Leaders at the Brotherhood
Gerard Kennedy Tucker 1933–54
Founded the Brotherhood as a religious order.
Pioneered social welfare activities to address poverty.
Geoffrey Tremayne Sambell 1954–69
Established the donated goods division. Anglican priest; later Archbishop of Perth.
A biography of Sambell, written by Michael Challen, is available for purchase. To order your copy email info(at)bsl.org.au
David Scott 1969–1980
Nephew of Father Tucker.
Took a lead in establishing Community Aid Abroad.
Peter Hollingworth 1980–90
Anglican priest; later became Archbishop of Brisbane, then Governor-General of Australia.
Led the campaign 'Promise the children against child poverty'.
Bill Ford (acting Executive Director 1990)
Previously Director of Income and Business Development, oversaw Diamond Jubilee Year.
Michael Challen 1991–99
Anglican bishop, strong advocate of social justice for all Australians.
Supported close links between Brotherhood research and services.
Nicolas Frances 1999–2003
Anglican priest, born in the United Kingdom, had set up income-generating activities with disadvantaged people.
Fostered the concept of social enterprise.
John Wilson (acting Executive Director) 2003–04
Board member, oversaw transition period.
Tony Nicholson 2004–2017
Brought strong background in services and policy development with people at risk of homelessness.
Conny Lenneberg 2018–
Came to the Brotherhood with 25 years’ experience in the development and social justice sector.