Who are the Christians for an Ethical Society?
President – Professor Ingrid Moses AO
Emeritus Professor Ingrid Moses AO has been a member of the CES Committee for a number of years. She is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of New England (1997-2006) and Chancellor of the University of Canberra (2006-10). She feels strongly about the benefits of interfaith dialogue and addressing social justice issues together.
Chair – Clive Rodger
Clive Rodger is an economist and successful business person currently serving on the Boards of a number of public companies. Clive serves on the Boards of a number of Christian and community organisations including the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. He trained in ethics at Princeton and currently is Chair of The Conflict Resolution Service of Canberra.
Past President – Professor John Warhurst AO
John Warhurst AO is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, a member of the National Council of Caritas Australia, chairman of Concerned Catholics Canberra Goulburn and a Canberra Times columnist.
Past Co-Chair – Rt Rev’d Professor Stephen Pickard
Rt Rev’d Professor Stephen Pickard is Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra; Director of the Strategic Research Centre in Public and Contextual Theology and Professor of Theology, Charles Sturt University, Canberra. He is an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Canberra & Gouburn.
Vice Chair – Dr David Hunter
David Hunter is Vice-Chair of the CES Committee. As a scientist, he has worked on locusts in many parts of the world and is currently President of the Orthopterists’ Society and is a Climate Adaptive Pest Management Specialist consultant to Asian Development Bank. He strongly believes we are to use our resources and talents to make a difference in the world through a keen sense of justice from a Christian perspective.
Secretary – Ann Skamp
Ann Skamp is an advocate for the full and equal participation of women and girls in their churches and communities and for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and children. She has been a member and Lay Secretary of the Anglican Church’s General Synod (1998 – 2017), a member of the international Anglican Communion delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (2005 – 2016) and of the International Anglican Women’s Network (2006 – ). Ann is the Secretary of the CES Committee.
Treasurer – Dr. Jeremy Dawson
Jeremy Dawson is a retired researcher in computer science at the ANU. With qualifications in mathematics and law, he has previously worked at the CSIRO and in the Public Service. He is married with two adult children and worships at St Matthew’s, Wanniassa.
Board Member – Robbie Tulip
Robbie Tulip joined the CES Board in 2022. Robbie has a Master of Arts Honours Degree from Macquarie University for a philosophy thesis in ethics and ontology. He manages the Chaplaincy at the Australian National University, and is Secretary and magazine editor of the Canberra Region Presbytery of the Uniting Church, a worship leader and musician at Kippax Uniting Church and National Director of the Australian Student Christian Movement. He takes active interest in climate policy, convening an international scientific think tank, the Planetary Restoration Action Group. He is married with two adult children. He worked for the Australian Agency for International Development from 1989 to 2017.