August 17, 2016
London, UK, The Leprosy Mission International is pleased to welcome Mr Brent Morgan as its new International Director (chief executive officer). Mr Morgan takes over from Mr Geoff Warne, who has led the organisation for the past ten years as General Director.
The Leprosy Mission is a global fellowship of more than thirty member country organisations, working together with a shared vision of leprosy defeated, lives transformed. As International Director, Mr Morgan’s leadership role extends across the entire fellowship from the International Office in London.
Brent Morgan has worked within The Leprosy Mission for seven years as Executive Director of The Leprosy Mission New Zealand. Prior to this, he worked for World Vision and in the private sector.
“I’m really excited about taking the organisation forward,” says Mr Morgan, “and certainly feel that God has brought me to this place. I am really passionate about The Leprosy Mission achieving its global vision of seeing leprosy defeated and lives transformed, and in the process living and practising our values as a Christian organisation and bringing people closer to Jesus.”
Geoff Warne will continue with The Leprosy Mission until the end of September and will subsequently return to his home country, New Zealand. “I’m just excited for the future of The Leprosy Mission under Brent’s leadership,” says Mr Warne. “I look forward to seeing what great things the Lord is going to do in TLM in the coming times.”
About The Leprosy Mission
The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian organisation which helps people affected by leprosy. Founded in 1874, it is the oldest and largest leprosy-focused organisation in the world today.
Leprosy affects people’s lives in many different ways, so we care for their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs. In our projects we concentrate on healthcare, community-based rehabilitation (CBR), prevention of disability (POD), advocacy, capacity building, education, stigma reduction and occasionally on disaster response and preparedness.
Our vision is for ‘leprosy defeated, lives transformed’. Following Jesus Christ, The Leprosy Mission strives to break the chains of leprosy, empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness.
For additional information:
Heather Warne, Communications Officer