Langham Leadership

Our leaders consider it a privilege and blessing to be used by God to serve the global church through the ministry of Langham Partnership. Read more about these godly men and women with a heart to bring God’s Word to God’s people around the world.

Langham Partnership Australia Operations

Gillean Smiley

From 2008 to 2012, Gillean was Chief Executive of the Bible Society in South Australia and the Northern Territory. She was subsequently manager of Peirson Services, a ministry arm of the Ann Street Presbyterian Church Brisbane.

She has served as CEO of Langham in Australia since 2014.


Jenny Bawden

Jenny has served in administration and supporter relations for Langham in Australia since 2012.

Edgar Solis

Edgar began as Youth Engagement Coordinator in 2023.

Simon Nugent

Simon began as Youth Engagement Coordinator in 2023.

Langham Partnership Australia Board of Directors

Rt Rev Dr Paul Barker

is an assistant bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Vic. 

Jill McGilvray (Chairperson)

is a part time Bible College lecturer in pastoral care.

John Cotter

is a professional pastoral supervisor helping Christians in ministry to be encouraged, healthy, reflective and aligned.


Graham Collins (Treasurer)

is retired Chief Financial Officer of a NSW government agency. 

Grant Robinson (Secretary)

is a retired information and quality manager with the NSW government. 

Neva Read

was born in Kenya (her mother is a Langham Scholar) and runs a consultancy in business strategy, PR, advertising, branding and marketing.


Emily Burgess

is a solicitor with the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office.

Dr Sue Wright

is Professor and Head of Accounting Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney, NSW.

International Leadership

Chris Wright

International Ministries Director

Chris Wright represents and promotes the vision and work of Langham around the world through his international travel, his speaking and writing ministry as a Christian scholar and author, and in sharing the spiritual and strategic leadership of the organization.

Pieter Kwant

Director of Langham Literature

Pieter Kwant has worked for several Christian publishers, including the one he founded himself, Piquant Editions. He oversees the work of the Langham Literature Warehouse and Service Centre in Carlisle, England, and is sought out around the world for his expertise in Majority World publishing.

Paul Windsor

Director of Langham Preaching

Paul Windsor coordinates an international team of trainers who facilitate Langham Preaching movements around the world. A native New Zealander, he currently lives and teaches homiletics at a seminary in South Asia.

Riad Kassis

Director of Langham Scholars

Riad Kassis is a Langham Scholar from Lebanon and is deeply committed to global theological education. He has served as Regional Director for Overseas Council, as well as visiting professor of Old Testament at The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary and as the Director of ICETE (the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education).

Jill McGilvray

Chair of the Langham Partnership International Council

She is a visiting lecturer at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and at Mary Andrews College. Her book God’s Love in Action, Pastoral Care for Everyone was published in 2009 and has meant that she has spoken and taught about pastoral care and understanding grief, at churches and conferences in several states of Australia.

Tayo Arikawe

International Director

Tayo Arikawe, from Nigeria, has served in church planting and pastor training ministry in several countries in Africa, in the UK and in continental Europe, seeking in each case to align biblical mission theology with clear strategic vision and effective practice. Tayo, who lives in southwest London with his wife Calista and son Mekus, has also worked to strengthen relationships and missional vision among the wide variety of diaspora Christian communities in the UK.