Media Release 

Innovation and experience on display in Arrow Leadership’s new leadership appointments

As Arrow Leadership approaches twenty years of developing high capacity Christian leaders, their new leadership appointments demonstrate a valuing of innovation and experience.

Arrow Leadership has appointed Diann Feldman as their new Board Chair, the first female to serve in this role in their history. A business owner for 22 years and Arrow Board Member for ten years, Diann brings organisational knowledge and extensive marketplace and governance experience to this role.

Outgoing Chair, George Savvides, acknowledged Diann’s accomplishments and capacity for this role, saying her experience and corporate knowledge will continue to provide strong and capable leadership for Arrow.

“I have served alongside Diann on the Arrow Board for a number of years and am confident that she will ensure the mission and values of Arrow remain foremost in this next season,” said Savvides.

Feldman paid tribute to Savvides and announced that he has been invited to step into the newly created role of Patron, reserved for a person who epitomises Arrow in thoughts, words and actions.

Diann explained, “The role of Patron recognises that George has not only been inspiring, challenging and equipping Arrow participants since 2001 but that he has much to still contribute.”

“While George will continue to speak at our Emerging and Executive Leaders Programs, as well as participate as a member of an Integrated Leadership Group, his long association with Arrow will now also be formally continuing as Patron,” said Diann.

In addition, three new members join the Arrow Leadership Australia board, bringing a diversity of experience and fresh ideas as Arrow begins a new decade of developing Christian leaders for various spheres of Australian society.

John was until recently the National Director of Micah Challenge Australia and has now commenced as the Founding Director of SEED, a new ministry that develops innovative and effective models for Christian social engagement and helps organisations, churches and individuals apply those models.

Ruth was the Chief of Staff to the Speaker of Queensland Parliament for the last three years and is now a consultant assisting organisations with strategic projects, media and communications and governance.

Keith has been a practising lawyer for thirty-seven years and is currently a partner of Millens, predominately serving clients in the property and commercial sectors, small to medium businesses and family business.

16 March 2015