The Hillsong Board
George Aghajanian is general manager and a director of Hillsong Church Australia and its international entities. Upon leaving university he entered the private sector where he gained extensive experience in management, customer service, sales and marketing. George possesses a wealth of senior management experience working with both Australian and international organisations, and brings a strong balance of faith and practical business application to his role. George is married to Margaret and they have four children.
Dr Stephen Crouch is a Charted Accountant [Fellow] and Principal of an accounting and financial services firm. With over 30 years of industry experience – starting as a CA with KPMG and then moving to private practice in 1996 – Stephen has a wealth of commercial experience and is well placed to make contributions to strategy and structure, financial reporting and taxation, risk and assurance, supply chain and information systems. Stephen completed his Doctorate of Business Administration at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in 2010. In addition to this he chairs and is a director in both commercial and charitable organisations. Stephen is an active member of Hillsong Church Sydney and has served in a voluntary capacity for over thirty years.
Phillip Denton is an executive director of Hillscorp, a property development company, and is the director of several other property-related companies. In his past 25 years in the industry, he has gained a wealth of experience and skills in negotiation, sales and acquisitions, feasibilities and building relationships with joint-venture parties, clients and staff.
Dane Gambrill has enjoyed a career predominantly in Information Technology that spans 19 years in Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Product/Offering Management roles. His responsibilities have extended across multiple markets and geographies, and in recent years led the establishment of a new Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Business Unit for IBM in the Asia Pacific Region. Dane has become a recognised subject matter expert in the Media and Entertainment industries, with deep expertise in business transformation to help clients compete in this digital era. He has several technical and business-related qualifications and recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dane also chairs Hillsong’s IT Advisory Committee, and for many years was the Pastor of our Northern Beaches campus.
Nabi Saleh is the former executive chairman of Gloria Jean’s Coffees worldwide and chairman of Praise International USA, which operates It’s A Grind coffee houses. His drive, passion and belief in people coupled with his strong business acumen and Godly wisdom have enabled him to continue to sit on several boards for large, non-profit organisations.
Peter Toganivalu and his wife Laura are global pastors of Hillsong Young & Free. They’re passionate about seeing a ‘young and free’ movement rise up across the earth, finding joy, their God-given identity and calling in knowing Jesus Christ. Peter is a visionary, dynamic communicator, and a creative leader. Peter and Laura have three beautiful kids, Willow, Jack & Lola.
Amanda Tay is an experienced banking executive, with a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in finance and over 17 years in the finance industry. Her leadership and expertise have allowed her to navigate an ever-evolving economic climate. In addition, Amanda is a qualified executive and life coach who is driven to see others succeed. She has a passion for developing people and has championed and chaired multiple women’s events, both locally and internationally.