Nick is the founding director of the Lachlan Macquarie Internship, which was launched in July 2011. Nick has formerly worked as the ACT Director for the Australian Christian Lobby, organising their 2008 election campaign. He also writes semi-regularly in the CityNews, has spoken widely at churches and conferences, and has previously worked as a Chaplain. Nick holds a Bachelor of Theology from Charles Sturt University in biblical studies and church history, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University majoring in philosophy and religious studies. Nick has lived in Christian community for a decade, and has a passion for seeing the impact of intentional community living on leadership and policy. Nick is married to Sarah who works as a GP, and is father to Micah and more recently little Bethany.
Completing the Lachlan Macquarie Internship in Spring 2013, Kieran now works for the Institute as Manager. Kieran engaged in part-time political staffing in the Western Australian state government before working as a Media and Communications Officer for a Federal Member in NSW. Kieran has a background in banking and a Bachelor of International Studies and History from Murdoch University. He has been heavily involved in a couple of churches, completing a one year intensive course in church ministry and leading congregational worship for a number of years. Kieran assists the Director in the running of the program full time, and is currently studying a Masters of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. His passion is the formation of young leaders with character, integrity and effectiveness for Christ.
We have a number of core lecturers who associated with the Lachlan Macquaire Institute who are experts in History, Theology, Media, Law, Economics, Strategy and Policy. More information about these lecturers will be given upon inquiry.