indonesian Province of the Society of Jesus for more than ten years in community development, social welfare and as a parish priest, and was the Australian Provincial Delegate for the Social Development Network of Jesuits working in South-East Asia and the Pacific and Director of Asian Bureau Australia in the early 1980s. For a further ten years, Chris worked as International Director to the Australian Volunteers Abroad program. Since 1997, Chris has been a manager and consultant for aid and development agencies, both government and non-government in many countries in the Pacific and Asia. Currently, he is the Director and Principal Consultant for Matrix International Consulting, engaging in increasing the opportunity of disadvantaged and traditionally marginalised sections of developing communities to participate in process to improve basic services for education, health and livelihoods. Chris has a Masters Degree in Education and conducts regular adult education short courses and occasional lectures for master's students. Chris builds upon local competency and mobilises the gifts and assets already within the community including strengthening group relations for more effective program outcomes. Chris is a strong advocate for promoting change by appreciating and affirming the value of local culture and the history of previous successes.
Nick is a Melbourne-based lawyer with the law firm, Galbally & O'Bryan. Prior to this Nick spent nearly 10 years in the Jesuit Order. He taught at Saint Ignatius' College in Adelaide for 2 years and worked with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Cambodia in 2000. He was a volunteer lawyer with the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre for nearly 5 years. He is now married to Stephanie who works for Jesuit Mission in Melbourne and they have a daughter, Lucy.
Fr Aloysius Mowe SJ
Malaysian-born Aloysius is the Director of JRS Australia. He moved to Australia from the Malaysia-Singapore Jesuit Region at the end of 2010. After running the Jesuit candidate program in his home country, Fr Mowe spent two years undertaking Arabic studies in Egypt. His theological studies took place in London and Oxford, and he stayed on in Oxford to pursue research in Islamic history and law. He has worked in the fields of interfaith dialogue, public policy and Islam, and spent a year as a Woodstock visiting fellow at Georgetown University before coming to Australia.