Board Members

Graham Warner
Graham Warner
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), FAIM

Graham is Chairman of  Baptist Insurance Services and has had over 40 years experience in the insurance industry, 36 of those with CGU. Graham’s more recent roles have included Rural Division Manager NSW, State Manager SA and NT, Development Manager Asia and National Compliance Manager. In August 2005 Graham joined the Insurance Ombudsman Service (now Financial Ombudsman Service – General Insurance) as Dispute Resolution Manager. Part of that role involves monitoring industry performance at FOS - GI and providing education to industry members. In addition to his other qualifications Graham also has Certificate IV in Work Place Training and Assessment.

David Berry
David Berry
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), CIP, AICD.

David is Deputy Chairman of Baptist Insurance Services, a position he has held since February 2000. He brings considerable church knowledge to the Board through his involvement as a Board Member of Enfield Baptist Church in South Australia and a Board Member of the Baptist Churches of South Australia. He also brings a wealth of insurance knowledge and experience to the scheme having worked in the insurance industry for over 43 years, retiring as the State Manager for Aon Insurance Brokers.

Ken Conwell
Ken Conwell
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), Grad. Theol. (QLD), Dip. Fin. Mkts. JP (Qual)

Ken is currently the Professional Standards Officer for Queensland Baptists and has just completed 23 years of service as the Insurance Administrator for Queensland Baptists. Ken is an ordained Baptist minister but prior to entering Baptist ministry he spent some 16 years in the insurance industry including a senior role in the head office of a major insurance company. During that time Ken was also a contributor to three insurance study textbooks for the Australian Insurance Institute.  A former Director of Administrative Services for Queensland Baptists, Ken is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a member of the Queensland Baptists Ministerial Interview panel.  Ken’s denominational roles along with his local church experience means that he is well qualified to represent the interests of the local church and his state on the board of BIS.

Terry Hicks
Terry Hicks

Terry has been with the Baptist Churches of Western Australia for 12 years, initially as Administrator and then Business Manager. His primary duties included looking after areas such as insurance for BCWA, i.e. BIS and Workers Compensation. In addition he was responsible for the management of a number of the business areas, e.g. Camps, Development Fund, Finances, Building Projects and Special Projects. Terry is a member of the BCWA staff executive. In addition, Terry is currently Chairman of Morley Baptist Church in Western Australia, a Board member of Maranatha Christian College, Swan Christian Education Centre and is the editor of the Advocate. Terry came to BCWA following a six year stint with Centrelink where he conclude his time as Business Continuity Manager.

Jon Price
Jon Price
BCom, CPA

Jon is currently the General Manager - Business and Resources at Donvale Christian College in suburban Melbourne. Prior to this he was the Director of Finance and Administration for the Baptist Union of Victoria. Jon brings a wealth of financial and church knowledge to the BIS board.

Peter Clark
Peter Clark

Peter has been involved with the Baptist Union of Tasmanian for over 20 years. He has been the Pastor of the Claremont Baptist Church since 1999 and was elected Chairperson of the Union last year. His working life started with 11 years of service as a Tasmania Police Officer. This was followed by several years of mission work in Eastern Europe. Peter eventually settled back in Hobart where he has been working for the past 20 years with the Australian Taxation Office, primarily in the compliance and legal interpretive areas. A part-time student for longer than he cares to remember he know holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons), Master of Taxation, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Ministry and several diplomas and other awards. Peter is also a Major in the Army Reserve where his primary duties have been in the area of governance and financial administration. In 2019 Peter left the ATO to focus more on ministry related activities. He now also works part-time for Baptcare in the Spiritual Care and Wellbeing team.

Kym Bennetts
Kym Bennetts
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), CIP, AIMM, GAICD

Kym has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 40 years and has worked for both International Underwriters as well as International Insurance Brokers. Prior to joining BIS, he spent five years as Assistant General Manager Client Services with Catholic Church Insurances. He also spent 14 years with Ansvar Insurance where he rose to the position of Operations Manager Australasia. Kym has been insuring the various denominational insurance schemes for the past 26 years and brings considerable experience in church insurances to BIS. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.