Our guest speakers are invited to share their experiences of living as followers of Jesus through the joys and challenges in professional and personal life. Through their example, the speakers encourage us to keep trusting in the goodness of God and to be always ready to give the reason for the hope we have.
We are delighted to have Claire Rogers, the World Vision Australia CEO as our speaker.
World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers is a social innovator with a proven track record of strategising and delivering major change initiatives, helping organisations adapt to the tech-disrupted economy, and aligning physical and digital execution to maximise opportunities.
In her previous role as head of ANZ Australia’s digital banking, Claire spearheaded the bank’s digital channels transformation, and is recognised for her capacity to grow customer facing business across both physical and digital channels.
A highly networked influencer, Claire brings to different environments finely honed communication and negotiation skills, strength and compassion that creates strong community buy-in and support.
Chair of Ridley Theological College for the past eight years, Claire has long had a passion for equal opportunity for all, and understands the challenges facing not-for-profits as they adapt to the new economy.
Claire is passionate about creative and agile engagement with World Vision supporters. She sees the digital revolution as an exciting opportunity to reach new generations who want to fight global poverty as well as lifting the experience for existing donors.
Claire is well-equipped to lead World Vision through fast changing, complex environments, responding to disruption while building on existing strengths. She is inspired by the organisation’s vision of a just and peaceful world, where every child can experience life in all its fullness.
Claire is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Board. She has also volunteered as a mentor for Springboard Enterprises, supporting women entrepreneurs as they take concepts to market in the technology and digital sectors.
Claire received an MBA in General Management, International Studies, Leadership from the University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School in 1995, and earned her BA in English Literature, Mathematics and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne.
Her interests include global justice, digital innovation, entrepreneurship and agile practices to drive rapid transformation, and she enjoys tennis, cycling and time with her family.
Claire is married with two children, and lives in Melbourne. Her family have been World Vision child sponsors since 2006. In November 2016, Claire was able to visit her sponsored child in Myanmar.