Please explore this page to find out about the work of SU Tas staff and how God is using them to help give young people and their families hope for the future.

Senior Staff | Regional Coordinators | Admin Team | SU Tas Council

Senior Staff Team

Ruth Pinkerton : CEO

Ruth Pinkerton - CEO

Ruth has headed up the SU Tas team since 2007. Based in the Hobart office but often travelling all over the state, she is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and works with the SU Tas Council on strategy and decision making.

Ruth’s connection with SU goes back to her school days when she learned to pray out loud in Mr McLean’s chemistry lab. Her earlier career included work in teaching, youth work and Christian outdoor education, before holding a senior staff position with SU Scotland.

Ruth has a passion for SU because it keeps the Bible and young people central in its ministry. She seems to enjoy postgraduate education and is working on her second Master’s degree.


David Clarke : Business Manager

David Clarke - Business Manager

David looks after Finance and Administration at SU Tas and is based in the Hobart office. He has worked for over 30 years in the government, not-for-profit and private sectors.

David’s connection with SU goes back to 1976 when he was at Launceston College. It was there he met David Reeve (a former director of SU Tas) who coordinated the Matric College Christian Fellowship.

David is thankful that God granted him the opportunity to use his skills and experience for his service.


Jenny Cowley : Field and Resources Manager

Jenny Cowley - Field and Resources Manager

Based in the Hobart office, Jenny has a state-wide role overseeing SU Tas camps and missions, school programs and chaplaincy. She promotes and trains for SU’s ChildSafe safety management system in churches and other community organisations.

Jenny started with SU Tas as a school’s ministry volunteer in the 1980s then moved on to leading camps, writing program material and training ministry leaders. With a background as a primary teacher and qualifications in adult education, she has also been employed in various ministry and management roles.


Alan George : Communications Manager

Alan George - Communications Manager

Alan oversees the promotional and marketing aspects of SU Tas. Spending his time working at his current home base in Devonport and the SU office in Hobart, he enjoys the opportunity to partner with staff, volunteers and supporters across the entire state.

Alan has had previous connections with SU through exposure to SU resources as a child and volunteering as a leader at SU Family Missions in the late 1990s. With qualifications in education and graphic design, Alan has held management positions in marketing, publications and fundraising in educational and NFP sectors for over 15 years.

Alan is excited to be using his communications skills for a Christian organisation that gives hope to young people and from which he has been personally impacted.


Regional Coordinators

Admin Team

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